First of all thank you for all answers given! You re doing an amazing job! I come from a EU country and i work and being living since many years in Belgium, where my application of getting the nationality is ongoing but will be approved soon.
I've been in a relationship with an asylum seeker in Germany. His initial application was refused. He comes from Nigeria and we've just appealed. The process is very recent.
We're discussing different possibilities. How would you advice us to proceed? Where can we find online infos on the documents needed? Can the marriage be done in my country or the country i m living in our situation ( as he cannot leave Germany actually)? If we decide to live in the country i m living, is that possible, before me getting nationality or he risks deportation till all the paperwork is done?
Thank you very much in advance for your help
Hello @tk - welcome to our community and thank you for your question!
I would highly recommend both of you to get in contact with the registry office (Standesamt) in the city where your boyfriend lives. They can tell you in detail if and under which circumstances you two can get married.
They probably want to see a couple of documents that you need to provide. Ususally it is a certificate of birth, a passport that proves your identity and citizenship, an official confirmation of residence (Meldebestätigung) and maybe (if existent) a so called certificate of no impediment. But please ask them first which ones it is since it may vary from Standesamt to Standesamt. Keep in mind that it could be that some documents must be verified by the German embassy in Nigeria first.
In addition you should be aware that German authorities will probably get suspicious since your boyfriend's application has been refused. They will most likely start investigating to find out if he is just trying to get married in order to gain a residence permit - even if that's not his primary intention.
I hope this helps to clarify the situation at least a little bit. Feel free to ask further questions.