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There are 29 services for Marriage

Marriage

Have you found your partner for life and do you want to make it official? Which authorities do you need to inform of your change in status and perhaps name when you get married? When planning and preparing for your wedding, you need to provide numerous different certificates, agree on the time and place, and clarify questions relating to property. Local registry offices are responsible for the majority of the government services you will need.

Services:

Apply for a certificate of marital capacity for German citizens domiciled or habitually resident abroad

The certificate of marital capacity is issued if it is required for marriage abroad.

The exhibition takes place for German citizens with domicile or habitual residence abroad, by the registry office 1 in Berlin.

Apply for a certificate of marriage

You will receive a certificate of your marriage from the registrar when you register your civil marriage. You will need this, for example, for the priest who performs the church...

Apply for a certificate of no impediment to marriage

A certificate of no impediment to marriage certifies that there are no legal obstacles to an intended marriage. Whether such a certificate is required depends on the law of the...

Apply for a certificate of no impediment to marriage for foreigners

If you want to marry abroad, there may be a legal norm in the intended marriage state that requires the submission of such a certificate. The issuance of a certificate of no...

Apply for an extension of the residence permit for the reunification of a foreign spouse with a German

As a third-country national with a residence permit for family reunification with a German spouse or partner, you can apply for an extension of your residence permit as long as your marriage or civil partnership continues.

Apply for an extension of the residence permit for the reunification of other family members with a German

If you belong to the group of other family members of a German and your stay in Germany is still necessary to avoid exceptional hardship, you can apply for an extension of your residence permit for family reunification.

Apply for entry in the marriage register

Properly issued marriage certificates (marriage certificates) from abroad are generally recognised in Germany. There is no obligation to subsequently certify the marriage.However...

Apply for entry in the register of property rights

If you have concluded a marriage contract, you can have the selected matrimonial property regime entered in the matrimonial property register.

Apply for the designation of a child

You can change your child's name if your spouse is not the child's parent and you want your child to receive your married name.

Applying for a change of surname at ethnic German repatriates

As a displaced person or ethnic German repatriate, you, your spouse or your descendants can discard components of your previous name if these are not common in Germany. You can...

Applying for a change of surname in a civil partnership

There are many ways to determine the name. In some cases, special features must also be taken into account (e.g. for the naming of foreign life partners or if there are joint...

Applying for a change of surname in a marriage

There are many ways to determine the name. In some cases, special features must also be observed, e.g. for the naming of foreign spouses or if there are joint children born befor...

Applying for a civil partnership certificate

Do you need a civil partnership certificate? You can obtain your civil partnership certificate from the registry office in whose area the civil partnership was established. The registry office will issue it from the civil partnership register.

Applying for a marriage certificate

Do you need a marriage certificate? You will receive your marriage certificate from the registry office in whose area the marriage was concluded. The registry office issues them from the marriage register.

Applying for annulment of the marriage

If you believe that your marriage is not legal, you can apply for the annulment of your marriage.

Applying for pension compensation for surviving spouses from statutory accident insurance in the event of remarriage

As a surviving dependant, you will receive a settlement from the statutory accident insurance instead of a pension if you remarry or enter into a new civil partnership.

Applying for subsequent certification of a marriage concluded abroad

Are you a German citizen who got married abroad, have no place of residence in Germany and would like to have the marriage recorded in the marriage register in Germany?

Certificate of no impediment to marriage Apply for exemption from the template for foreign nationals

If you do not have German citizenship and want to get married in Germany, you will need a certificate of no impediment to marriage from your home country. If you are not issued one, you can apply for an exemption from the presentation of a certificate of no impediment to marriage.

Change the order of first names

If you have more than one first name, you can have their order changed by making a declaration.

Changing a child's family name by a parent with sole custody

You can have your child's name changed to the other parent's family name.

Changing family names for an important reason

You must have an important reason for changing your name.

Make a follow-up declaration for a child's name change

You can change your child's name if your name has changed.

Re-accept birth names

You have divorced or ended your civil partnership and would like to change your name? If your maiden name or name used before marriage or civil partnership was not a surname ...

Register marriage

If you want to get married, you must register the marriage in advance.

Request a change in the child's surname after birth

You can redefine your child's name if you do not exercise joint custody with the other parent until after birth.

Request a change of first name

You can have your first name changed under certain conditions.

Request access to the register of property regimes

You can consult the register of property regimes.

Residence permit for family reasons Issue for family reunification of a foreign spouse to a German

If you are a third-country national and wish to live in Germany with your German spouse or partner, you can obtain a residence permit for family reunification.

Submit a declaration of names of spouses without a domestic marriage or marriage entry

Under certain circumstances, married persons can also use their names after the marriage abroad by declaring them to a German registry office.

The registry office issues a certificate of this