FAQ
Here we are answering the most popular questions about getting married in Portugal and our work. If you did not find an information you are looking for, we would be happy to answer by e-mail. Write to us at samevibes.agency@gmail.com
Why shall I get married in Portugal?
There are lots of reasons for such a decision: it is probably one of the best countries in Europe to register your marriage. The process is quite simple and allows almost everyone to get married legally with a recognized certificate. Let's add to that the facts of amazing weather, 800 km of Atlantic coast, breathtaking landscapes, incredible gastronomy and wide wine market, plus very important moment: affordable prices!
Who can get married in Portugal?
People from all over the world and of any gender can get married in Portugal. Unless your age is less than 16 y.o., in that case you might need to wait till your 16th birthday and then, with Parental or Guardian Consent, we can get you married.
Can same-sex couples marry in Portugal?
Absolutely! Portugal might seem like a very conservative country but in reality, it is ahead of the curve in terms of gay rights. If you compare to the rest of the western world you might get surprised by finding that same-sex marriages have been legal since 2010 in Portugal, which is 4 years ahead of the UK and 5 years ahead of the USA. Same-sex couples in Portugal have the same rights as straight couples, including adoption. Besides that, Portugal is one of 3 countries worldwide that allows gays and lesbians from other countries to marry legally even if not accepted in their own country!
What documents do we need to get married in Portugal?
Take a look at our "Documents" page.
Depending on your individual circumstances and the time frame we can offer the best solutions for you.

Non-EU – Non-EU

  • Copy of the valid Passport
  • Birth certificate with Apostille
  • For Post Soviet countries – Certificate of Legal Capacity to Marry
*Divorced
+ divorce decree or divorce certificate (with Apostille)
+ Name change certificate

Non-EU + EU

  • Copy of the valid Passport
  • Birth certificate with Apostille + Birth certificate European format (Notarial/Consular certified)
  • Certificate of Legal Capacity to Marry + Certificate of Legal Capacity to Marry (European format)
*Divorced
+ divorce certificate or court decision (with Apostille)
+ Name change certificate

EU + EU

  • Copy of the valid Passport
  • Birth certificate European format
  • Certificate of No Impediment (European model)
*Divorced
+ divorce certificate or court decision (with Apostille)
+ Name change certificate

Same-Sex
Documents are the same as for the regular marriage.
How long do we have to stay in Portugal?
There is no legal requirement for your staying in Portugal before the wedding. Feel free to come whenever you want or need for the event.
What the ceremony would be like?
A wedding ceremony in Lisbon city hall is simple but cosy, lasting between 30 minutes and 1 hour. The registrar will conduct the ceremony in Portuguese language, but we will provide you a translator (that is included in the price of the package). You can exchange short vows, rings and of course kisses!
Do we need to pay legal and administration fees?
No, all legal and administration fees are included in our price.
Will we receive a marriage certificate?
Yes, of course!
Do we need to translate our documents?
We will take care of the translation of your documents, you shall not be worried about that.
Can I change my name on my wedding day?
You can add your husband's name automatically, other options depend on your situation.
We have a low budget, can you still help us with our wedding?
Our processing fee and Apostille fee are fixed but we would be more than happy in advising you as best as possible on ways you can achieve your celebration to fit with the budget you have. We're always happy to answer any questions you have and direct you to the best suppliers. We don't charge for giving you advice and the only time we agree a wedding planning fee with you is when you ask us to organise and coordinate for you.
You can easily achieve an affordable marriage in Portugal and we would be happy to give you a guidance!
Once we're married, can my Non-EU partner travel around Europe without a visa?
Your marriage doesn't automatically make your Non-EU partner an EU citizen. After your marriage, your partner will need to apply for residency in the country you both plan to reside. Until then, you may need to carefully consider your travels around Europe making sure you are fully informed on what the country you are travelling to requires, so that you can avoid difficulties.
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