In order to get married in Luxembourg, it is necessary to take a number of steps beforehand (which may vary depending on the nationality of the future spouses) and to gather all the documents required to constitute the marriage file. Religious marriage can only take place after civil marriage. Therefore, religious marriage alone, i.e. without having been preceded by a civil marriage, is strictly prohibited. The preparation of the civil marriage concerns any person wishing to contract a marriage in Luxembourg, regardless of their nationality. In order to be able to marry in Luxembourg, the future spouses must be at least 18 years old (male) and 18 years old (female), and one of them must have their official residence in Luxembourg. For minors, at least one parent’s consent is required.
Preparation for civil marriage must begin no later than:
- 1 month before the date of marriage if the 2 persons concerned live in the same municipality
- 2 months before the date of marriage if the 2 persons concerned do not live in the same municipality
The marriage may only be performed in the municipality (at their choice) where one of the future spouses resides legally.