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Old 12.07.2012, 11:18
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The old ones (which I have) are blue and says "Familienbuechlein" on the cover.

The thing I got last year is red, larger, and says "marriage certificate" on the cover (as I recall, don't have it on hand).

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In Germany did the Standesamt (I think it is called "Zivilstandsamt" or something like that in CH) present us a selection of books in various shapes and colors. All are basically a binder that will keep your marriage certificate, child birth certificate and death certificates for the family in one place. The binder itself is not the legal document, the various sheets you get in it are...
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I check when I go home at lunch. Tom
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Re: Marriage options

When I got married, many moons ago, I had to get this certificate of no impediment. At the time I was living in Germany and my future wife was Swiss and we were getting married in Switzerland. The Swiss consul in Munich knew exactly what I was after (I assumed at the time that something similar was needed in Germany) after swearing at the Consul (and paying the appropriate fee), I had the appropriate piece of paper. Our banns were published under the broom cupboard in the UK consulate in Munich.
I would suggest you contact the consulate. They don't really care whether you're resident here or not. It's a certificate of no impediment, which doesn't exist in the UK anyway and can only be obtained by swearing and at least the consulate here will know what you're talking about.
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I'm pretty sure it doesn't say marriage certificate on it....
OK, so the new one is nearly twice the size of the old "Family Book", is red rather than blue, and says "Civil Status Documents" (in four languages, but not English), and contains the "Act of Marriage" and "Family Certificate", which are issued in the canton of residence, whereas the "Family Book" was issued by he town/canton of origin.

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OK, so the new one is nearly twice the size of the old "Family Book", is red rather than blue, and says "Civil Status Documents" (in four languages, but not English), and contains the "Act of Marriage" and "Family Certificate", which are issued in the canton of residence, whereas the "Family Book" was issued by he town/canton of origin.

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Thanks, I think they've just been refering to is as the Livret de Famille (Family Book), hence the confusion.
There are spaces inside to add the paperwork for children, etc.
As my son pointed out in horror when they were handed it at the end of their wedding ceremony..... theirs has room for ten kids!
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