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A Czech citizen and a foreign national getting married in the Czech Republic

Basic information

A Czech citizen and a foreign national can get married in the Czech Republic in a civil or Church service.

A marriage is formed by the free and complete consensual declaration of a man and woman, who wish to be joined in matrimony (the engaged couple), that they are entering into a marriage agreement. The declaration is made publicly and in ceremonial form in the presence of two witnesses.

Who is entitled to apply?

  • the engaged couple
    • i.e. a Czech citizen and a foreign national

How to apply

The engaged couple should first choose a provisional time and place for the wedding ceremony and then approach the registry office of the district in which the chosen location lies with an application for a wedding ceremony.

If one (or both) of the engaged couple does/do not speak or understand Czech, or if one (or both) of the engaged couple is/are deaf or unable to speak, the presence of an interpreter is necessary for the declaration of marriage. The presence of an interpreter is the responsibility of one of the engaged couple, at their own expense. In this case it is not possible to complete a declaration of marriage without the presence of an interpreter.

Where to apply

Office of Prague district 10

Department of civil law, section of birth register, Czech citizenship and internal administration

Vršovická 68, 101 38 Prague 10

Authorised person: Renáta Nováková
phone: 267 093 648
E-mail: RenataN@praha10.cz

Office C114

Office hours:

  • Mon, Wed: 8 a.m. – 12 noon; 1 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
  • Thu: 8 a.m. – 12 noon

Documents and forms

Engaged couple:

  • a completed Marriage Ceremony Questionnaire
    • available from the relevant registry office, or usually to download from the website of the relevant Prague District Council.
  • A Marriage Ceremony Application form will be completed by the registrar together with the engaged couple on the basis of submitted documents and papers.

Czech citizen:

  • Birth certificate
    • an original or a notarised copy
  • ID card
  • death certificate – in the case of a deceased spouse
  • documentation in the event of the annulment of a previous marriage or registered partnership

Foreign national:

  • Personal identification
  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of legal capacity to enter into marriage agreement
    • no more than 6 months old at the date of the wedding ceremony
  • confirmation of personal status and residence, if issued by the foreign country
    • this information is not required if already part of the submitted statement of legal capacity
  • death certificate of deceased spouse in the case of the applicant being a widow(er)
    • this information is not required if already part of the submitted statement of legal capacity
  • a final divorce decree in the case of a divorced applicant
  •  A final judgement on annulment of a registered partnership in the case of an applicant who previously lived in a registered partnership
  • In the event of the marriage being conducted in the Czech Republic in the presence of a representative of one (or both) of the engaged couple, it is necessary to obtain confirmation that the marriage will be considered valid in the home country of a foreign national.
  • confirmation issued by Czech Ministry of the Interior of validity of residence in the Czech Republic.
    • not required if the applicant is an EU citizen or a citizen of another contracting country in the European Economic Area agreement (i.e. Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland)
    • on the date of the wedding ceremony this must be no more than 7 days old

Submitted documents issued by a foreign country must be officially verified, unless otherwise stated by international agreement, and officially translated into Czech.

Fees and time limits

Fees:

  • issue of confirmation of legal capacity to enter into marriage agreement – 500 CZK
  • non-standard time or a location other than the official premises – 1000 CZK
  • if one of the engaged couple does not have permanent residence in the Czech Republic – 2000 CZK

Time limits:

unspecified

engaged couples are advised to obtain all documents and papers from foreign countries well in advance of the intended date for the wedding ceremony

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