Getting Married in Prague - Step 5
A step-by-step guide to the bureaucracy involved in tying the knot in the Czech Republic
What is it and why do I need it?
This document acts as an affidavit that you haven't committed any crimes in the Czech Republic or your home country.
50 CZK in kolky (Government Stamps - not for mail - that have a monetary value)
Where and how do I get it?
The Rejstřík trestů (Criminal Records Office) is at Soudní 1, Prague 4-Nusle. To get there, take metro C (red line) to Pražského Povstání, and take the underpass under the highway. The Rejstřík trestů is at the back of the building.
Try to get there as early as possible. During the week, the office opens to the public at 7am. They also have unpublicized hours on Saturdays (8am-1pm) and I suggest going then. Get a number inside the front office and wait. It's not so bad - you used to have to write home for this document.
This isn't a particularly difficult step, but you might be there for a while. The Rejstřík trestů is a busy place, carrying out only one single task - think "production line" - so they already know what you need.
When your number appears on the red board, go in, sit down and shut up. Give all your documents to the clerk behind the window, and the whole process should take about two minutes, but Rejstřík trestů employees probably carry out this procedure about 500 times a day, so don't dawdle.
3 out of 10
(1 = Easy; 10 = Hair-Pulling Devilry)
At some point, the clerk will send away your Czech counterpart so as to ensure confidentiality, so expect that. It’s strange though - why would you want to hide the fact that you’re not a looting, abusive, jackass?
Video on YouTube
Prague has best quality of life in the Czech Republic by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: prague.eu)
Study shows that the country overall lags behind Northern Europe
Getting Married in Prague by Olena Kagui - Prague.TV (Foto: czechtourism.com)
Everything you need to know about tying the knot in the heart of Europe
Prague’s Lost and Found by Olena Kagui - Prague.TV (Foto: Praha.eu)
Find out where to go if you lose something you love
More foreigners may vote in local Czech elections by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
Changes to the voting law should allow EU citizens with temporary residence to vote
Registering at the Foreign Police by Olena Kagui - Prague.TV
The entire registration process can take as little as 15 minutes and it is nothing to worry about
Renting a Flat in Prague by Prague.TV
A beginner's guide to finding an apartment in the Czech capital
Health insurance options in Prague by Gabrielle George - Prague.TV
Health insurance procedures are easier than you might think
Czech Republic named sixth most peaceful country by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: czechtourism.com)
Annual Global Peace Index sees conditions worsening around the world
Work–life balance in Prague by Gabrielle George - Prague.TV
Prague offers great jobs for university graduates and language talents
Los Angeles versus Prague by Sydney Spier - Prague.TV (Foto: Prague.eu)
The two cities have some surface similarities but a lot of differences
First Cobbler's Prague Bakery Cup Cake Shop @ PALLADIUM!
Prague City Tours in 23 languages!
Petra Měchurová Hair Salon right in the historical center...
Uncover the unique story behind the Staropramen brewery in...
Visa, green card, Trade license, Llc company, work permit,...
Short and long term rentals, help with relocation. We speak...
International moving and storage specialists