Australian Embassy
France
Algeria, Chad, Mauritania, Monaco, Morocco

Marriage and PACS in France

 

 

Marriage in France - Fee €102.00 per application

Please note that marriages are not performed at Australian embassies or missions.

To be legally recognised, a marriage in France must take place at a Town Hall (Mairie).

We invite you to make direct contact with your local Mairie in order to obtain their requirements. At least one of the applicants must be either a French citizen or a legal resident of France.

Please note that if two Australian citizens applying for a CNI are living in France, two separate applications will need to be completed. 

How to obtain a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (Certificat de Coutume ou de non-opposition au Mariage):

If you are In France
A/ If you are in Paris :
- make an appointment to visit a consular officer at the Embassy - www.france.embassy.gov.au        
- complete the “Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage” Application
- sign the application in front of an Consular Officer
- present your passport and original birth certificate
- present also the copies of your future spouse’s ID and birth certificate
- pay the appropriate fee by credit card at the Embassy counter.

B/ If you are located outside Paris :
- complete the “Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage” Application
- sign the application in front of a Public Notary (Notaire)
- obtain from the notaire in the town where you reside
            a certified copy of your passport (for the Australian citizen)
            a certified copy of your birth certificate (for the Australian citizen)
- send by mail to the Australian Embassy – Consular section – 4 rue Jean Rey 75015 Paris
              the application completed and signed
              the certified copies of your passport and birth certificate
              the copies of your future spouse’s passport and birth certificate
              pay the appropriate fee payable in Euros, with a credit card charge form.

If you are in Australia
- complete the “Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage” Application
- sign the application in front of a person listed on the application
- obtain from that person
            a certified copy of your passport (for the Australian citizen)
              a certified copy of your birth certificate (for the Australian citizen)
- send by mail to the Australian Embassy – Consular section – 4 rue Jean Rey 75015 Paris
              the application completed and signed
              the certified copies of your passport and birth certificate
              the copies of your future spouse’s passport and birth certificate
             pay the appropriate fee payable in Euros, with a credit card charge form

If you are outside France and Australia
- complete the “Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage” Application
- sign the application in front of a consular officer at the closest Australian Embassy near your residence 
- obtain from that the consular officer
            a certified copy of your passport (for the Australian citizen)
            a certified copy of your birth certificate (for the Australian citizen)
- send by mail to the Australian Embassy – Consular section – 4 rue Jean Rey 75015 Paris
              the application completed and signed
              the certified copies of your passport and birth certificate
              the copies of your future spouse’s passport and birth certificate
              pay the appropriate fee payable in Euros, with a credit card charge form

The Embassy will then issue you the Attestation in French language that you will be able to collect from the Embassy a few days later or which can be send by mail to the address of your choice in France or in Australia by standard mail.

Please make direct contact with a sworn translator to get your Birth certificate translated in French.

For Single Status Certificate, Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, please contact the BDM registry in the appropriate state in Australia.

The Embassy provide the delivery of Apostilles on original documents provided by Births Deaths and Marriages.

The estimated turn-around time for processing the certificate of No-Impediment to Marriage can up to ten working days.

if your require the document to be delivered to you by secured mail or express post, you will need to arrange and pay for a courier service.

Under French Law THE CERTIFICATE (which is produced in FRENCH by the Australian Embassy in Paris) is valid for only 90 days after the date of issue.

For any further required information please send an email to consular.paris@dfat.gov.au

credit card charge form

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PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT PUBLISH THE BANS FOR A MARRIAGE IN FRANCE AND ARE UNABLE TO ISSUE A "CERTIFICAT DE CELIBAT" MENTIONING A PERSON'S MARITAL STATUS. PLEASE REQUEST A ''NO RECORD OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE'' FROM YOUR STATE REGISTRAR OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES IN AUSTRALIA .  

PACS IN FRANCE

Pacs is a legal protocol in France that formally recognises both opposite sex and same sex common law relationships. 

The Embassy does not deliver a certificat de coutume for PACS, nevertheless you can print the following attestation which will be accepted by the French Authorities.

For any further information, please email us your request to: consular.paris@dfat.gov.au