Marriage is official act which must be recognized by relevant public authority in Slovakia. Careful preparation of documents concerns especially marriages when one of partners is foreigner. Documents submitted by foreigner must be translated by official translator. An interpreter must be hired to interpret the whole marriage ceremony into the foreigner’s language if one/both spouses are not speaking Slovak.
Couples can getting married in front of a local self-government that runs a Registry Office (it is so-called “civil marriage”), or a registered Church or a clerical community authority, accompanied by two witnesses. Registry Office is usually chosen in accordance with the permanent residence of one of the spouses. Couple getting married by a church is obliged to submit a marriage certificate at the Registry Office up to 3 days after the date in which the ceremony was held (or it is arranged by respective church). Marriage of two foreigners is possible when all needed documentation is provided. Local Office in Bratislava-Rača beside its Ceremony Room (Kubačova 21) also accepts request for civil marriage ceremony on suitable place in Rača (outside local Ceremony Room) for moderate fee. Usual wedding day is Saturday. Local Office in Rača publishes each year wedding days list (usually two Saturdays a month), but you can get married in date according your choice (for extra fee). It is good to consult your marriage plans at Registry Office in Rača in advance.
For list of “wedding days” and other useful information concerning marriages in Bratislava- Rača see:
Registry Office (Matrika)
831 06 Bratislava
Monday 8:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:15
Wednesday 8:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:15
Friday: 7:30 - 12:00
For more information concerning marriages with/between foreigners see: