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Weddings in Fuerteventura

Here is a basic guide to being married in Fuerteventura. Of course everyone’s circumstances are different – so please always consult the experts before going ahead. This information is not legally binding.

wedding01Civil and religious marriages in Fuerteventura
Under Spanish law, both civil and religious weddings are legal. People under 18 are not legally able to marry in Spain.

Civil Marriages: The consent to get married is given to the correspondent officer dependant upon the principles of the Spanish Civil Code. The marriage is solemnized by the Judge in charge of the Civil Registry, by the town Mayor or the officer duly authorised, or by the diplomatic officer of the Civil Registry abroad.

Religious Marriages: Catholic, Protestant and Jewish marriages may be carried out in Lanzarote. The certificate of marriage that the Church issues you after the ceremony must be registered with the Spanish civil registry in order to get an official legal marriage certificate.

If you are planning to marry in Fuerteventura, please note that you will be required to produce the following documents:

  • Your passport
  • Original birth certificate or an officially stamped auhorised copy
  • Application to marry form
  • Proof that the two parties are single. A form can be obtained from the civil registry of your home country
  • If previously married, the original final divorce decree or death certificate.
  • Certificate of residence: If you are non-resident, you may be able to sign an a document before your consular officer. However, this is not always possible – so please do check before booking anything.
  • Certificate of Consular Inscription: This can be gained from your embassy or consulate.

A certificate of baptism is also needed when arranging a Catholic wedding in Fuerteventura. The required documentation must be presented to the priest performing the ceremony.

All documents from outside Spain must be officially translated into Spanish and authenticated by a legal entity.

We recommend that you use the experts to organise your wedding… to esnure that everything is legal. The law in Spain changes often – so we strongly advise you to speak to Lesleyann at Fuerteventura Weddings. She will be able to help you with everything that you will need for that special day.

8 Responses to Weddings in Fuerteventura

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  • We have lived in Caleta for many years and are wanting a civil wedding next year.

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  • hi there, me and my partner are moving to fuerteventura in novemeber.He will be working there and i am already in possession of a spanish residencia as have lived all over spain and islands for 10 years, howevr, can anyone please tell me how do i obtain a certificate of no impediment? is it a consular service as i havent lived in the uk for over 10 years?? He is south african so all the paperwork is scary as we arent there until novemeber due to other work commiments elsewhere in spain. can anyone help me, or point me in the right direction. we will be based in gran tarajal..

    many thanks for reading.

  • Sorry Leanne – I don’t have a clue! I would definitely speak to the Consulate, as they should have the most up to date information.

    Good luck!

    Elle xx

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  • Hello! I really need a help, we are foreigners (from Lithuania) and we would love to have weddings in Fuerteventura in August this year. Can somebody help us with documents, do we really need certificate of residence?

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