Issuing a marriage certificate

The registry office issues documents and certified extracts from the marriage registers. Upon request, civil status certificates must be issued to the persons to whom a register entry relates, as well as their spouses, life partners, ancestors and descendants. Other persons have a right to obtain civil status documents if they can demonstrate a legal interest.

Proof of identity (identity card, passport, or suitable identity document) for application eligibility Proof of legal interest


Miscellaneous (depending on the municipality)

Preconditions
The applicant must be the person to whom the register entry relates. Spouses, life partners, ancestors, descendants or another person who can credibly demonstrate a legal interest are also eligible to apply.
§ 61-66 PStG (use) § 5 Abs. 5 PStG (deadlines) § 48 PStG § 50 PStG

The applicant requests the issuance of a civil status certificate, or certified extract from the register. Spouses, life partners, ancestors, descendants or another person who can credibly demonstrate a legal interest are also eligible to apply. After checking the eligibility, the registry office issues the certificate or the certified extract from the register.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport

Last update or date of publication
23.11.2020