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Hello everyone,

Me and my fiancé are looking into getting married in either Germany or Belgium. We are both America citizens. I was born in Germany but because a American citizen many years back. Is it possible to get married in either of the two countries? Is there any documents I need or any paperwork that needs to be filled out? Since I don’t live in either of the two countries is that a problem? I have a lot of family in Germany and I’d love to have it over there. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!
asked Sep 5 in Legal advice by Bigreco

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Dear @Bigreco,

Thank you for your question to the Wefugee Community!

I am not familiar with marriages in Belgium, though you may want to check this page of the Belgian government. 

For US-citizens who want to marry in Germany, the US embassy is also giving some information on their website. In general, it is not a requirement to live in Germany in order to marry here. I recommend you to contact a "Standesamt" (registry office) in a city of your choice to discuss the details and required documents (which may also vary).

I hope this helps and all the best,


answered Sep 6 by Meike
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