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Application for the issuance of a certificate of no impediment to marriage for German nationals, stateless persons, homeless foreigners or foreign refugees within the meaning of the Convention on the Status of Refugees with Habitual Residence in Germany


If you want to marry abroad as a German citizen, the requirements for marriage are determined by German law.

You can also apply for the issuance of a German certificate of no impediment to marriage if you are a stateless person, a homeless foreigner or a foreign refugee within the meaning of the Convention on the Status of Refugees with Habitual Residence in Germany and you need the certificate of no impediment to marriage for marriage abroad.

This regulation is intended to prevent marriage from being recognized abroad, but not in Germany. Especially for possible future children, it is of great importance that a marriage contracted abroad is also recognized in the country of origin of the German parent.

The certificate of no impediment to marriage confirms that there is no impediment to marriage under German law.

The German certificate of no impediment to marriage is valid for a period of six months.

Process flow

Apply for the issuance at a German registry office.

  • Find out from the foreign office of your marriage whether a German certificate of no impediment to marriage is required
  • Apply for the form for the issuance of the certificate of no impediment to marriage (application form) at the German registry office.
  • The registrar prepares the application and advises you on any documents you may still need.
  • The registrar examines and decides on the outcome of your application and, after successful examination, issues the certificate of no impediment to marriage.

Online application:

  • In order for the registry office to be able to confirm your capacity to marry under German law, enter your personal data in the online form and upload the necessary evidence. Thus, after an initial review of your application, the registry office will be able to contact you and tell you which documents must be presented in the original.
  • Please note that you will incur fees in accordance with the fee schedule when applying. If the certificate of no impediment to marriage is delivered by post, additional shipping costs may be incurred. The shipping costs may only be charged afterwards. When shipping abroad, the costs are correspondingly higher.

Who should I contact?

The jurisdiction lies with the municipality, the joint municipality and the city in whose area of responsibility one of the spouses has his domicile or habitual abode.

If the spouse has neither domicile nor habitual residence in Germany, the place of last habitual residence is decisive.

If the spouse has only temporarily resided in Germany, the registry office I in Berlin is responsible according to § 39 paragraph 1 of the Civil Status Act (PStG).

Requirements

The application for the issuance of a certificate of no impediment to marriage requires possession of German citizenship.

You can also apply for the issuance of a German certificate of no impediment to marriage if you are a stateless person, a homeless foreigner or a foreign refugee within the meaning of the Convention on the Status of Refugees with Habitual Residence in Germany and you need the certificate of no impediment to marriage for marriage abroad.

Which documents are required?

  • Proof of identity, nationality and parentage, marital status and, if applicable, dissolution of the previous marriage(s)
  • All documents must be submitted in the original. The registry office provides information on the form in which (e.g. with apostille or legalisation) the documents can be used.

What are the fees?

Fee for the issuance of the certificate of no impediment to marriageAmount (even if the application is rejected):

EUR 50,00 - Payment in advance: No

Amount of costs (variable): plus 40 euros in the event of a review of a foreign decision in matrimonial or civil partnership matters by the registry office, if it is not necessary for the State Administration of Justice to make a determination pursuant to § 107 (1) sentence 1 FamFG,

Amount of costs (variable): plus 40 euros if an application for recognition of a foreign judgment in matrimonial matters is submitted to the State Administration of Justice.

The amount of the fees results from the Lower Saxony Ordinance on Fees and Expenses for Official Acts and Services (General Fee Schedule - AllGO)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The certificate of no impediment to marriage is valid for six months.

Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes, at the registry office

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance required: Yes

Online services available: Yes

Appeal

Application for a court decision

Deadline: 1 month

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport

Author

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competent Bodies


Einheitsgemeinde Haselünne, Stadt
Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
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Postal address: Post Office Box 280 , 49735 Haselünne
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Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Ansprechpartner

Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:

Data protection information


Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
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Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
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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:

Einheitsgemeinde Haselünne, Stadt
Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
Timetable
Postal address: Post Office Box 280 , 49735 Haselünne
Timetable
Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Ansprechpartner

Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:

Fachbereich Zentrale Steuerung und Finanzen
Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
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Postal address: Post Office Box 280 , 49735 Haselünne
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Telephone: 05961 509-440
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

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

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