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?
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