In order to officially register a marriage, there are a number of formalities which will need to be taken care of and a number of documents that you will need to bring, apart from a valid ID or passport. It is advisable to contact or visit the registry office beforehand.

In the following cases, you should definitely plan a personal visit to the registry office:

  • one partner has not been born on federal territory
  • one partner has a foreign citizenship
  • one partner has been married abroad
  • one partner has been divorced abroad

Personal interviews and advisory services will be available during regular opening hours. These are Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 6 pm, Tuesdays from 8 am to 1 pm only. Please plan to be there at least one hour before the registry office closes for the day. No need to make an appointment beforehand.

Standesamt Bonn
Poppelsdorfer Allee 24
53103 Bonn