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Civil marriage in the Czech Republic

Civil and religious marriages registered in the Czech Republic are legal and fully recognized by the respective authorities all around the world.

Prague is a good place for international couples who need to enter into a civil marriage. In most of the cases you will only require a valid passport and 2 documents to get married in Prague.

Our wedding agency will advise you which documents you need to obtain in your home country in order to be able to enter into a marriage in the Czech Republic.

Please read section below and if you have more questions or would like to get married in Prague - contact us

Required documents

How fast can I get married in the Czech Republic?

You can get married in 4-6 weeks after we receive full set of required documents from you

Is the process complicated to get married in the Czech Republic?

No. For most of the cases you will require a valid passport + 2 documents: a birth certificate and a document stating your residency address and marital state (single or married). For nationals of certain countries some of the documents are waived (you will only provide your passport and birth certificate and sign a statement at the registry office in Prague instead all other documents)

Is it affordable to get married in Prague?

Yes, getting married in Prague is an affordable and efficient way to enter into a marriage as compared to other European countries. It is also less bureaucratic than in other European countries. 

The price of the package is between 550 EUR and 950 EUR - depending on your citizenship.

Why is the price different? The price difference is mainly due to the number of documents to be translated, whether your documents will be with Apostille or without and language type. Please contact us to get the price for your wedding.

What will I need to do to get married in the Czech Republic?

Contact us, send us copies of your passports and birth certificates, prepare documents following our advice, send us originals by post, arrive at your wedding. We will do the rest on your behalf.

Do I need to pay for the translation of documents into Czech?

No, sworn translations of all required documents are included into the package price

Do I need to pay state fees to the registry office?

No, sate fee to the registry office is included into the package price

In what language is the ceremony conducted?

The ceremony is conducted by a state officiator in Czech. A sworn translator will do a simultaneous translation into English or any other required language.

The price for the sworn translator is included into the package

Where will ceremony take place?

The ceremony will take place at one of Prague City Halls.

Can we get married at the Old Town Hall?

Yes, but you need to be fast and get in touch with us as soon as possible. To get dates in 2019 we will need to have all your documents by November 2018.

Do I need to be a resident in the Czech Republic?

No, you are not required to reside in Prague, unlike in other countries that require you to be a resident for at least a few days before you get married. 

All you need to do is to attend a foreign police after your arrival to Prague and register there. We will accompany you and do everything. The whole process takes 1-2 hours including travel time from your hotel. If you are a EU member- you are not required to attend foreign police.

When do I receive marriage certificate?

Marriage certificate is issued within 2-4 weeks after your wedding. We collect your marriage certificate and send it to you by post.

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