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Application for a marriage registration – a marriage that took place in Canada.

This application is submitted when a Czech citizen marries in Canada. Sometimes it is submitted along with an application to determine Czech citizenship and issue Czech citizenship certificate when a child is born during this marriage.

Based on this application, you will be issued a Czech marriage registration and your marital status will be updated. If applicable, surnames of the spouses will be also updated.
Marriages of Czech Republic citizens that took place abroad are registered by zvláštní matrika in Brno-střed.

The following must be submitted: 
Please note: All documents must be originals. Copies of documents, excluding those certified in the Czech Republic, cannot be accepted. 

  1. Completed form: Žádost o zápis uzavření manželství.
  2. Original marriage certificate in the form of certified copy of marriage registration (long-form). Marriage certificate can also be accepted. To obtain the certificate, you must contact the appropriate provincial authority: 
    Ontario: Service Ontario
    Alberta: Vital Statistics Alberta
    Manitoba: Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency
    Saskatchewan: eHealth Saskatchewan
    • • Please note that we are unable to accept religious documents or a record of solemnization of marriage. Occasionally, we are unable to accept provincial certificates issued a long time ago as the authentication authorities may not authenticate them.  
    • • The original (NOT a notarized copy) must be authenticated by the Department of Global Affairs Canada. The federal authentication department authenticates original certificates issued in all Canadian provinces and territories. In case of marriage in Ontario, you may obtain the authentication certificate from the provincial Official Document Services in Toronto (Certificate of Authentication). Please note this office does not authenticate short polymer certificates. In Alberta, the provincial authentication office is the Deputy Provincial Secretary’s Office in Edmonton.
    • • Along with the authenticated marriage certificate you will submit a professional translation into Czech language. The translation must be done on a computer on a separate sheet of paper. The translation does not have to be notarized. We do not accept translation by automated translators. 
  3. An applicant’s proof of Czech citizenship – valid Czech passport, valid obcansky prukaz, valid Czech citizenship certificate or completed application and questionnaire to determine Czech citizenship and to issue Czech citizenship certificate with the accompanying documents for this type of application. If both spouses are Czech, they both must submit proof of citizenship.
  4. Birth certificates of spouses – Czech citizens (birth certificates of foreigners are not typically requested except for spouses who were born in the Slovak Republic). 
  5. Divorce certificate of previous marriage with the date the divorce took a legal effect if any of the spouses entered into marriage is divorced. Please note that the divorce must be legally recognized in the CR; this means the divorced Czech citizen must already be recorded as divorced in the Czech Republic. Please contact us for more information beforehand if a Czech citizen divorced in Canada and the divorce has not been documented in the Czech Republic as well.
  6. Death certificate of the previous spouse if any of the spouses entered into the marriage is a widow/widower.
  7. Completed form: Žádost o zápis příjmení do knihy narození v mužském tvaru if reqested. This form can be requested regardless of the woman´s citizenship. The woman applying for this must be present at the Consulate as the signature is verified.  
  8. Completed form: Osobni udaje.


Zápis manželství. 42 KB DOCX (FILE_TYPE_DOCX) Oct 27, 2021

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Osobní údaje 35 KB DOC (Word document) Oct 27, 2021