New Zealand Embassy & Mission to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium

Requirements for getting married in Belgium

There are a number of things that New Zealanders have to do before getting married in Belgium. The first step is to contact your local commune to obtain the list of documents you require.

Documents you will need to obtain from New Zealand may include one or more of the documents listed below (depending on local authority requirements). Please contact Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) central registry office in Wellington to obtain any one of these certificates.

Several other documents that may be required for your marriage are available from the New Zealand Embassy in Brussels.

1. New Zealand Birth Certificate
Extrait d'acte de naissance

  • For applications made directly to BDM: Payment accepted by credit card, NZ cheque or bank draft. Delay approx. 2 weeks.

2. New Zealand Marriage Certificate
Extrait d'acte de mariage

  • For applications made directly to BDM: Payment accepted by credit card, NZ cheque or bank draft. Delay approx. 2 weeks.

3. New Zealand Death Certificate
Extrait d'acte de décès

  • For applications made directly to BDM: Payment accepted by credit card, NZ cheque or bank draft. Delay approx. 2 weeks.

4. Certificate of No Impediment
Certificat de célibat

States that you are currently free from marital ties in New Zealand and names your future spouse. Must be obtained from BDM central registry office in Wellington after a minimum legal two week stand-down period from receipt of application.

  • For applications made directly to BDM: Payment accepted by credit card, NZ cheque or bank draft. Delay approx. 3-4 weeks.

Email the Central Registry Office in New Zealand: .

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