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Legal Requirements For Getting Married In Curacao

The following nationalities do not require legalization for a Curacao wedding:  Aruba, Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, Austria, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Former Netherlands Antilles, Portugal and Switzerland.  All others must adhere to the following program:

Send a written marriage petition to the town hall. The letter must be signed by both parties and provide two wedding date and times.

Provide birth certificates with the parents’ names.

Provide an international declaration of unmarried status by the civil registration of the parties’ hometowns and an apostille/legalization.

If either party is divorced or widowed, bring a copy of the divorce decree or a death certificate plus n apostille/legalization of proof required. This has to be done at the Netherlands embassy in the country of the parties residence.

None of the documents provided can be older than 6 months by the time of the wedding.

A witness brought from the parties home country must be at least 21 years of age. Provide the full name of the witness together with their address and date of birth. The witness will need a copy of a valid passport and the witness should apply for temporary residence. A wedding planner can arrange for local witnesses if the parties choose.

A photo copy of each passport should be furnished.

All documents need to be original and recent and apostille.