Issuance of a certificate of no impediment to marriage for stateless persons, persons entitled to asylum, recognised refugees and persons whose nationality cannot be ascertained, with habitual residence in Germany
If you want to marry abroad, there may be a legal norm in the intended marriage state that requires the submission of such a certificate.
The issuance of a certificate of no impediment to marriage for marriage abroad is also possible in Germany for stateless persons, persons entitled to asylum, recognized refugees and persons whose nationality cannot be determined.
The issuance is carried out by the registry office in whose area of responsibility the applicant has his domicile or habitual abode.
The certificate of no impediment to marriage is valid for a period of six months.
- The issuance of a certificate of no impediment to marriage is applied for at the competent registry office.
- If the examination shows that there is no impediment to marriage under German law and if the necessary information on the person of both spouses has been provided, the registry office will issue the certificate of no impediment to marriage applied for.
- If the person wishing to enter into marriage abroad has one of the following personal statutes:
- Entitled to asylum
- recognized refugee
- or persons whose nationality cannot be ascertained,
- as well as have their habitual residence in Germany.
Which documents are required?
- The prerequisites, type and format of the evidence to be provided and the examination of the marriage requirements are governed by German law, as in the case of a German citizen.
- Public documents must be used to prove:
- Civil status.
- The domicile, habitual residence.
- As well as, if applicable, the last marriage and/or civil partnerships and their dissolution.
What are the fees?
- Costs may be incurred for the issuance of a certificate of no impediment to marriage. Please contact your registry office.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Once issued, the certificate of no impediment to marriage is valid for a period of six months.
- Depending on the individual case
- § 13 PStG
- § 39 PStG
- Section 1309 (1) sentences 1 and 2 of the Civil Code
- Declaratory proceedings
Technically approved by
- Senator for the Interior, Department 23 – Civil Status Law, of the State of Bremen
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