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Marriage Certificate Exhibition

Anyone wishing to marry abroad as a German or German should check with the competent foreign authority whether a certificate of marital capacity is required and whether certification is required. In some countries, the German fiancée or the German fiancée is obliged to present to the foreign official a proof of marital status issued by the German Consulate in that state. In such cases, the certificate of marital capacity is not to be procured for foreign officials, but serves as a basis for the issue of the marital status certificate at the German Consulate in the state of marriage.

If both are Germans who are spouses, their marital capacity must be examined in the same way. It is sufficient for a joint marriage certificate to be issued to both spouses, even if the competent authority is responsible only for one of the spouses.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the municipality, the municipality and the city, in whose jurisdiction one of the spouses is domiciled or habitually resident.

If the spouse has neither domicile nor habitual residence in the country, the place of the last habitual residence shall prevail.

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

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the appropriate body.

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the appropriate body.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the appropriate body.

What else should I know?

If you want to marry as a foreigner in Germany, you may need a marriage certificate. Please note the instructions in the services:

  • Marriage certificate for foreign persons Exhibition
  • Marriage certificate for foreign persons Exemption

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The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Home Affairs and Sport

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

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.