Poland has some beautiful cities in which to plight your troth. From lovely Krakow to "mini-Prague" Wroclaw there are many gorgeous locations in which to get married, so why not consider beautiful Poland to exchange your vow abroad!
Below are the legalities for marrying in Poland, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.
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Poland Marriage Law Requirements
What are the legal requirements to get married in Poland?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for women and 21 years for men.
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 Poland before I can get married?
A notice of marriage must be posted for 21 days in order to obtain the
Certificate of No Impediment, but this can be done either in Poland or in your
country of residence.
Getting a marriage licence
You must take the papers mentioned below to your Embassy in Poland. Once they
have all the documents they will issue a Certificate of No Impediment to
Marriage in English and Polish which you can then take to a Polish Registry
Office along with your translated Birth Certificates.
In order to obtain the Certificate of No Impediment you can apply at your local
Registry Office in your country of residence or your local Embassy in Poland.
What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Full Birth Certificates translated into Polish by a sworn interpreter in Poland.
Certificate of No Impediment issued by Registry Office or Embassy.
Personal Details Form.
Notice of Marriage Form, Affidavit Form (only if you live in Poland).
NB: for UK citizens the 3 forms above can be obtained on the British Embassy in
Warsaw’s website www.britishembassy.gov.uk
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
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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Poland Marriage Registrar's Office
You must go to the local registry office in the town or
city in Poland where you wish to marry.