Marriage Registration in France

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Christopher Hobbs
Christopher Hobbs
06 Feb 2024

Service Details

Marriage Registration

This service is available across France

Who Is This Service For?

This service is ideally suited for English-speaking couples, including expats, who wish to experience the romance of a French wedding but need assistance navigating the legal and administrative processes involved in getting married in France.

Who Is This Service For?

Requirements

  • A recent birth certificate, no more than six months old if issued abroad.
  • Valid ID (passport or similar documentation).
  • Proof of residence, such as utility bills or bank statements.
  • Certificate of custom and certificate of celibacy (or marital capacity) issued by the embassy of the foreign national.
  • If applicable, additional documentation for those who are widowed, divorced, or have children from previous marriages.
Requirements

Process: Step by Step

  1. Document Preparation and Translation: Assisting in gathering, translating, and certifying all necessary documents, including birth certificates and proof of residence.
  2. Navigating Local Requirements: Guidance on the specific requirements of the town hall in the location where the marriage will take place.
  3. Embassy Liaison: Coordinating with the embassy to obtain Certificates of custom and Certificates of Non-Impediment.
  4. Marriage Contract Advice: If opting for a marriage contract different from the standard “Communauté Réduite aux Acquêts”, assistance with drafting and notarizing the contract.
  5. Publication of Wedding Bans: Ensuring the proper posting of wedding bans at least 10 days prior to the wedding, as required by French law.
Process: Step by Step

Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

  • Expert guidance through France's legal and administrative marriage requirements.
  • Personalized document management, including translations and certifications.
  • Support in liaising with local town halls and embassies.
  • Assistance with marriage contracts to suit individual circumstances.
Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

Key Elements of this Service

  • Full legal support for planning a wedding in France.
  • Assistance with all required documentation, including embassy-issued certificates.
  • Guidance in choosing and fulfilling specific town hall requirements.
  • Support with marriage contracts and ensuring compliance with French marriage laws
Key Elements of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

Why choose Advocate Abroad?