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Slovenian Marriage License Requirements

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Bled Island, Slovenia

Photo © Larry Stritof
If you've just set a date for your wedding and want to get married in Slovenia, don't let the marriage license laws of Slovenia put a dent in your wedding plans.

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!

Make sure you understand the requirements and marriage regulations. Requirements may vary as each locale in Slovenia could have their own requirements.

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.
You will also need to show copies of your birth certificates that list the names of your parents. The certified copies must not be older than six months.

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.

Under 18:

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:

No. However, on June 22, 2005, a registered partnership law was passed that "entitles partners to the same rights as a family member if their partner is hospitalized. However, it does not entitle them to inherit their partner's property." The law will not be in effect until July 23, 2006.
Source: Human Rights Campaign

Cousin Marriages:

Yes.

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.

If You Need More Information:

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.

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