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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • GETTING MARRIED AT THE CONSULATE

  • Polish citizens who want to get married at the Consulate must present the following:

     

    1. Birth certificates of both future spouses. If either of them was involved in a previous marriage, proof of dissolution or annulment of that marriage must be provided. Examples of this include:
      1. a Polish marriage certificate with annotation about the divorce OR legally binding decision of a Court dissolving marriage
      2. a death certificate of the spouse (for widows)
    2. Valid Polish passports OR Polish identity cards of both future spouses.
    3. Copies of identity cards of two witnesses.
    4. A consular fee (see table) which encompasses the costs of: assurance of no impediment to marriage, declaration of legal name change, preparation of a marriage certificate, forwarding appropriate documentation to Poland, and providing the future spouses with a marriage certificate.

    The date of marriage is determined after submitting an application ensuring the absence of impediments to marriage, which has to be filed at least 30-days in advance before marriage, and once all parties will agree on a certain date. The application of assurance of no impediment to marriage is valid for 6 months from the date it was submitted.

     

    Witnesses should be present only at the marriage ceremony.

     

    The marriage ceremony may take place at the consulate during office hours only.

     

    Certificate of legal capacity to enter into marriage

     

    In cases of marriages occurring outside of Poland, a Polish citizen may obtain a written certificate from the Polish consulate affirming that in accordance with Polish law, the individual may enter into marriage. The following documents are required:

     

    1. An application ensuring the absence of impediments to marriage.
    2. Official document indicating the future spouse’s marital status
    3. A birth certificate. If the individual was involved in a previous marriage, proof of dissolution must be provided. Examples of this include:
      1. A Polish marriage certificate with annotation about the divorce OR legally binding decision of a Court dissolving marriage,
      2. a death certificate of the spouse (for widows)

    This certificate is valid for 6 months from the date it was issued.

     

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