Issuing a certificate of marital capacity for Germans with residence abroad

If they wish to marry abroad, it may be that there is a legal norm in the intended marriage state that requires the submission of such a certificate. The responsibility for issuing a certificate of marital capacity for this group of persons (German citizens with domicile or habitual residence abroad) is located at the registry office I in Berlin.

The requirements, type and format of the evidence to be provided and the examination of the marriage requirements are governed by German law. Public documents must prove: the civil status, the domicile or habitual residence, nationality, and the last marriage and its dissolution or the establishment and dissolution of the last civil partnership.


Preconditions
The person must have German citizenship. You must have your domicile and habitual residence abroad The intended marriage should take place abroad Under German law, the intended marriage may not be precluded by an obstacle to marriage
The issuance of a certificate of marital capacity is applied for at the responsible registry office 1 in Berlin. If the examination shows that there is no impediment to the intended marriage under German law and the necessary information on the person of both spouses has been provided, the registry office issues the requested certificate of marital capacity.

Responsible for the content

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

Last update or date of publication
25.03.2021