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Both partners will most likely need:

  • A valid passport

  • An official birth certificate

  • Proof of a minimum of 21 days of continuous residence in Germany (this can be a Meldebescheinigung issued by the local Anmeldeamt)

  • Proof of being single (Ledigkeitsbescheinigung)

  • Birth certificates of children (if any) the couple may have had together

  • The required application and questionnaire from the Standesamt

One or both partners may have to provide the following depending on their particular circumstances and the requirements of the local magistrate's office:

  • Certificate of No Impediment (CNI) (Befreiung vom Ehefähigkeitszeugnis)

  • Marriage certificates from previous marriages

  • A financial statement

Persons who were previously married must present either a death certificate for the former spouse or proof that the marriage was permanently dissolved by divorce. The former is usually no problem; the latter a rock on which many marriage plans have been wrecked. A simple divorce decree from an American or British court is usually not enough. Proof probably will be required that this decree can no longer be contested. It is usually necessary to get a statement to this effect from the court that granted the divorce.

Certified translations of non-German language documentation may also be required and many documents' issue dates shouldn't be older than six months.

If one or both partners is a foreigner

If either one of the partners is a foreigner documents may be sent to a higher regional court in order to verify the legal status of that person.

Though it is no bar to a marriage, those planning to return to their homeland one day may wish to consider the legal status of their partner. There may be some bar, such as nationality, criminal record or medical condition, that would keep the partner from accompanying you. Your embassy or consulate can advise you on all emigration formalities. It is also a good idea to check if a marriage in Germany will be recognized in your home country.

Civil Partnerships in Germany were recognized legally in 2001. The law was passed essentially to pave the way for same-sex marriages. While the process was the same when getting married or entering into a civil partnership, there were some legal differences between the two unions. The German legislature voted to remove those legal differences in July 2017. On October 1, 2017 same-sex marriage became legal with all the benefits and obligations of marriage as prescribed by the Constitution. The passage of the law has obviated the need for any future “civil partnerships.” Couples already entered into a civil partnership can convert that to an official marriage or can continue with the civil partnership and enjoy the full legal protections and obligation of a marriage.

It should be noted that same-sex marriages that are officially recognized in other countries, are also recognized as legal marriages in Germany.





US citizens

American citizens are not required a visa to enter Germany if they plan to stay under 90 days. However, your passport must be valid for at least six months after your planned departure date.

Australian and New Zealand citizens

Australian citizens planning on staying in Germany or any other EU member country for less than 90 days are not required a visa. Your passport has to have at least six-month validity from your planned date of return. Note that according to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Government, Germany has put in place temporary immigration controls, so always travel with your passport. 

New Zealanders do not require a visa to enter Germany and can spend up to three months in the country. However, they will need a return ticket and a passport with at least three-month validity from their planned departure date. Currently, New Zealand has bilateral visa waiver agreements with certain countries in the Schengen area including Germany.

EU, EEA and Swiss Citizens

As citizens of the European Union and European Economic Area, you will not need a visa to enter the country.

Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden, Island, Liechtenstein and Norway. 

Citizens of the following countries need a visa

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote D’ivoire, Cuba, Dem. Rep. Of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Northern Mariana’s, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome And Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kosova.

Citizens of countries that have not been previously mentioned do not need a visa to enter Germany


The Currency is the Euro


German is the official and principal spoken language in Berlin. The other commonly spoken foreign languages are English, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, Kurdish, Polish, Vietnamese, Croatian, Greek, Serbian and some Asian languages.

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Berlin has a continental climate with cold winters, hot summers and fairly mild autumns and springs. Summer (June to August) weather in Berlin is pleasant and sunny, the days are long and high temperatures average 73°F (23°C), particularly in July and August.

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Berlin is best known for its historical associations as the German capital, internationalism and tolerance, lively nightlife, its many cafés, clubs, bars, street art, and numerous museums, palaces, and other sites of historic interest. Berlin's architecture is quite varied. Although badly damaged in the final years of World War II and broken apart during the Cold War, Berlin has reconstructed itself greatly, especially with the reunification push after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

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Berlin Schönefeld Airport (Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld (help·info)) (IATA: SXF, ICAO: EDDB) is the secondary international airport of Berlin, the capital of Germany. It is located 18 km (11 mi) southeast[1] of Berlin near the town of Schönefeld in the state of Brandenburg and borders Berlin's southern boundary. It is the smaller of the two airports in Berlin, after Berlin Tegel Airport, and is a base for Germania, EasyJet and Ryanair

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In the west of Berlin, in the bezirk Charlottenburg, the famous and large street Kurfürstendamm can be found. This street has an impressive history but also offers many shops for tourists and habitants of Berlin. The newest area to go shopping in Berlin is the Mall of Berlin. This shopping center, which is located close to Potsdamer Platz. The Mall of Berlin has more than 270 shops.

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Berlin loves techno – and that’s why it’s only in Berlin where you can realise how varied and electrifying this music can be. With Berghain and Watergate you have the choice between two of the best clubs in the world, guaranteed. You don’t have to worry about closing times, which is something quite contrary to other European cities.

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Berlin is a very cosmopolitan and international city. This reflects directly in the wide range of supermarkets and restaurants. A highlight the Turkish cuisine, which can be found anywhere in the city. In every corner, more precisely! The big reason is due the fact that Berlin has the highest concentration of Turks outside Turkey. Indian, Greek food and many African countries also mark a strong presence in all districts of the city, besides the great Italian restaurants! The city has even the largest chain of vegan supermarkets in the world, called Veganz and also has the first vegan avenue in the world, the Schivelbeiner Straße.

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Diving, sailing, rowing, surfing, water skiing - the offer of water sports in Berlin is huge. This is not surprising as our city is surrounded by lakes and the river Spree. If you prefer quiet activities on the water, you will like renting a boat; if you need action instead, you will certainly enjoy wakeboarding.


Berlin is the capital city of Germany and one of the 16 states (Länder) of the Federal Republic of Germany. Berlin is the largest city in Germany and has a population of 4.5 million within its metropolitan area and 3.5 million from over 190 countries within the city limits.

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