So you’ve maybe decided to opt for a civil marriage? Just because it’s not a church wedding doesn’t mean to say you can just go ahead and get married quickly.
The civil marriage is usually easier than in church, but that’s only because you a skip a step. However, we must remember that there is a certain amount of time and some costs involved, all of which needs to be taken into account. Remember to follow tall the main steps of arranging things. Documents to be submitted and the first step is to make sure that you’re issued with the required documents (this can take approximately 10 to 15 days). What are the documents that you need? As a general rule rule of thumb you’ll need proof of residence, birth certificate, single status and citizenship. In the case where the bride or groom is still not yet of age this can be a little more complicated. However things should be fine if the parents in question give their consent and that the court also gives its consent.
Once you have submitted all the necessary documents and made the necessary verifications, the bride and groom will be called to determine the date of the oath and this is then followed by publications. Nowadays, with the modernization of local government offices the marriage publications are published online and on the website of the municipality. The exposure time is about one week. This is to allow time for any complaints about the forthcoming marriage. Past this, you will get the green light that allows you to get married in not more than 180 days of waiting. In the event that the bride or groom has been divorced, you must present the previous couple of the marriage certificate accompanied by judgment of divorce (documentation, which is recovered in court).