Can I Legally get Married in The Czech Republic?

The Czech Republic is a stunning place to get married, surrounded by castles it's perfect for a fairy tale wedding, what's more it is incredibly easy to get married here! The process is very straightforward and there are no residency requirements, so by following these simple steps you'll be good to go. There are also lots of areas you can choose to marry in, whether that be Prague, Brno or Karlovy Vary.Steps to getting Married in the Czech Republic:
  1. All required documents (listed below) must be presented to the Matrika office in the Czech Republic
  2. Your intention to marry must be posted at least 21 days at your local registry office in the UK to receive your certificate of impediment. Following this, the certificate will be issued in English and Czech.
  3. No longer 7 days before sending your documents to the Matrika office you must prove that you are an EU citizen by taking your passport to the Foreign Police Department in Prague.

Necessary Documents

  • Passports
  • Full Birth Certificates
  • Certificates of No Impediment
  • Divorce Certificate (If previously married)
  • Death Certificate (if widowed)
Birth certificates, certificate of no impediment and decree of absolute must be taken to the Legislation Department of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London to be legalised.

Same-Sex Weddings

The Czech Republic currently allows registered partnerships for same-sex couples currently, however, this could change in the near future after a bill was put forward to legalise same-sex marriage in 2018.

Sources

This information is appropriate for UK nationals getting married overseas. We always advise that you contact the relevant embassy for information before booking any trips. This information is up to date to the best of our knowledge.