New Zealand Embassy Paris, France

Getting married in France

To be eligible to marry in France, one or other of the couple must be able to provide proof of residence to the civil service officer of the Mairie (town hall) in the town or district in which they are intending to marry. People temporarily in France (for example, on holiday), with no fixed address or durable ties to the community are not eligible to marry in France.

Couples who meet the criteria are advised to obtain the list of documents and translations required from the specific Mairie at which they intend to marry, as requirements vary from Mairie to Mairie. Compare the Mairie’s list to our checklist to see how to go about obtaining the documents requested.

If you intend to marry a national of a country other than France, we also advise you to check with the consular service of the Embassy of that country.

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