Dispensation to marry

If you wish to marry, you must meet certain conditions. For example, you are not allowed to marry your brother or sister. If you are siblings by adoption or acknowledgement, you may be allowed to marry each other. This is formally known as ‘dispensation to marry’.

Last updated on 10 August 2021

Eligibility for dispensation to marry

You may be eligible for dispensation to marry if you and your partner are siblings by adoption or acknowledgement. You and your partner cannot be blood relatives, however.

Applying for dispensation to marry

Please contact Justis to submit an application for dispensation to marry (in Dutch).

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Civil Code, Book 1, Article 41

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