Marriage certificate :
A certificate confirming the date, place of marriage and information about the married couple: names, birth dates/ID numbers, birth places and genders.
Marriage certificates are only issued for married couples. Note that a marriage certificate is not issued when a marriage has been terminated due to e.g. divorce or death of spouse. In such cases a certificate of marital history has to be ordered. If a marriage took place overseas the certificate of marriage has to be provided from that country. If a copy of a foreign marriage certificate exists in the files of Registers Iceland, a copy can be provided by contacting Registers Iceland.
Registers Iceland now issues electronic certificates that are available in individuals’ postbox on Ísland.is. Electronic certificates are fully equivalent to paper certificates and are easy to forward as needed. The electronic certificates have an electronic signature from Registers Iceland that is very secure and trackable.
When processed the electronic certificate will be available in the postbox of the person named in the certificate. The exception being when parents or legal guardians order certificates for children or when death certificates are ordered. In those cases the certificate will be available in the postbox of the person who ordered the certificate.