In general, the church always issues the same documents for weddings
The Religious Authorities in Dubrovnik need a proof of your single status as well as a proof that you are a member of the church. The first step to take is to contact your local parish’ priest.
Choose your church
The very first step is to choose the church you would like to get married at. We must then check availability for the date and time you would like to celebrate your marriage.
If the church is free it is best to immediately book it so that you can rest assure the ceremony can take place.
Contact us to start with this first step.
Contact your parish priest
You need to contact your local parish priest and inform him you wish to get married in Croatia. Some priests will ask you to follow a premarital course, others not. Your priest will explain to you how he will like to proceed.
He will issue a document called “Nihil Obstat”, this is the key document to get married here. This document needs to be sent by your Bishop to the Bishop of Dubrovnik.
Posting your documents
Make sure you have completed a pre marital course (if your priest wants you to do this) the latest 5 months before your wedding date.
All religious documents should be issued between 7 and 4 months before the wedding. Ideally, you would want your parish priest to send them to Dubrovnik’s Bishop around 5 months before the wedding date.
If they are sent much later the parish could consider accepting other bookings.