Civil marriage in the Reykjavík Capital
Civil marriage in the district of Reykjavík Capital Area is
Sýslumaðurinn á höfuðborgarsvæðinu
Tel.: +354 569 2400
Fax.: +354 562 4870
Civil marriage ceremonies are performed on weekdays (monday -
friday) at the office at Skógarhlíð 6, Reykajvík or the office at
Bæjarhraun 18, Hafnarfjörður, at 14:30 or 15:00. The fee is IKR
Before a civil marriage can take place, the partners must submit
documentation to verify that there are no impediments to the marriage according
law in Respect of Marriage no, 31, April 14th, 1993 . Both
parties must be over 18 years of age and not already married.
Only original documents will
Documents in other languages than English and Scandinavian languages
have to be accompanied by a certified translation.
All documents must be received 3
weeks before the planned wedding date. If more convenient, copies can first
be sent by fax or e-mail, and the originals handed in at a later date, no
later than 5 days before the planned
Once all the copies have been
approved you can make an appointment for the ceremony .
If you are traveling from abroad we ask that you send copies of all
documents before you leave your home
country so that we can confirm that they are in order.
If the documents are not received within this time frame, the planned
marriage will be considered cancelled.
When the ceremony has taken place, a marriage certificate, in English,
can be obtained from Registers Iceland (Þjóðskrá Íslands).
Íslands (Registers Iceland)
Tel.: +354 569 2950
Fax: +354 569 2949
If you are a citizen or resident of Denmark, Norway, Sweden or Finland,
If the civil marriage is to take place outside of Reykjavik, the local District Commissioner should
The required documents - three
weeks before the planned wedding date:
notification / hjónavígsluskýrsla .
The form can be sent to you by mail if required. The form has to
be carefully filled in, signed by both parties, and signed by two trustworthy
persons who, by signing the form, vouch for the fact that there are no legal
impediments to the planned marriage.
2. Birth certificate.
Both partners need to submit their birth certificates. The
originals can be returned after the wedding ceremony if required.
3. Certificate of marital status.
Both partners need to submit a certificate of marital status issued by
the relevant authority in their country, state or region. The certificate
must be issued within 8 weeks prior to the wedding ceremony.
Some countries do not issue a certificate of marital status. If
that has been confirmed, and the bride/groom is a foreign citizen or
residing abroad, a certificate issued by the relevant authorities in their
country, confirming that there are no impediments to the planned marriage, is required.
4. If bride/groom is divorced.
A divorce decree, a document to prove that previous marriage has ended
with a divorce. It is also necessary to prove that the division of assets
and liabilities between the former spouses have been finalized.
5. If bride/groom is a widow/widower.
An official document showing that the estate (assets and liabilities)
of the deceased spouse has been finalized/divided.
Both partners must present valid passports.