Marriage

Getting married in the United States:
A French citizen should, before getting married abroad, apply for a "certificat de capacité à mariage".
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Register a marriage/apply for a family book:
The registration of the foreign marriage of a French citizen should be applied for by that French national himself.
For more information, please switch to the French side of this website
For a marriage in France, please contact the "mairie" where the ceremony will held.

For more information, click here.

Note:

  • For American citizens with a valid passport, no visa is required for a stay in France not exceeding 90 days.
  • Foreign nationals will be asked to produce a “Certificat de coutume”. It is, in fact, a notarized Affidavit of Law certifying that this person is free to marry, that the marriage performed in France will be recognized as valid in his country, and that publication of the marriage announcements are not required under State or Federal Laws.
  • That document should be issued by an Attorney at Law, licensed in the State of residence of the party.
    It should then be translated in French.

Last modified on 29/06/2018

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