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This webpage only contains basic information about Family matters in English. Please check the German version of our website for complete information about family matters.
Please find further information (in German) on family matters (child birth, marriages, divorce, adoption) here
Visitors for the application of a visa or a passport or other consular services are now required to book an appointment via the Online Appointment System
As globalization progresses, the number of “international” marriages grows. However, it should be remembered that marriage is, first and foremost, a legally binding contract which has many consequences and that additional requirements may have to be met if the ceremony is performed abroad.
The Federal Foreign Office and the German missions abroad (embassies and consulates-general) are often asked for help when children are abducted across borders.