Notice of intended marriage

If you want to get married, you need to give notice of your intended marriage. This notification must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the desired date. This is the statutory deadline. We recommend filing the notification a little earlier if, for example, you have lived abroad for a longer period of time. The notification of intended marriage is only valid for one year. We will then check whether you are allowed to get married.

Foreign documents?

If you need to submit foreign documents, you must notify your intentions earlier than 2 weeks in advance. The usual period of 2 weeks is then too short to arrange everything.

Wedding packages

Various wedding packages  are available if you are getting married in Maastricht. The package you choose dictates…

  • …how long the ceremony will take
  • …when the ceremony will take place
  • …whether you can choose your own venue
  • …whether you can choose your own wedding celebrant.

Wedding date

You can give notice of your intended marriage electronically on DigiD (for free). Make sure to reserve a date in the Maastricht marriage agenda first. Send an email to huwelijk [at] (huwelijk[at]maastricht[dot]nl) or call 14 043 to set a date.

  • You are allowed to get married if…

    • …you are at least 18 years old
    • …you are not married to someone else
    • …you are not in a civil partnership with someone else
    • …you and your partner are not in a prohibited degree of relationship. You cannot get married to your parent, grandparent, child, grandchild or (half-)sibling. However, you can get married to a third- or fourth-degree relative: an aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or cousin. You must both declare that you are voluntarily getting married.
    • …you are not under financial guardianship. Permission of your financial guardian or a sub district judge is required.