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One of our friends was required to submit her Christian baptism certificate when preparing her documents to get married in France. I'm not sure why that was required, and I'm wondering what is the legal role of a Christian baptism certificate.

Let's say my Christian parents never baptized me, would I have trouble getting married or making other engagements?

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    By whom was she required to submit this certificate? There's a note here that if you want to have a Catholic wedding in a church, the priest may require these documents, but that's nothing to do with the law. – Nate Eldredge Jul 14 at 12:59
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    Likewise, this guide describes documents needed for a civil wedding in France, and there's no mention of baptism certificates or anything of the sort. I think your questions results from a confusion between the requirements for a civil marriage (set by law) and for a religious wedding ceremony (set by the church). The answer to the question in your title is most likely "None". – Nate Eldredge Jul 14 at 14:09
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    @NateEldredge yes, France is almost militantly areligious in its legal and government systems. – Dale M Jul 14 at 20:50
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    @shadi: Well, it seems clear that it has no relevance for weddings in France. I have never heard of any situation in any jurisdiction where such a certificate is legally important, but I can't prove that there isn't one. – Nate Eldredge Jul 15 at 13:11
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    The only thing I can think of is that a baptism certificate might be presented as evidence of the person's birth and parentage, if they don't have a formal birth certificate. – Nate Eldredge Jul 15 at 13:14

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