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Croatia Civil Wedding Requirements

Be sure to read the pages with general paperwork requirements and apostille as well,  , use this site to the fullest ,  we want you to be well informed.

Getting married abroad: paperwork Australian citizens

Certificate of No Impediment

tab_icon1Contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
in Australia.

Have it stamped by Apostille to verify that the signatures on your document are valid.

Certificate of Single Status

tab_icon4Also called “No Record” Result. Contact the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Verification by Apostile is needed.

Newly issued birth certificates

tab_icon3Issued in the city in which you were born.
Contact the office of births, deaths and marriages.

Have it stamped by Apostille to verify that the signatures on your document are valid.

Passport copies

tab_icon4Do not require apostille, just make sure they include the same middle names as are mentioned on your birth certificate.
You need passport scans or copies for the both of you and your 2 witnesses.

Important advice

  • The Stamp Apostille: An Apostille may be obtained from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade state or territory offices in Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin, Perth and Brisbane and the Australian Passport Offices in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Newcastle.
    Cost: AUD $60 per single-sided one page document.
    If you can’t get to an office, check with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade office in your state or territory about how to send the document and how it will be returned to you, as well as what fees are applicable.

 

  • Certificate of Single Status: This document shows that the State has done a “search” in their records to see if you have been married before. The search should result in “NO RECORD”. Make sure the search is done as of the age you became 18.
 

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Getting married abroad: paperwork German citizens

Ehefähigkeitszeugnis

tab_icon1Contact “das Standesamt des Wohnsitzes des deutschen Verlobten”.

Have it stamped by Apostille to verify that the signatures on your document are valid.

Newly issued Gerburturkunden

tab_icon3Issued in the city in which you were born.
Contact “das Standesamt wo die Geburt (Personenstandsfall) sich ereignet hat”.
Often you can order this online, depending on the city.

Passport copies

tab_icon4Do not require apostille, just make sure they include the same middle names as are mentioned on your birth certificate.
You need passport scans or copies for the both of you and your 2 witnesses.

Important advice

  • The Stamp Apostille: Is only needed for your “Ehefähigkeitszeugnis”, NOT for the birth certificate.
    Can be gotten in person / by post or online via apostille services in Germany.
    Costs: 15 euro per document
    Where: contact your “Standesambt” and check which is the office responsible for your area.
  • Geburturkunden: If you get the INTERNATIONAL LONG BIRTH certificate you will not need further legalisation, because Croatia and Germany have signed an agreement that this is no longer needed for this type of birth certificate.
 

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Getting married abroad: paperwork Dutch citizens

Certificaat van huwelijksbevoegdheid

tab_icon1Contact the “Dienst van de burgerlijke stand” where you live.

Have it stamped by Apostille to verify that the signatures on your document are valid.

Newly issued birth certificates

tab_icon3Issued in the city in which you were born. Make sure you ask for an “internationaal certificaat” which includes “de namen van beide ouders”.

Have it stamped by Apostille to verify that the signatures on your document are valid.

Passport copies

tab_icon4Do not require apostille, just make sure they include the same middle names as are mentioned on your birth certificate.
You need passport scans or copies for the both of you and your 2 witnesses.

Important advice

  • Het geboortecertificaat: If you get the INTERNATIONAL LONG BIRTH certificate you will not need further legalisation, because Croatia and Holland have signed an agreement that this is no longer needed for this type of birth certificate.
  • The Stamp Apostille: Is only needed for your “Certificate of Huwelijksbevoegdheid”, NOT for the birth certificate.
    Can be gotten in person / by post or online via apostille services in Holland.
    Costs: 15 euro per document, make sure you get one for each certificate!
    Where: contact your “Dienst van de burgerlijke stand” and check which is the office responsible for your area.
 

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Getting married abroad: paperwork Norwegian citizens

Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage

tab_icon1Is issued by Folkeregisteret in the community in Norway where you last resided or alternatively by Sentralkontoret for Folkeregistrering under Skattedirektoratet in Oslo.
This certificate requires apostille legalisation.

Newly issued birth certificates

tab_icon3Issued in the city in which you were born.
Contact your local tax assessment office and make sure you get a document which includes the names of both your parents.

Have it stamped by Apostille to verify that the signatures on your document are valid.

Passport copies

tab_icon4Do not require apostille, just make sure they include the same middle names as are mentioned on your birth certificate.
You need passport scans or copies for the both of you and your 2 witnesses.

Important advice

  • Legalisation of the birth certificate:Make sure that you request international LONG (multilingual) certificates and that they are sent via the Fylkesmann where they will be stamped with the important apostille stamp.
 

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