Miscellaneous Marriage Information
Publication of Bans of Marriage is voluntary. If the prospective bride and groom decide to have the bans read, the bans must be read on three successive Sundays in the parish where the application has been made.
Wedding ceremony within the Church of Sweden. A church wedding in the Church of Sweden (a Lutheran State Church) can be undertaken only if one or both parties to the marriage is/are registered with the Church of Sweden. Only a Swedish citizen or a foreign resident of Sweden may be a member of the Church. The parish office can provide you with further details on this subject. For a civil ceremony you can obtain information from the Local Tax Administration.
Marriage Officiant - A marriage officiant has to be
contacted as soon as possible to organize a time and date as certain
times of the year get booked very quickly. In Stockholm you can contact
a) Stockholm County Administration Office (Länsstyrelsen), Box 22067, Hantverkargatan 29. Tel: 46-8-785 4008, email: email@example.com.
b) Stockholms Tingsrätt (Rådhuset), Scheelegatan 7, 112 28 Stockholm. Tel: 46-8-657 5720, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
c) The Stockholm City Hall (Stadshuset), Ragnar Östbergs Plan, 105 35 Stockholm. Tel: 46-8-508 29006.
Official Marriage Certificate - After the marriage has been performed contact the Swedish tax authorities again bringing the document from the ceremony ("Vigselbevis"), in order to obtain the official registration of your marriage.
Marriage and Immigration - The alien spouse
of an American citizen must have a visa prior to entering the United
States to reside. You should contact the Immigrant Visa Unit of the Embassy for further information on visa requirements.