The first step towards your German wedding is to submit an application at the registrars office (Standesamt), where either you or your partner is registered. This should be done at least several months before you plan to marry, to give you enough time to collect and submit all the required documentation.
How quickly can you get married in Germany?
The process of getting married in Germany can be fairly quick, as couples must tie the knot within six months of receiving their marriage license. Couples have a civil ceremony at a registry office. They can then choose to follow this with a religious ceremony or reception; however, this has no legal effect.
How do I get a marriage certificate in Germany?
You can find and directly contact a Civil Registry Office near where you and/or your partner live. To register your marriage, you must fill a so-called Registration for marriage form (Anmeldung zur Eheschließung) and submit all the required documents. The form can be obtained from any Civil Registry Office.
How much does it cost to get married in Germany?
Registration Fee: 80€ This is the normal marriage registration fee that the registry office charges every couple. In my city, the fee for two German citizens to marry is 40€, and a marriage with at least one foreign citizen is 80€.
Can I get married in two different countries?
Depending on the law of the foreign country, local civil or religious officials generally perform marriages. Marriages performed overseas are considered valid in the country where they take place if they are entered into in accordance with local law.