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How to Marry in the Czech Republic

Prague and the Czech Republic are beautiful places to get married in. There are plenty of fairytale castles here, and most of them offer weddings! The town hall in Prague is also very popular as the city makes a truly atmospheric wedding setting, whether in winter or summer.

Below are the legalities for marrying in the Czech Republic, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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Czech Republic Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in the Czech Republic?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
Two witnesses are required.


How long do I have to be resident in the Czech Republic before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements to get married in the Czech Republic.


Getting a marriage licence
You must take the papers mentioned below to a “matrika” office in the Czech Republic.
In order to obtain the Certificate of No Impediment you must post your intention to marry for at least 21 days at your local registry office in the UK. After that date the certificate will be issued in Prague in both Czech and English.
You must prove that you are an EU citizen by taking your passport to the Foreigner’s Police in the Czech Republic. This must be done no longer than 7 days before handing your documents in to the matrika office.
If you are getting married in Prague you can obtain all the required documentation from the Foreign Police department in Prague.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Full birth Certificates.
Certificates of No Impediment.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.
You must take your Birth Certificates, Certificate of No Impediment and Decree Absolute (if applicable) to be legalised at the Legalisation Department of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London. The Old Admiralty Building, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2LG


Please note: this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner in resort or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up to date details before you marry.


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Prague Marriage Registrar's

Matrika for Prague 1
Vodickova 18, Prague 1
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 221 097 469

Foreign Police Department
Konevova 188/32
Prague 3
140 00
Tel: + 420 974 820 409


Our Czech Wedding Providers

My Prague Wedding

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Location: Prague
Business Type: Wedding Planner
Contact: Vladimir Mazepin

We are the go-to destination wedding planner based in Prague for couples who want to marry, elope or renew vows in the Czech Republic.
Requirements for a civil marriage are straightforward with an easy to follow process for documentation.
Planning a wedding from the other side of the world can be challenging. On a daily basis we communicate with the registry offices and venues to provide you with detailed guidance, be it documents preparation or venue/wedding professional selection.
From an elopement or vow renewal with only the two of you, to a wedding reception with up to 200 guests we can organize your celebration in Prague and the Czech Republic.

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