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Conversion of an existing domestic civil partnership into a marriage Application


An existing domestic civil partnership is converted into a marriage if both partners declare before the registrar personally and in simultaneous presence that they wish to marry each other.


The civil partnership is continued as a marriage after the conversion.

Process flow

The intended conversion of the existing domestic civil partnership must be notified to the competent authority.

Who should I contact?

The registry office of the municipality, the Joint Community and the city in which you or your future spouse have his/her domicile or habitual residence are responsible for registering the conversion of the marriage.

If neither you nor your partner have his/her domicile or habitual residence in Germany, the registry office of the municipality, the joint municipality and the city before which the civil partnership is to be converted into a marriage is responsible for the registration.

Each German registry office is responsible for the conversion.

Requirements

  • Existence of a domestic civil partnership between the declarants
  • Capacity

Which documents are required?

  • valid passport or identity card or other official identification document bearing a photograph
  • a certificate from the registration authority of the main residence, showing the first and last names, marital status, place of residence and nationality
  • in addition, a certificate from the registration authority of the secondary residence, if the registration of the conversion of the civil partnership into a marriage is made  at the registry office of the secondary residence
  • their civil partnership certificate or a printout from the civil partnership register, unless the existing civil partnership was established at the registry office of the application for conversion

Additional documents may be required. Please contact the registry office responsible for registering the conversion.

What are the fees?

Fee: free of charge
at the registry office responsible for registration and within the normal office hours of the registry office

Emission: 25,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
at a registry office other than the one responsible for the registration and within the normal working hours of the registry office

Emission: 80,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
outside the normal office hours of the registry office, except in case of life-threatening illness of one of the spouses

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport

Professionally released on

07.12.2018

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies


Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Standesamt
Postal address: Post Office Box 1134 , 26898 Rhede (Ems)
Timetable
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Timetable
Telephone: 04964 9182-14
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Station Rhede (Ems), Markt
Bus: 611
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Paypal, Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Sepa Direct Debit, Bill

Ansprechpartner

Frau Maria Dünhöft
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-14
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Bürgeramt, Standesamt
Room:
14
responsible for:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:
Herr Hans-Bernd Lüsing-Hauert
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-29
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Hauptamt, Schule, Sport, Kultur, Tourismus
Room:
29
responsible for:

Data protection information


Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Timetable
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Timetable
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen
Postal address: Post Office Box 1134 , 26898 Rhede (Ems)
Timetable
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Timetable
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Station Rhede (Ems), Markt
Bus: 611
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Paypal, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit

Ansprechpartner

Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Timetable
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)