How to Get Legally Married In Spain
When planning destination weddings in Spain, the process can be affected by the region you will be in and the technical requirements. A number of couples are content with a courthouse wedding while others prefer overseas weddings. This makes destination weddings very necessary for them.http://bit.ly/2z94o5C
Civil marriage: Couples marry legally without a religious feature in a civil ceremony. This allows for rights of property, pensions, inheritance, and adoption. It can be between heterosexual or same-sex couples.
Civil partnership: Most of Spain’s communities recognize and allow for registered cohabitation and civil unions between same-sex people. These provide for kinship, property rights, and inheritance.
Religious marriages: Roman Catholic, Jewish, Protestant and Muslim marriages can be celebrated in Spain without needing to have a second civil marriage. If the celebrant is lawfully allowed to preside at weddings, a religious marriage has an equal legal status as a civil union.http://bit.ly/2zazfie
Religious marriages requirements vary depending on the denomination and region in which a couple lives. This marriage is legally recognized under the Spanish law. You need to obtain an official marriage certificate thus you have to register with the civil authorities in the area.http://bit.ly/2kmWLWW
Before making plans for your overseas weddings, It is advisable to confirm whether the marriage officiator is authorized to preside over weddings. Also make arrangements afterward for civil registration. You should confirm whether the officiator will register the religious marriage with the civil authorities or if they can provide you with the paperwork to do so yourselves.
Civil marriages are held in the Town Hall of residence or courts, performed by a designated councilor or the Mayor. The marriage becomes effective immediately after the ceremony. Following the wedding, it is registered in the Civil Registry and certification issued stating the place, date, and time of the marriage.http://bit.ly/2fKNp1Y
When desired a religious ceremony can among after the civil ceremony. A point to note is that after a religious ceremony, you are given one week to submit the certificate issued by the church to your nearest civil registry. If you do not register, your marriage won’t be legally recognized.http://bit.ly/2g9JfRA
Ceremonies can either be religious or civil with the inclusion of rites for the many religions. Since the requirements for local ceremonies are inconsistent — both religious and civil — couples need to investigate the requirements and customs practiced in the area you intend to have your wedding.
The marriage certificate is known as Libro de Familia and can be obtained after the wedding ceremony at the civil registry ( registro civil). The official requirements mandate a couple to return and register the marriage.http://bit.ly/2gGTe1a
Required documents include:
· A form of application issued by the district court or civil registry,
· Proof that the couple is allowed to marry
· Residency Certificates (Americans, can take the affidavits form, from the American Consul),
· Ensure you post of banns
· A Legal proof indicating that previous marriage has been terminated. It must be original and bearing the Apostille of The Hague. It needs to be translated into Spanish and then the translation authenticated.” The Catholic ceremonies will require specific, official papers.http://bit.ly/2xGQT0L