MARRIAGE IN CROATIA
An Australian citizen who wishes to marry in Croatia may need to submit to the local Registrar's Office a Certificate of No Impediment issued by the Embassy in Zagreb and/or a Single Status Certificate issued by a Registrar Office in Australia.
To apply for a certificate of No Impediment at the Embassy in Zagreb, the bride and the bridegroom must complete the application form. The form contains a declaration stating to the effect that there is no legal impediment to the proposed marriage.
If the application is lodged in person at the Australian Embassy in Zagreb, the signature(s) of the Australian partner(s) to the proposed marriage will be witnessed by a Consular Officer at the Embassy. If the application is lodged by mail, the signature(s) of the Australian partner(s) to the proposed marriage must be witnessed by a local Notary Public. When sending the application in by mail, certified photocopies (by the Notary Public) of the original supporting documents must be sent with the application form. On the basis of this declaration, the Embassy will issue a Certificate of No Impediment, in English.
As the Embassy is operatin with a reduced in-office team due to COVID-19 disruption, client services are strictly by appointment only. To make an appoinment please call us on +385 (0)1 4891 200. You can also contact us on [email protected]
Please click here to download the Application for Certificate of No Impediment (PDF)
The following documents have to be submitted with the application:
- Passport(s) of the Australian citizen(s) - if lodged in person (certified copy of passport/s if lodged by mail)
- Passport of the non-Australian citizen - if lodged in person (certified copy of passport/s if lodged by mail)
- Copy of Divorce Certificate (if applicable)
- Copy of former partner’s Death Certificate (if applicable)
- If under 18 years of age, copy of the judicial authorisation to marry issued by an Australian court of law
- Please contact the Embassy for the cost of the the issue of a Certificate of No Impediment (payable in Croatian kuna)
If lodging at the Embassy, the fee is payable in Croatian Kuna (Australian dollars (AUD) are not accepted by the Embassy). If lodging by mail, please pay at the Croatian Post Office via a telegraphic transfer (addressed to the Embassy address, NOT a bank account).
If you are lodging by mail, please send a copy of the pay form or transfer slip with the application.
Single Status Certificate
Please refer to Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages for a list of registering authorities in Australia from whom you may obtain a Single Status Certificate.
Please note that all Australian documents presented to Croatian authorities for official purposes need to be legalised with an Apostille or an authentication. The Australian Embassy in Zagreb does not legalise Certificates of No Impediement issued by the Embassy. Certificates of No Impediment issued by the Embassy will need to be authenticated by the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. For further information please contact the Embassy.
If you have further questions, please send an email to: [email protected] or call +385 (0)1 4891200