Australian Embassy
Spain
Andorra and Equatorial Guinea

Getting married in Spain

Getting married in Spain

 

Australian government representatives cannot perform marriage ceremonies and you cannot get married at an Australian Embassy or Honorary Consulate.

Australian Citizens who wish to marry in Spain must contact the Spanish Civil Registry where they intend to marry and confirm the documents required by the Registry authorities. 

You may find your nearest Registry by dialling 010 in Spain, which connects you to the local council and is able to confirm the Registry's address details. One of the marrying parties must be a resident of Spain and be registered with a local council in Spain. 

Documents generally required by Spanish civil registries

  • A recently issued (less than 3 months old), original Australian Birth Certificate  from the relevant Australian State or Territory Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

  • A Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (PDF) 

  • A Certificate of Residence  in the past two years 

 

Further information on how to obtain these documents:

To obtain an Australian Birth Certificate please see our Birth, Deaths and Marriages Certificates page.

Once the Birth Certificate has been issued, you must have this original certificate legalised with the Apostille of The Hague.  The Apostille can be obtained from this Embassy. The Honorary Consulate in Barcelona is unable to provide this service.

Please note that a fee will be charged for this service.

The original document with an Apostille seal must also be translated by a Spanish Sworn Translator (Traductor Jurado). You can download the English-Spanish Translators and Interpreters in Spain (PDF) for further information.  The Embassy does not provide this service.

 

Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage

If you have an original birth certificate already with an Apostille, you may apply at the Australian Embassy in Madrid for a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (PDF). This service requires you to be present at the Australian Embassy  and an appointment is required. The Honorary Consulate in Barcelona is unable to provide this service.

Please note that a fee will be charged for this service.

 

A Certificate of Residence

A Certificate of Residence can be issued by the Australian Embassy in Madrid and an appointment is required.  The Honorary Consulate in Barcelona is unable to provide this service.

You  must complete a Statutory Declaration (PDF) stating your permanent residence for the last two years. You can fill out your Statutory Declaration and bring this to your appointment at the Embassy, but please do not sign this form.

This Statutory Declaration must be signed before a consular representative.

Please note that a fee will be charged for this service.