Get Your Colombian Marriage Certificate: Steps & Requirements

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What is it?

A Colombian marriage certificate is an official document proving the marriage between two individuals in Colombia. This certificate is necessary for various legal processes, such as visa applications, changes in marital status, and international recognitions of the marriage.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for expats living in Colombia, dual citizens, and international couples who have married or plan to marry in Colombia. It’s also beneficial for those going through immigration processes or needing to legalize their marriage abroad.


  1. Visit the local Registrar’s office (Registraduría Nacional) or an authorized notary.
  2. Present all required documents (see list below).
  3. Complete the official marriage registration form.
  4. Pay the applicable fees for the service.
  5. Wait for the processing time, typically ranging from a few days to a few weeks.
  6. Pick up your certified marriage certificate from the office.

Required documents

  • Valid passports or national IDs of both spouses.
  • Copies of birth certificates of both spouses, translated into Spanish and apostilled if from another country.
  • A ‘Certificado de Soltería’ (Certificate of No Impediment), which proves that neither party is currently married. This can be obtained from the civil registry or consulate.
  • Two witnesses with valid IDs to attest to the marriage.
  • Proof of residence in Colombia, such as a utility bill or rental agreement.

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Additional details

  • If the documents are in a language other than Spanish, they must be translated by a certified translator.
  • The entire process is typically quicker if managed through an authorized agent or lawyer.
  • For marriages involving foreigners, additional immigration documents may be required.
  • It’s strongly recommended to verify all requirements with local authorities as they can vary by region.


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