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Wedding Ceremony in Stockholm City Hall

applying for the wedding there

Thomas_KTH
post 20.Aug.2014, 10:07 PM
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This is the first year in Stockholm for me and my girlfriend. We have a plan of holding a wedding ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall. Is there anybody who has an experience there?

I have several question about the wedding ceremony:
1. Is there a waiting list for the wedding ceremony application in City Hall? I mean, for example, should I wait for at least half year for my turn?
2. I know that the Certificate of No Impediment offered by Sweden Tax Office is required. Are there any other documents are needed for this certificate?
3. Does the procedure of application work like this: contact City Hall for application=>wait in the queue=>hand in the required document=>wedding ceremony?

Thank you very much!
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Emerentia
post 21.Aug.2014, 11:33 AM
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I think you can find the information you need on this page (in English further down on the page) http://www.parvis.stockholm.se/

1) There is a online booking and sometimes the waiting period more than 4 months, but i guess that depends on when you plan to get married (more people wants to get married in the spring and summer than in the autumn). You could also contact them here: E-mail: vigsel@stockholm.se Phone 08-508 29 330

2 and 3) I think you book a date online, send the "Intyg for Hindersprövning" (Certificate of No Impediment) and "Vigselintyg" (which you get from Skatteverket) to Stadshuset (Vigslar Stadshuset 105 35 Stockholm). They need to have all the paperwork 9 weeks before the wedding. And then you just go there and wait for your turn.

Marriages take place in the City Hall on Saturdays between 12.00 and 18.00. The ceremonies take place in the Oval room and last for about 5 minutes. The Oval room has a maximum capacity of 15 guests. The ceremonies are performed in Swedish but can be performed in other languages as well. The ceremony is free of charge.

Hope you'll have a lovely wedding!
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Thomas_KTH
post 21.Aug.2014, 03:26 PM
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QUOTE (Emerentia @ 21.Aug.2014, 10:33 AM) *
I think you can find the information you need on this page (in English further down on the page) http://www.parvis.stockholm.se/1) There is a online booking and sometimes the ... (show full quote)

Thank you very much for your detailed explanation cool.gif
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Opalnera
post 21.Aug.2014, 07:07 PM
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QUOTE (Thomas_KTH @ 20.Aug.2014, 09:07 PM) *
This is the first year in Stockholm for me and my girlfriend. We have a plan of holding a wedding ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall. Is there anybody who has an experience t ... (show full quote)


You could also be asked to provide a certificate of no impediment from your home country. Call them and check.
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