French women will now need to be 18 years or older to consent to marry, three years older than previously required by law.
At what age do people in France get married?
The maximum frequency for contracting a PACS occurs at nearly the same age as for marriage (around 26-27 years for women, 28 years for men), and the average age for getting PACSed (32.2 years for women, 34.8 for men) is only slightly below the average age for getting married (32.6 and 35 years respectively).
Can you marry at 15 in France?
In France, until the French Revolution, the marriageable age was 12 years for females and 14 for males. Revolutionary legislation in 1792 increased the age to 13 years for females and 15 for males. Under the Napoleonic Code in 1804, the marriageable age was set at 15 years old for females and 18 years old for males.
Is it easy to get married in France?
Getting legally married in France is only possible through a civil ceremony which takes place at the council offices (mairie). The couple can then follow this with a religious ceremony, a secular service, or whatever celebration they choose, in a destination of their choice.
What is the youngest age a girl can get married?
The marriage age is now 18 for both sexes. The consent of at least one parent or guardian is required for a person aged 16 or 17 to get married. Males at the time of marriage must be at least 18 years of age, while females aged 16–17 can marry with the consent of at least one parent or guardian.
What is needed to get married in France?
Necessary paperwork and documentation Proof of residency in France for at least 30 days prior to the application, for at least one of the parties. A valid passport for both parties. Original birth certificate for both parties. Certificate of celibacy, stating that youre not already married.