Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expected to tie the knot in France on May 24, 2014 but according to recent reports they may have to reschedule the ceremony
The reality TV star, 33, and the “Yeezus” rapper, 36, have recently discovered that French law requires at least one of them to remain in France for at least 40 days before the wedding.
Kardashian and West were unaware until recently that France required a residency requirement prior to the marriage. The couple, who are both based in the U.S., have reportedly hit rock bottom as one party is expected to reside in France for a little over a month in order to fulfill French legal requirements.
West has an apartment in Paris, but he doesn’t live there.
“All marriages must be performed by a French civil authority before any religious ceremony takes place. The mayor can authorize the deputy mayor or a city councilor to perform the ceremony in the town in which one of the parties to be married has resided for at least 40 days preceding the marriage. These requirements can not be waived,” French Embassy officials confirmed to RadarOnline.com.
“The religious ceremony has to be performed after the civil ceremony (never before). The minister, priest or rabbi will require a certificate of civil marriage before any religious ceremony takes place,” they added.