Here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a Slovenian marriage license. We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way at least 9 weeks before your wedding date.
Congratulations and much happiness as you begin your lifetime journey together!
ID Requirement:You will need to have a photocopy of your valid passports sent with other required documents so that the documentation arrives in Slovenia 8 weeks prior to your wedding. Eight (8) days before your wedding, you will need to show the local registry office your original passports.
Translation Requirement:All documentation that you provide must be translated into the Slovene language and the translation certified by a notary. Translated documents can not be older than 3 months.
Ceremony:A marriage in Slovenia is legal only if it is conducted by a government official. You can have a religious ceremony later.
If you are planning on have a church wedding in Slovenia, you will need to provide your Baptismal Certificates and Certificates of Dismission which allow you to get married outside your home parish if you are Catholic.
Previous Marriages:You will need to show proof of termination of any previous marriages. The certified copy of the Decree Absolute or death certificate is required.
It is necessary to get a notarized, sworn statement that you are free to marry.
Eighteen (18) is the legal age to be allowed to marry in Slovenia. Children who are at least 15 years of age can be officially married, provided that the social work center interviews the minor, the prospective spouse, and the parents or guardian of the minor and then determines that the minor is well grounded. (Article 18 of the Marriage and Family Relations Act)
Same Sex Marriages:
Source: Human Rights Campaign
Witnesses:You must provide the full names, professions, date of births and nationalities of your witnesses. One day prior to you wedding, your witnesses will have to present their passports at the registry office.
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PLEASE NOTE:Marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.
It is important that you verify all information with the local marriage license office before making any wedding or travel plans.