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Family book: marriage surrender

Verified 18 October 2019 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

A family booklet is given to the spouses on the occasion of their marriage.

The family booklet submitted at the time of the marriage contains the following elements:

  • Extract from the marriage certificate of the spouses
  • Information on family law: marriage, filiation, adoption, parental authority, etc.

There are no special requests to make.

At the end of the ceremony, the family booklet is delivered automatically to the spouses by the civil registration officer of the town hall of the marriage.


if the spouses have common children at the time of the marriage, the family register provided to the birth of the first child is completed by their marriage certificate.

The first family booklet is free. Depending on the case and the town halls, duplicates can be paid.

Any change related to the civil status of the persons entered in the booklet (separation, birth, adoption, etc.) must be subject to a updating..