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asked Jul 5, 2018 in Legal advice by Nelly Overcomer
edited Jul 5, 2018 by Nelly Overcomer
I asked the question because my Fiancee is much older than Me, I'm a Refugee in Italy, with full Refugee Status. My fiancee is a German we would like to get Married in Denmark, Cyprus, Gibraltar or in Germany, but she's much older than Me, she can be my Mother by Age. but we have been dating for long i don't know if we might be allowed to Marry. and if my  Italian Resident Permit and the Refugee Passport can be use to Marry in the Countries I mentioned above. Hoping to hear from soon.
The most important question is if there's any age requirements to Marry in the European union. Thanks

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Hello Nelly,

nice to hear from you again.

Denny is right, in general there are no age requirements you need to fulfil in order to marry apart from being 18+ years old. But you have to keep in mind that Ausländerbehörde might get suspicious if your partner is way older than you. It could happen that they start investigating whether it is a fictitious marriage (--> a marriage that is only contracted to obtain a residence permit for a foreigner by fraud) or if you are actually living together like a married couple.

To get information about the marriage procedure in Germany, please check out the article about this topic published on the Wefugees blog. You can find it following this link (scroll down a bit for the English version):

Regarding marriage in Denmark, keep in mind my answer in your other thread:

I hope this answer was helpful to you.

Best regards,


answered Jul 5, 2018 by Thor
selected Jul 26, 2018 by Nelly Overcomer
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Hello@ Nelly Overcomer, to my own understanding of your question is, in Europe,  you have to be at the age of 18 years and above before you can be allow to marry and you marrying a woman or a man who's older than you is your choice of love, no one can decide for you on who to marry in Europe provided both of you are above 18 and can provide all the necessary documents for the marry procedure. I hope I have answered your question to your satisfaction. Thanks
answered Jul 5, 2018 by Denny28
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