Marriage in Morocco
Contact the Embassy of Morocco before making any plans to find out about local marriage laws, including what documents you’ll need.
You also need to contact the Marriage Officer (Laadoul) in the city where you are going to get married.
What you need to do
You’ll be asked to provide an affirmation or affidavit document to prove you’re allowed to marry.
Make an appointment at the British embassy or consulate in Morocco to swear an affidavit (written statement of facts) that you’re free to marry. You’ll need to bring your passport, your partner’s passport and pay a fee.
Your partner must get an affirmation as well.
Legalisation and translation
You’ll need to get your affirmation or affidavit translated into the local language and ‘legalised’ (certified as genuine) by the local authorities - the embassy or consulate should be able to give you advice.
If you’ve been divorced or widowed, you’ll need to provide:
- a decree absolute or final order or death certificate
- evidence of nationality or residence where your divorce took place if it was outside the UK. You’ll need to get it translated if it’s not in English
- evidence if you’ve changed your name by deed poll
An ’affirmation for marriage’ document issued in Morocco is valid for 3 months.
|Affidavit or affirmation for marriage||£50|
You normally have to pay fees for consular services in the local currency - these are shown in the list of consular fees for Morocco.
You can pay by cash or credit card, but not by personal cheque.