Marriage of a Frenchman abroad

Verified 30 October 2023 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

You are French and you want to marry a French or a person of foreign nationality abroad? It's best to do it several months in advance, because it takes time to get some documents. After marriage, you will in some cases have to take steps to have your union recognized in France. We present you with the information you need to know.

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