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Questions on Civil Wedding Ceremony in Poland- Do we get the certificate on the day?

NorthernScot 1 | 1
23 Jan 2014 #1
My fiance and I have booked a civil wedding ceremony in Lodz in May. I am Scottish, my fiance is Polish.

When would we receive our wedding certificate, is this given to us on the day or do we collect this at a later date?

Do we need to register the wedding in Poland after the ceremony or is this done automatically?

Are there any other formalities to take care of following the ceremony?

Trying to figure out the best date to fly back to Scotland following the wedding.

Thanks in advance for any advice given!
23 Jan 2014 #2
Have you sorted out your certificate of no impediment yet?
OP NorthernScot 1 | 1
24 Jan 2014 #3
Yes ceremony all booked, we did this at xmas time whilst visiting.
I do however have to renew the CONI before the ceremony as the Scottish version is only valid for 3 months at a time.
24 Jan 2014 #4
NorthernScot, AFAIK all documents when it comes to marriage are only valid for 90 days. And the British consulate don't have the best reputation in the world....

Personally I'd be asking the registrar for a written list of all documents you need, complete with date limits for them. Things in Poland can change...

Either way, best of luck to you and please feel welcome to send me a PM.
Honeymoon55 6 | 28
16 Aug 2017 #5

Registering civil marriage without wedding party?

I've read the rules regarding registering a civil marriage between a foreigner and a Polish citizen and on some websites it was written that ''The marriage certificate will be issued after the wedding date with a week or two'' So does that mean If I marry my Polish spouse without making a wedding party, we will not get the Marriage certificate ?!

Please I need some answers because I'm really confused here.
Roger5 1 | 1,455
16 Aug 2017 #6
The marriage certificate will be issued after the wedding date with a week or two

Shouldn't that be 'within a week or two'? Sounds about right if memory serves. You go to the same place you got married in. I don't see what a wedding party has to do with anything.
Honeymoon55 6 | 28
16 Aug 2017 #7
So basically me and my spouse will return back to the same registry office we went to after a week for example and just collect the marriage certificate?
Roger5 1 | 1,455
16 Aug 2017 #8
A week or two. Ask the registrar. It's a very straightforward process. You can bring a CD if you want your own music, and champagne. They usually provide glasses. Charpentier's Te Deum and Verve Cliquot for us.
Roger5 1 | 1,455
16 Aug 2017 #9
My wife has just told me that we got our cert on our wedding day. I guess each register office has its own rules.
Honeymoon55 6 | 28
16 Aug 2017 #10
Thank you so much for the info ! It's just you keep mentioning ''Wedding day'' and My wife wants to ONLY register in Poland but make the actual wedding in other country. Is that possible ?
Roger5 1 | 1,455
16 Aug 2017 #11
If you get married abroad, you'll have a marriage certificate from that country. Poland won't issue one. If you apply for residency, your marital status will be noted.
Honeymoon55 6 | 28
16 Aug 2017 #12
So they force you to make wedding in the office under their supervision or what? What if a couple don't want to invite anyone for the wedding ? :D
DominicB - | 2,709
16 Aug 2017 #13

For you to get a Polish marriage certificate, the wedding has to be performed in Poland, under the supervision of the competent authority. No, you don't have to invite anyone except the witnesses. Where were you planning on getting married, and why there, and not in Poland?
Honeymoon55 6 | 28
16 Aug 2017 #14
Since me and my Polish wife are residing in Poland right now, we've decided to go and register in the Civil registry office but our families live in different country so we thought about registering and once we get the Marriage certificate, we can go to that country and make our wedding there
DominicB - | 2,709
16 Aug 2017 #15

That's not how it works. You get the certificate only after you get married. In Poland. After the wedding, you can go back to your country and have a religious ceremony or party of some kind there, but it will not be an actual wedding because you were already married in Poland.

Which country were you planning to do this in?
Honeymoon55 6 | 28
16 Aug 2017 #16
My wife has her dress already but in Italy. So if me and my wife show up during the ''Wedding'' but without formal clothes and with almost no people invited, would the Registry office still accept it normally ? like how would it be inside the hall or the office then?
Roger5 1 | 1,455
16 Aug 2017 #17
All yours, Dom.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,331
16 Aug 2017 #18
So if me and my wife show up during the ''Wedding'' but without formal clothes and with almost no people invited

Why would they care? The law obliges you to be of sound mind, to bring your ID card or passport, and to have two witnesses with their ID cards/passports too. Oh, and you should also be able to say the vows, or have a sworn translator to translate them for you.

No-one cares about anything else, and they certainly couldn't care less about whether you're about to spend 200,000zł on a big party afterwards or what clothes you are wearing. In fact, you could even get married naked if the official agrees.
DominicB - | 2,709
17 Aug 2017 #19
All yours, Dom.

I'll pass him on to Delph! There's some sham marriage $hit going on here, for sure. Otherwise he would be asking these questions of his supposed "fiancee", and not on some forum.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,331
17 Aug 2017 #20
I never thought about it like that Dominic, but you're right. Clearly some sort of arranged marriage scam - in this case, he should know that the USC analyses marriages very carefully between a EU and non-EU citizen.
terri 1 | 1,664
17 Aug 2017 #21
In some cases, they will not marry people if they think that this is a scam. They will, however, escort them to the nearest police station.
9 Oct 2017 #22
I am from Philippines and my fiance is Polish, after our civil marriage in Poland, is it automatic that our marriage also is register automatically in Philippines?
DominicB - | 2,709
9 Oct 2017 #23

No. You would have to go the Philippine embassy in Warsaw and file a Report of Marriage of a Filipino Abroad. The procedure will be similar to this:
16 Oct 2017 #24
Hi , is it necessary to report the marriage or not?
DominicB - | 2,709
17 Oct 2017 #25
It is if you want your marriage to be recognized in the Philippines.

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