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Getting married in France
French marriage laws are straightforward and apply to foreigners and French nationals alike. A couple must:
- Be at least 18 years of age. However, there are exceptions to the rule, which can only be approved by a local procureur de la République (Crown Prosecutor.)
- Not be related in any way to their partner.
- Not be married at the time of union (be it in France or abroad)
- Reside in France or have been a resident for at least one month from the announcement of the banns.Each person must provide the following:
- A form of identity
- Proof of current or future residence.
- Information relevant to the witnesses’ (such as personal and professional details)
- A full birth certificate- Required within three months if issued in France- Required within six month if issued abroad.
- Should a pre-nuptial agreement have been drawn up, it must be signed by a notary.
- Foreign nationals should enquire at their local Mayor or consulate on what forms of documentation might be required.
Courtesy of www.rendezvousenfrance.com