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Can I get married with a refugee in France? submitted by Deme in Legal advice

Hello, First of all I am sorry for my English. My girlfriend lives in France and she has a refugee status there. I am from Georgia (Non-EU), not USA, it is a country. Can I get marry with her in France despite of my non EU nationality? If does, can I have a right to work and stay in France legally ?

I know that this community is granted for refugees of German, but if you have some information about french law, please help me. If you don't know how it goes in France, then please tell me how does it goes Germany in the same situation?

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by Thor (Wefugees)

Hello @Deme

Welcome to our community! And don't worry, your English is not bad at all :)

Broadly speaking it seems to be possible for foreigners to get married in France. But there is a few things to keep in mind:

You and your girlfriend must live in France for atleast one month since the announcements of the banns. In addition there is a number of documents that you need to provide and you are highly recommended to get in touch with local authorities to find out which exactly they need. You will find the whole list following the link below.


Unfortunately I don't know in how far the refugee status of your girlfriend affects the marriage-process. I'd highly recommend you to get in contact with local authorities in France in order to find out how they handle these cases.

Concerning your question about the possibilites to enter the French labour market:

In order to work in France you will have to have a contract with an employer before you can be granted a visa. You have to submit this contract along with your application for a work visa at the French embassy or consulate in your country.

For detailled information about different types of visa and labour market access in France please check out the following link:

Best regards,

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Great answer @Thor