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In many countries you get married at the registry office. This is a state marriage. It is the same in Germany. You can also get married in church. The church marriage comes after the civil marriage.

Would you like to get married in Germany? Then you have to register at the registry office at your place of residence. You need a few documents to register: your registration certificate, your ID card or passport and your birth certificate. Do you have children with your partner? Then you also have to bring the children's documents with you. You must have these documents translated into German. A notary has to sign that the translations are correct. He has to certify the translations.

Since October 1, 2017, same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Germany with all rights and obligations. This also means, for example, that you can adopt children like heterosexual couples if you meet the necessary requirements.

© Goethe-Institut If you have married, you will receive a new document at the registry office: the marriage certificate or marriage certificate. If you want, you can also get a family journal with information about your family.

Have you already married in your home country? Then you must have received a document there. This document is your foreign marriage certificate or marriage certificate. You can have them recognized at your registry office in Germany.

wedding party

Most people have a big celebration for their wedding. The bride, i.e. the woman, often wears a white wedding dress. Many couples buy wedding rings. At the wedding, the groom, i.e. the man, gets a ring from the woman and the woman gets a ring from the man.

You can find more information on the topic of “international marriages” on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

Information on "spouse reunification", i.e. when you come to your spouse in Germany, can be found on the "Welcome to Germany" website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF):

BAMF: Brochure “Welcome to Germany”: Information on spousal reunification

© Goethe Institute

Separation and divorce

Couples can choose to separate or divorce for various reasons. Counseling can be particularly helpful when children are concerned and child support is to be paid. Advice centers can sometimes also help with legal questions.