Malta is one of the dream destinations for many to have their wedding with warm weather throughout the year with beaches, medieval castles, and others. It is the popular location for you to tie the knot.
Since most couples are excited to travel to Europe, what better way to jump on for a destination wedding in Malta for couples who love to travel. Keep reading to know more about the legal requirements and procedures if you are looking to get married at this perfect destination.
Legal requirements for marriage in Malta
The marriage application and documents at least before 12 weeks to the marriage, there is no restriction irrespective of your residency status; however, you need to request a few bodies which you’ll see in the below points. It is suggested to get the help of professional wedding planners to make your dream wedding in Malta hassle-free and memorable.
- Application RZ1 is one of the important applications.
- Along with RZ1, the RZ2 document which is an application for a declaration of oath must be submitted and signed in front of the solicitor/registrar.
- Original birth certification with both parent names mentioned in it, if not you’ll have to submit a declaration from someone you know and signed by the solicitor.
- Passports of both bride and groom and original documents must be submitted once at arrival.
- Single status certification is mandatory to prove that you have never been married before, which can be obtained from your local registrar.
- If you have been married before, you need to provide your divorce decree if divorced and the death of your former spouse if you are a widower.
- Two witnesses must be present and must be 18 years and older.
- Parental consent and other necessary requirements must be fulfilled if you are less than 18 years of age.
The mentioned documents – Act of marriage and certificate of banns must be applied before 10 days of marriage and free status certificate and RZ2 forms are only valid for 3 months. It is important to keep that in mind.
Cost and Best time to get married in Malta:
The legal cost of getting your marriage license in Malta is somewhere between $30 – $130. The best time for your dream wedding in Malta is in May, June, and September. Malta is unlike other European countries so the weather can be hot and humid ahead of schedule, so it is suggested to wait for the perfect weather for your dream wedding in Malta.