I am getting married in Poland later this year and I understand that I need to provide a document that indicates I am free to marry.
My government does not issue such a document has posted the following advice:
[...] you must petition the Regional Court at the place of residence of the Polish fiancé(e). You will have to obtain court appointment, which can take several weeks. When you have your appointment at court, you can present our letter as the reason you need to be released. The decision will be made the same day and it becomes final after three weeks. Since you cannot be married until one month after you have registered at the marriage office, you should register at the time you begin the process of obtaining the release.
Can I make an appointment at the court to obtain a release now
even though I'm not getting married for several months? Does the decision expire? I don't quite understand how to arrange the timing of everything, particularly this court appointment and the registration process (despite the last sentence).