Do you need a marriage certificate? You can obtain your marriage certificate from the registry office where the marriage took place. The registry office will issue it from the marriage register.If you do not have German citizenship and wish to marry in Germany, you will need a certificate of marriageability from your home country. If you are not issued one, you can apply for an exemption from the requirement to present a certificate of marriageability.If your marriage was divorced outside Germany, you can have this decision formally recognized in Germany.To enter into a marriage or civil partnership abroad, German citizens may require a certificate of no impediment to marriage. This also applies to foreign nationals who wish to marry in Germany.If you are married or in a registered civil partnership but living separately, you can demand reasonable maintenance from your partner even before the divorce.Two people who wish to marry each other are married by a civil registrar as part of a civil marriage ceremony. The marriage ceremony takes place at a place designated (prescribed) for this purpose by the competent authority.