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How to Marry in Poland

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
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


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.


Poland Registry Offices


Krakow Registry Office
Lubelska 27
30-003 Krakow
Tel: +48 12 616 5519


Registry Office
Jezuicka 1/3
00-281 Warszawa
Tel: +48 22 443 1200
Mon - Fri 8am-4pm


Registry Office
Marriage Department, Rooms 2 and 24 on the Ground floor
ul P. Wodkowica 20
50-072 Wroclaw
Tel: +48 71 777 9155
Mon - Fri 8am - 5.15pm


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