Marriage and partnership

Do you want to get married or enter into a registered partnership? Then you must first notify us of your intended marriage. There must minimally be 14 days and no more than 1 year between your notification and the subsequent marriage.

Conditions

  • You and your partner have both lived in the Netherlands for at least six months.
  • You are getting married in the Municipality of Almere
  • Both parties are 18 years old or above on the wedding date.

Notification of an intended marriage or registered partnership

There are 2 ways to notify us of your intended marriage:

Option 1: Notify us online

You can notify us of your intended marriage or registered partnership online. Please make sure you have easy access to your own details, your partner’s details and your witnesses for the notification.

You or your partner will need to fill in the notification form for a digital notification. Download the notification form (PDF, 191 kb) (Dutch only) and fill it in digitally. You will subsequently be able to add (upload) it when you are ready to submit your digital notification.

Notify the municipality

This form is only available in Dutch.

Option 2: Submit a written notification

Don't have a DigiD? Then you also have the option of notifying us of your intended marriage or registered partnership in writing. Download the notification form (PDF, 228 kb) (Dutch only). And send us the completed notification form.

Submit the following

  • Notification form completed and signed by both partners
  • Copy of a valid passport for you, your partner and all witnesses
  • Copy of the front and back of a valid residence permit for you and/or your partner

You can send the completed notification form and copies to:

Gemeente Almere
T.a.v. Huwelijkscoördinatoren
Postbus 200
1300 AE Almere

Costs

The fees for a marriage or registration of a partnership will depend on the location and time. Need to cancel or reschedule your ceremony? You can call 14 036 for this purpose. There may be costs associated with this.

Costs marriage and partnership

DayTimeCosts
Monday9.00 - 9.30free
Simple ceremony on working days9.00 - 17.00€ 199.00 (only in town hall)
Regular ceremony on working days9.00 - 17.00€ 330.00
Regular ceremony on working days18.00 - 22.00€ 550.00
Ceremony at the weekend (in consultation with Civil Affairs)9.00 - 17.00€ 750.00
Marriage/Registered partnership at a different time and location outside town hall (in consultation with Civil Affairs) € 1,171.15
Wedding/partnership booklet € 24.90
Luxury wedding/partnership booklet € 30.00
Appointment and swearing in as a special civil registrar (buitengewoon ambtenaar van de Burgerlijke Stand) € 193.60

Costs change, cancel or reschedule wedding date

Moment of changeCosts
Until one month before the wedding date25% of the fees due
Until one week before the wedding date50% of the fees due
In the week before or on the wedding date itself100% of the fees due

Costs marriage/registered partnership products

ProductCosts
Converting a registered partnership into a marriage at the Civil Affairs desk€ 46.00
Appointment and swearing in as a special civil registrar (buitengewoon ambtenaar van de Burgerlijke Stand)€ 193.60
Civil servant as witness, per witness€ 33.25
Visit from a civil servant to assess the security of the wedding venue€ 110.90

Free wedding

The waiting time for a free ceremony is currently 5 months. These ceremonies are conducted on Monday mornings at 09:00 or 09:30 hours. However, there are a number of conditions attached to this:

  • A maximum of 6 people, including the bridal couple and witnesses, may be present;
  • The ceremony will not take place in the wedding hall, but in a Burgerzaken room;
  • There is no usher present during the ceremony;
  • It’s not possible to play music before, during or after the ceremony;
  • No speech is given by the Civil Registrar, he or she will only state the legally required wording. 

 

Simple ceremony

You can also opt for a simple wedding or partnership ceremony at the town hall. This is possible on weekdays between 9.00 and 17.00.

  • a maximum of 16 people may be present. The bridal couple, witnesses, children and possibly the photographer all count;
  • it’s not possible to play music before, during or after the ceremony;
  • no speech is given by the Civil Registrar, he or she will only state the legally required wording.
  • the budget ceremony lasts a maximum of half an hour