What are the legal requirements for a civil wedding?
As stated in the section under Ceremonies, the paperwork required in Spain varies from town to town. In general you will be required to produce for both parties:
If either of the couple is divorced, the original marriage and divorce certificates must be presented accompanied by sworn translations. If either on e of the couple is widowed, then both the original marriage and death certificates must be presented with their sworn translations.
- An original birth certificate accompanied by a sworn translation (i.e. translated by an official interpreter and stamped with the Hague Apostille)
- A certificate of non-impediment to marry
In some cases it will be necessary for the couple to visit Spain prior to the wedding to prepare the necessary paperwork. This will depend on the location that the couple chooses to marry. Weddings in Spain will advise you prior to booking if this is the case.