Honeymoons in Portugal

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Portugal Overview

Portugal's capital Lisbon is a charming city of elegant architecture, Art Nouveau cafés and cobbled streets decorated with brightly painted tiles. After a day sightseeing head for the Bairro Alto quarter with its fado bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Head to the Algarve for golden sand beaches sheltered by red cliffs and sandstone rocks and an array of immaculate golf courses. A different side to Portugal can be discovered in subtropical Madeira with its lush vegetation and coastal scenery.

Key Facts for Portugal

Currency: Euro

Capital: Lisbon

Language: Portuguese

Flight time: 2 hours from London

When to Honeymoon in Portugal

The Algarve region is the sunniest and driest part of the country and is mild throughout the winter. The island of Madeira experiences warm weather year round.

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Getting Married in Portugal

Just a direct flight away from the UK, housed next to Spain and bordering the Atlantic Ocean is the colourful country of Portugal.  Portugal is a bright and sunny destination for your wedding abroad and British citizens can plan a wedding under Portuguese law providing the relevant paperwork has been adhered to.  Portugal is full of culture and is full of romantic, captivating landscapes that will be just perfect for your wedding ceremony or celebration.   Whether it be a cosmopolitan city that you are after or just miles of sandy beach to walk along after you become husband and wife the options are endless when it comes to planning your wedding abroad in Portugal. There are hundreds of popular resorts waiting to welcome you as a couple and help you plan your dream wedding in the Portuguese sunshine.

Marriage Requirements


Identification documents - a British National permanently resident in Portugal must produce a residence certificate and valid passport; a temporary resident must produce a valid passport

Full birth certificate, issued in the previous 6 months and apostillised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Legalisation Office under the terms of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents

Certificate of No Impediment - if you are a British National and have been resident in Portugal for 21 days or more, you may give notice of marriage to your nearest British Consulate. Once the notice has been on display in the Consulate for 21 clear days, a certificate of no impediment may be issued. The Certificate is valid for three months from the date of issue.

For further information visit - http://ukinportugal.fco.gov.uk/en/help-for-british-nationals/living-in-portugal/marriage-in-portugal

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