Wedding legal requirements

January 14, 2016

Wedding legal requirements

The important question we often get from our clients – will my wedding in Prague be legally valid in my home country? Yes, your wedding will be legally valid and recognized worldwide and we will make the process easy for you.

White - Prague Wedding Agency will assist you in obtaining all the required documentation enabling you to become legally married in the Czech Republic. We will provide you with detailed guideline how and where to request and collect required documents in the country of your origin. Though the requirements vary depending on your citizenships, nationality and other, here is a list of generally required documents from your home country:

  • Valid passport
  • Birth Certificate (or certified copy)
  • Court Divorce Decree Absolute (if appropriate)
  • Certificate of no Impediment to Marriage
    • The document must not be older than 6 months prior to your wedding
  • In the case of a name or surname change, confirmation of the change
  • Additional Documents for religious weddings
    • Baptism certificate
    • Marriage Preparation Course Certificate
    • Letter of delegation from your priest

 

All of the above mentioned documents issued in your country (except documents for religious weddings) must be legalized by a governmental stamp called an APOSTILLE that certifies documents of foreign origin for use in the Czech Republic.


All the required documents from your home country must be sent via registry mail to our Prague office no later than 45 days prior to the wedding day. We then manage Czech translation of all received documents as required by Czech law. Also we prepare and obtain all the necessary documents from Czech Authorities.

Most Czech governmental offices have office hours on Monday and Wednesday therefore Clients are requested to arrive in Prague, Czech Republic minimum 3 working days prior to their wedding day in order to complete the administration. Our Wedding Coordinator will accompany you to the required local offices prior to the wedding ceremony.

Czech law requires an officially authorized court interpreter to attend the ceremony if either the bride or groom does not speak Czech. White - Prague Wedding Agency will ensure the presence of the interpreter at your wedding ceremony.

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