Registration of marriages

For this procedure it is essential to obtain a marriage certificate emitted by the respective commune, duly apostilled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium (or Luxembourg).

Once the document has been apostilled, both spouses must present it before the Consulate, along with their identity cards; in order to fill out and sign a form that will be provided by the Consul (an appointment is necessary for this procedure).

  • Note: The marriage certificate must be officially translated to Spanish, for its use in Costa Rica. This procedure can be done through the services of official translators in Belgium (in which case, the document must be translated before being apostilled) or in Costa Rica.