Slovenia is a hidden gem in the heart of Europe. With its fairytale castles and forested
landscapes, this country is drawing more and more visitors each year as many couples
fall in love with the country and return to hold their wedding here.
Wedding planners have plenty of wedding ideas to create your dream
destination wedding - just ask them and you can be well on the way to having
your perfect day.
Below are the legalities for marrying in Slovenia, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.
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Slovenia Marriage Law Requirements
What are the legal requirements to get married in Slovenia?
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 who must present their passports to the registry office one day before the ceremony. You must provide with registry with the full names, addresses, professions, dates of birth and nationalities of your witnesses.
Only a civil ceremony is recognised by Slovenian law.
How long do I have to be resident in Slovenia before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements to get married in Slovenia.
Getting a marriage licence
You must both personally submit the papers below to the Marriage Registry Office of the Administrative Unit in the district where you wish to get married between 6 months and 2 weeks before the wedding date.
8 days before the wedding you must both personally present your passports and certified and translated birth certificates at the registry.
You will require an interpreter at the marriage ceremony if you do not speak Slovene.
What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Full birth certificates issued within the last 6 months and certified with an apostille stamp.
Passports and photocopies.
Single Status certificate.
Certificate of No Impediment.
If you have been divorced then your the final divorce papers must be shown.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.
All documents must be translated into Slovenian within the last 3 months by an official translator.
you may have to have your marriage certificate stamped with an apostille at the District Court in Slovenia in order for it to be recognised in your home country.
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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Slovenia Marriage Registrar's
Administrative unit Ljubljana
Adamic-Lundrovo dock 2
Tel:+386 01 306 3000
F:+386 01 306 3180