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Registry office in Bocholt

Appointment booking now online

Appointments can now be booked online

Would you like to make an appointment at the registry office? Use our online appointment service.

Wedding ceremony in the historic town hall

Getting married is one of life's unforgettable moments! In Bocholt, couples can say "Yes" to each other in the wedding room of the historic town hall (photo) on the market square.

On request, wedding ceremonies can also be held in the "Hotel Residenz", at Gut Heidefeld or in the Bocholt Textile Museum .

Opening hours of the registry office:
Mon - Thurs: 8 am - 5 pm
Friday: 8 am - 12.30 pm
(No appointments for marriages on Fridays)

Please note: The wedding date can be booked at the earliest one calendar year in advance. Please make a reservation by e-mail.

Have the courage - and say \

Wedding forest

There is a wedding forest in Bocholt's city forest. Here, couples can plant a tree that will remind them of their wedding day for the rest of their lives as a symbol of their love. Find out more ...

Frequently asked questions

We would like to get married! When can we book a date?

The date for the wedding can be booked at the earliest one calendar year in advance. Please make a reservation by e-mail.

You can register for the marriage exactly six months before the planned date of the marriage. To do this, you must book an appointment in advance.

How can I apply for a certificate?

Simply send us an e-mail to registry office(at)bocholt(dot)de or book an appointment (click here.)

Please remember to state exactly which document you require and attach proof of identity (e.g. photo of ID card or passport).

What does a certificate cost?

One certificate costs 12 euros, each additional certificate from the same register costs 6 euros.

I would like to go to the registry office. Where do I have to go?

The offices of the registry office can currently be found here:

Schleusenwall 5,
46395 Bocholt

(at the Mariengymnasium)

Why is the registry office sometimes unavailable by telephone?


Please note our service hours for your call.

You can generally reach us Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 12.30 p.m..

If you are still unable to reach us, we are in the middle of a customer call. For data protection reasons, we are also not allowed to take calls during this time. In this case, please send us a short callback request to registry office(at)bocholt(dot)de - don't forget to include your name, request and callback number!

Would you just like to make an appointment?

Then select the appropriate topic for your appointment on this page.

Do I need an appointment or can I drop by without one?

You must book an appointment in advance so that we can help you with your personal enquiry.

Why is a distinction made between people with German and foreign citizenship when making appointments?

The differentiation between persons with German and foreign citizenship is mainly due to the different legal requirements.

Depending on their country of origin, persons with foreign citizenship may be subject to different regulations and require different documents for the procedures.

This distinction enables us to process all enquiries individually and efficiently in accordance with the relevant regulations.