Marriage Ceremonies for Visitors

Civil marriage ceremonies in the City of Tórshavn are solemnised by the Major of Tórshavn and are held in Faroese with a translation in English. The ceremony is free of charge. In order to get married by civil ceremony in the City of Tórshavn, we need certain documentation from you upon your arrival in the Faroe Islands:

  • Birth certificates
  • Current address (so that we can send you the Notice of Marriage by airmail)
  • Your marital status.
  • Final divorce papers if you are divorced
  • Death certificate of your former spouse if you are a widow/widower

If the original documents are not available in English, they must be translated by an authorised translator.

Please send the documentation listed above to this e-mail address

Please note that notice must be given not later than 4 weeks before the date of the intended civil marriage.

Bringing two witnesses
On the day of the wedding you will need to bring with you two people who are prepared to witness the marriage and sign the marriage register. Send us the names and addresses of the witnesses.

If you do not bring two witnesses, let us now - then two members of staff will be present and witness the civil marriage ceremony.

How to proceed
After the first contact with the City of Tórshavn, you will get the form “Notice of marriage” sent to your postal address. Please fill it in and send it to:

City of Tórshavn
Postsmoga 32
Vaglid 1
FO-110 Tórshavn
Mark the letter “Notice of Marriage”

If your submitted documents are complete, we will be able to make an appointment for your marriage. Please tell us your planned day of arrival in the Faroe Islands.

After the wedding ceremony, you will be handed an international marriage certificate in Faroese and English.