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Hollywood lovers, heartthrob Lawrence Harvey and Margaret Leighton were among the first high profile couples to say ‘I do’ in Gibraltar. In 1962 as the world became entranced by the numbers 007, screen hero Sean Connery married actress Diane Cilento. Sadly, this marriage was not to last but Connery’s affection for Gibraltar did as he returned in 1975 to marry his present wife Micheline Boglio Roquebrune. However, it is the marriage of Beatle John Lennon to Yoko Ono in 1969 that caused the biggest media sensation.
In Gibraltar, the marriage between a man and a woman is provided for under the Gibraltar Marriage Act. Under its provisions it is possible, by means of a Special Licence granted under Section 13 of the Act, for residents and non-residents alike to get married in Gibraltar. This act also enables a Marriage ceremony to be conducted at approved locations outside the Registry, outside working hours and at weekends.
If you are resident in Gibraltar and your intention is to get married in a place of worship or at the Marriage Registry without a Special Licence, you will need to give notice of your intended marriage either to a Minister registered under Section 5 of the Act or to the Marriage Registrar, whichever is applicable. You will need to give at least 21 day’s notice, in the case of a Registry wedding, or allow for the publication of the banns if you are to be married in a place of worship.
In order to get married at the Marriage Registry by means of a Special Licence, you must be able to satisfy the Registrar that you are free to marry by completing affidavits and signing them before a Commissioner for Oaths or a Notary Public. We will of course assist you in this process.
Non-residents wishing to get married a Marriage in Gibraltar must provide the Registrar with documentary evidence that they will either be staying in Gibraltar at least one night immediately prior to or, immediately following the ceremony.
The Registrar will accept any of the evidence listed below:
All documents must be in English.
Documents that are not multi language certificates must be accompanied by an officially certified translation into English (using one of the following):
In addition, persons wishing to get married will have to prove their identity by providing the Registrar with originals of the following:
If you have changed your name in any way, you should produce evidence of your change of name.
Plain copies or laminated documents will NOT be accepted.