Marriage Ceremonies for Visitors

Civil marriage ceremonies in the City of Tórshavn are solemnised by the major of Tórshavn and are pursued in Faroese with a translation in English. The ceremony is free of charge.

It is possible to get married Monday to Thursday 10.00 – 15.00 and Friday 10.00 14.00 and every first Saturday of the month.

It is not possible to get married on Holidays etc.

Inquiries about civil marriages can be sent to vigslur@torshavn.fo

Please note that notice must be given no later than 4 weeks before the date of the intended civil marriage.

How to proceed
In order to get married by civil ceremony in the City of Tórshavn, we need certain documentation from you sent by e-mail to vigslur@torshavn.fo

• Send the inquiry about time and date
• Fill out the form “Notice og Marriage” and send it to us firstly four months before the planned ceremony. The  “Notice of Marriag” can be found here
• Birth certificates
• Your marital status
• Final divorce papers if you are divorced
• Death certificate of your former spouse if you are a widow/widower
• 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 know - then two members of staff will be present and witness the civil marriage ceremony.

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

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

Ceremony location
The marriage ceremony will take place in Tórshavn's City Hall. The municipality handles the marriage ceremony itself.

If you wish to have the ceremony in a different location in Tórshavn, you can contact a local wedding or travel agency, who can help you find a suitable place. When you have found a location and have settled on a date please return to us, and we will check if the ceremony can be held in accordance to your wish.

Visit Tórshavn can answer other conditions around the marriage. Visit their website HERE


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

Inspiration for your wedding
You can find inspiration, a local photographer or flowers for your wedding at brudleyp.fo


Notice of marriage
Here you'll find the document Notice of marriage.pdf