Marriage Registration

Duly issued marriage certificates (marriage certificates) from abroad are generally recognised in Germany. There is no obligation to re-report. However, the subsequent entry in the marriage register can be advantageous, because the local registry office can then issue you with a German marriage certificate. Any translations and certifications of the foreign document will therefore be omitted in the future.

Marriage certificate (marriage certificate) on the marriage concluded abroad, if necessary with certification by the competent foreign authority (apostille) or legalisation by the German diplomatic mission abroad valid identity card, passport or passport where applicable, naturalisation certificate, citizenship card Translations of all documents in foreign language by translators sworn in domestically Additional documents required: at the birth of the spouses in Germany: birth certificates at the birth of the spouses abroad: birth certificates with certification by the competent foreign authority (apostille) or legalisation by the German diplomatic mission Has a spouse been married before: certified copy from the marriage register of the last marriage with notice of dissolution alternatively or in the case of previous marriages abroad: proof of the closing and dissolution of all marriages _ for example, marriage certificates, death certificates, all divorce judgments (full and with note from the court, since when the judgment is final / "Legal status") where appropriate, recognition of foreign divorce by the President of the Higher Regional Court Had a spouse ever established a registered civil partnership: Evidence of the establishment and dissolution of all civil partnerships


Preconditions
A marriage concluded abroad can only be entered in the German marriage register if it has been legally concluded. In addition, it must not contradict German law. The post-registration of the marriage is possible for: German nationals Stateless, homeless foreigners or foreign refugees habitually resident in Germany Applicants: each spouse both have died: their parents or their children

Hints
Since 1 January 2009, no certified copies from the family register have been issued _ the registry office keeps the data of the family registers as marriage records. If you require proof, please request a marriage certificate. If you have married abroad, you can apply to the registry office of your hometown for the marriage to be subsequently registered in the German marriage register.
Section 34 f. Civil Status Act (PStG)

Please ask you for details of the modalities and documents that the registry office needs in detail. Gather the necessary documents and visit the registry office. The registrar or registrar checks whether the certificate can be confirmed by a German registry office. If the conditions are met, registration in the marriage register may take place. If necessary, the registry office will issue you with a marriage certificate after registration has been made.