Issuance of a certificate of matrimonial capacity for stateless persons, persons entitled to asylum, recognised refugees and persons whose nationality cannot be ascertained, who are habitually resident in Germany

If they wish to marry abroad, it may be that there is a legal standardization in the intended marriage state, which requires the presentation of such a certificate. The issuance of a certificate of matrimonial capacity for marriage abroad is also possible in Germany for stateless persons, persons entitled to asylum, recognised refugees and persons whose nationality cannot be ascertained. The exhibition is carried out by the registry office in whose area of responsibility the applicant has his domicile or habitual residence. The certificate of matrimonial capacity is valid for a period of six months.

The requirements, type and format of the proof to be provided and the examination of the marriage requirements are governed by German law, as in the case of a German citizen. Public documents must be provided to prove: The civil status. The residence, habitual residence. Nationality. As well as, if necessary, the last marriage and / or civil partnerships and their dissolutions.


Preconditions
If the person wishing to marry abroad has one of the following staff regulations: stateless Entitled to asylum recognised refugee or persons whose nationality cannot be ascertained, as well as their habitual residence in Germany.
§ 13 PStG § 39 PStG § 1309 paragraph 1 sentences 1 and 2 BGB

The issuance of a certificate of marital capacity is applied for at the competent registry office. If the examination shows that the intended marriage does not stand in the way of an obstacle to marriage under German law, and if the necessary information on the person of both spouses has been provided, the registry office shall issue the requested certificate of matrimonial capacity.

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport

Last update or date of publication
08.03.2016