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Done with the signature under the certificate of marriage: first couple married digital
Tervuren as If their wedding day is still not special enough, it was there Friday afternoon for the 60-year-old Wilfried Maes and the 73-year-old Margarethe Milne from Tervuren another first play. The lovebirds were the first in Tervuren digital had to marry. Now couples no signature under the certificate of marriage, but everything is done digitally.

Although the signature of the digital certificate with the electronic identity card since 1 april is required, choosing different cities and municipalities, there are still for to the marriage certificate also with the pen, to sign, for fear of what may go wrong, or purely for the symbolism. In Tervuren, that is also the case. “Such a symbolic signature in the marriage certificate is always beautiful for wedding photography”, says ships of population affairs Mario Van Rossum (CD&V). “After the marriage, energize I the marriage digital by a signing of the marriage certificate with the electronic identity card. That deed is advance online created.”

Friday afternoon were Wilfried Maes (60), and Margarethe Milne (73) the first ones to their marriage certificate, digital had to sign. “It is something special to get the scoop,” says groom Wilfried. “Finally I am in the first (laughs). For us was the however not matter whether it's with pen and paper or digital happened, as long as we could marry.”

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