Marriage

Procedure for marriage between Brazilians and Luxembourgers celebrated in Luxembourg:

  • Do the “apostille” at the notary office of all original Brazilian documents, according to the Hague Convention.
  • Make a sworn translation in French, German or Luxembourgish of all Brazilian documents that will be presented, with the exception of the passport. Notarize the translator’s signature in a notary office and “apostille” this signature notarization at the notary office. If it is preferred to do this procedure at the Consulate through legalization, the “apostille” of the signature notarization at the notary office is not required.
  • Bring to the Consulate all original documents already “apostilled” accompanied by the sworn translation and with the translator’s signature notarized for the Consulate to do the legalizations. If you have done the “apostille” service of the signature notarization in a notary office, the Consulate will only apply the consular seal.

Brazilian documents usually requested in the Communes to be presented in Luxembourg (confirm the list of documents in the Commune where the marriage will take place):

  • Original birth certificate, with a date of issue up to 3 months;
  • Original of a declaration of a bachelor issued by a notary office or deed of civil status, with notarized signature. Recent date of issue of maximum 3 months;
  • Original or certified copy of a proof of residence of Brazil in the name of the spouse with a date of issue of maximum 3 months;
  • Certified copy of valid Brazilian passport;
  • Original of a medical certificate issued in Luxembourg by a local doctor attesting to good physical and mental health. (Document will be issued in Luxembourg)
  • It is not necessary to bring the documents personally. They may be sent by mail and afterwards also returned this way
  • If you choose to come in person or send a carrier, our office hours are Monday to Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the documents will be delivered the next day.

For cost information see our Cost Table.

Procedure for validating marriage in Brazil

After the ceremony, for the marriage to be valid also in Brazil, the following procedures must be done:

Validate the Marriage Certificate in Luxembourg at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and then present them at the Brazilian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium. Following this procedure, the marriage will be valid in Brazil.

Addresses:

Embassy of Brazil in Brussels
Avenue Louise / Louizalaan, 350, 1050 Bruxelles / Brussel
Tel: (32) 2 640.2015
Fax: (32) 2 640.8134
Site: www.cgbruxelas.itamaraty.gov.br

Consulate General of Brazil in Brussels
Rue du Trône, 108, térreo, 1050 – Ixelles, Bruxelas
Tel.: (32) 2 626-2891 / Fax: (32) 2 626-2890
Site: www.cgbruxelas.itamaraty.gov.br
E-mail: setconsular@brasbruxelas.be

Procedure for marriage between Brazilians and Luxembourgers celebrated in Brazil:

The information of the documents of Luxembourgers that must be presented must be obtained here in Brazil from the civil registry office of the city where the ceremony will be celebrated.

After the ceremony, to validate the marriage in Luxembourg, an original copy of the marriage certificate must be apostilled by the notary office, accompanied by the proper sworn translation into French, with the translator’s signature notarized and must also be apostilled OR if preferred to be legalized by the Consulate. This Certificate must be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in Luxembourg.

For cost information see our Cost Table.