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Issuance of a certificate of marriageability for German citizens with residence, or habitual abode abroad.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you wish to marry abroad, it may be that there is a legal standard in the intended country of marriage which requires the presentation of such a certificate.

The responsibility for issuing a certificate of marriageability for this group of persons (German citizens with residence or habitual abode abroad) is located at Standesamt 1 in Berlin.


Process flow

The issuance of a certificate of marriageability is applied for at the competent registry office 1 in Berlin. If the examination shows that there is no impediment to the intended marriage under German law, and if the required information on the person of both spouses has been provided, the registry office will issue the requested certificate of marriageability.

Who should I contact?

State Office for Citizens' and Regulatory Affairs - Registry Office I in Berlin

Schönstedtstrasse 5

13357 Berlin

Phone: 030 115

Competent authority

State Office for Citizens' and Regulatory Affairs - Registry Office I in Berlin

Schönstedtstrasse 5

13357 Berlin

Phone: 030 115

Requirements
  • The person must have German citizenship.
  • You must have your domicile and habitual residence abroad
  • The intended marriage is to take place abroad
  • The intended marriage must not be prevented by any reason according to German law.
Which documents are required?
  • The requirements, type and format of the evidence to be provided and the examination of the prerequisites for marriage are governed by German law, as is the case for a German citizen.
  • Evidence must be provided by means of public documents:
    • The civil status
    • The place of residence, habitual abode
    • The nationality
    • As well as, if applicable, the last marriages and/or civil partnerships and their dissolutions
What are the fees?

Costs may be incurred for the issuance of a certificate of marriageability. Please contact your registry office.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

After issuance, the certificate of marriageability has a validity for the period of six months.

Processing duration

Case-by-case

Legal basis
  • § 13 PStG
  • § 39 PStG
  • § 1309 paragraph 1 sentence 1 and 2 BGB
Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by
  • Senator for the Interior, Department 23 - Personal Status Law, of the State of Bremen
Professionally released on

12.10.2020

Process flow

The issuance of a certificate of marriageability is applied for at the competent registry office 1 in Berlin. If the examination shows that there is no impediment to the intended marriage under German law, and if the required information on the person of both spouses has been provided, the registry office will issue the requested certificate of marriageability.

Who should I contact?

State Office for Citizens' and Regulatory Affairs - Registry Office I in Berlin

Schönstedtstrasse 5

13357 Berlin

Phone: 030 115

Competent authority

State Office for Citizens' and Regulatory Affairs - Registry Office I in Berlin

Schönstedtstrasse 5

13357 Berlin

Phone: 030 115

Requirements

  • The person must have German citizenship.
  • You must have your domicile and habitual residence abroad
  • The intended marriage is to take place abroad
  • The intended marriage must not be prevented by any reason according to German law.

Which documents are required?

  • The requirements, type and format of the evidence to be provided and the examination of the prerequisites for marriage are governed by German law, as is the case for a German citizen.
  • Evidence must be provided by means of public documents:
    • The civil status
    • The place of residence, habitual abode
    • The nationality
    • As well as, if applicable, the last marriages and/or civil partnerships and their dissolutions

What are the fees?

Costs may be incurred for the issuance of a certificate of marriageability. Please contact your registry office.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

After issuance, the certificate of marriageability has a validity for the period of six months.

Processing duration

Case-by-case

Legal basis

  • § 13 PStG
  • § 39 PStG
  • § 1309 paragraph 1 sentence 1 and 2 BGB

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

  • Senator for the Interior, Department 23 - Personal Status Law, of the State of Bremen

Professionally released on

12.10.2020

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