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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a post-certification of a marriage concluded abroad

Description

A marriage concluded abroad is recognized here if the regulations applicable in the country of marriage have been observed and the marriage was concluded before a legally authorized person. Proof of this is generally the marriage certificate. If the document was not written in German, a translation is required in many cases. have them subsequently certified in a German marriage register. There is no obligation to apply for post-certification. But of course this has advantages: You have the possibility to have a marriage certificate issued by us at any time if your foreign certificate is lost and you have a German certificate as proof of your marriage, which facilitates dealings with authorities and other institutions.

Contact the registry office 1 in Berlin.

  • The marriage was concluded abroad and at least one of the partners has German citizenship.
  • None of the partners has a domicile or habitual residence in Germany.
  • Marriage certificate (marriage certificate) about the marriage concluded abroad, if necessary with certification by the competent foreign authority (apostille) or legalization by the German mission abroad
  • valid identity card, passport or travel document
  • if applicable, naturalization certificate, citizenship card
  • At the birth of the spouses in Germany:

certified copies of the birth registers from the registry offices of the places of birth.

  • At the birth of the spouses abroad:

the birth certificates with certification by the competent foreign authority (apostille) or legalization by the German mission abroad

  • Has a spouse been married before:

certified copy from the marriage register of the last previous marriage with a note of dissolution.

Alternatively or in the case of a previous marriage abroad: proof of the conclusion and dissolution of all previous marriages - for example, marriage certificates, death certificates, all divorce decrees (complete and with a note from the court as to when the judgment is final ("legal force note"))

if applicable, recognition of the foreign divorce by the President of the Higher Regional Court

  • Had a spouse ever established a registered civil partnership:
  • Proof of the establishment and dissolution of all civil partnerships
  • Translations of all documents in a foreign language by translators sworn in in Germany
  • In individual cases, further documents may be required.
  • 89,00 EUR Notarization of marriage abroad
  • 33,00 EUR Declaration on the use of names, if only German law is to be observed
  • 57,00 EUR Declaration on the use of the name, if foreign law must also be observed
  • 38,00 EUR if necessary alignment of names
  • 30,00 EUR if necessary submission of an insurance on oath instead of
  • 12,00 EUR Issuance of a marriage certificate
  • EUR 6.00 for each additional marriage certificate applied for at the same time
  • A marriage concluded abroad can be re-certified, the time of the marriage does not matter.
  • Only the spouses themselves can submit the application for certification of the marriage during their lifetime.
  • After the death of both spouses, their parents and children are also entitled to apply
  • Art. 11 para. 1 EGBGB
  • Art. 13 para. 14 EGBGB
  • Art. 17b EGBGB
  • § 34 PStG
  • § 39 PStG
  • § 41 PStG

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