Marriage and Partnerships in Panama

Information on the marriage process in Panama. Find out what to expect, where to go and the documents required...

It is not necessary to be a resident to get married in Panama, which makes it a popular country for destination weddings. The minimum legal age to get married is 18 years.

Weddings are considered important events in Panama. Typically, couples have a religious ceremony (optional), and a civil service, which must take place before the religious ceremony. A religious ceremony requires extra preparation and documentation.

Same sex marriage is not recognized in Panama.