Conditions of Marriage

At least one partner must be Dutch or a resident of the Netherlands in order to get married in the Netherlands. Both individuals must be over the age of 18 and not yet married or in a registered partnership. 

At least 14 days prior to your wedding, you are required to give notice of your intention to marry (ondertrouw). Send a notice to the municipal authority (gementee) where at least one partner resides. You have the option of choosing your wedding date and municipality during the marriage registration process. 

Be aware that your residency status is checked by the IND, the immigration authority!

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