Getting Married in Prague - Step 6
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 states that you are in the Czech Republic legally.
Note: The tourist visa (entry stamp) on your passport must be printed clearly, because this is what the Foreigners' Police use as proof. Also, this document can't be more than five days old when you go to the town hall (Step 7).
15 CZK in kolky. Buy these in advance, from a post office or newsagent - for some reason, the Foreigners' Police can't legally sell them.
How and where do I get it?
Go to the regional Foreigners' Police headquarters at Olšanská 2 in Žižkov. Get there as early as you can - this place is a nightmare.
Tickets are handed out at the beginning of every hour, and clerks sometimes take a three-hour break in the middle of the day, meaning no new tickets - you'll have to go home and try another day.
The insane and immediate crowding when tickets are handed out is the hardest part to handle. Keep your Czech buddy close at hand so they can ask for the correct type of ticket - it should refer to matrika (registry) or svatba (wedding).
Also, watch out for pickpockets. There are plenty of jerks waiting to jam into the moshpit and start robbing.
Luckily, not many people come here for marriage-related paperwork. I almost wet myself with joy when, 20 minutes after getting my ticket, my number was up. Pretty much everyone else is here for residency permits.
But the bureaucracy is strong in this one, young Skywalker, and you don't know what might happen here.
We made some cute jokes about my horrendous passport photo and that lightened the mood. Just be sure to have all your documents and the kolky, and you should be fine.
Going to this office for anything else, however, is an unfortunate necessity.
8 out of 10
(1 = Easy; 10 = Hair-Pulling Devilry)
Now here comes the big one...
Video on YouTube
Behind the Scenes of the Mikuláš Tradition by Emily Prucha - Prague.TV
Praising the nice and punishing the naughty
Prague is the best place to live by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Prague.eu)
A survey of Czech regions compared over 50 criteria
Czech Republic is the fourth-best place for expats by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Prague.eu)
A survey by HSBC shows the country jumping up from 18th place last year
Why do you get the day off on October 28th? by Olena Kagui - Prague.TV
Czechs & Slovaks are celebrating the establishment of the Independent State
Czech remedies for an early cold season by Emily Prucha - Prague.TV (Foto: czechtourism.com)
Weathering the sniffles and keeping fit as temperatures drop
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
Concert Tickets for Prague and Czech Republic
Petra Měchurová Hair Salon right in the historical center...
First Cobbler's Prague Bakery Cup Cake Shop @ PALLADIUM!
Get discounts on speed dating and meet other singles...
Visa, green card, Trade license, Llc company, work permit,...
Short and long term rentals, help with relocation. We speak...
International moving and storage specialists