Marriage between the citizens of the Slovak Republic and foreign nationals
Marriages abroad are performed by local /foreign/ civil officials. In some cases, they are performed at Slovak Embassies abroad. It depends on the law of the country where the Slovak Embassy is situated.
If the marriages are legally performed and valid abroad, they are also legally valid in Slovakia, under the condition that the marriage is registered at the Central Registrar Office in Bratislava /Osobitná matrika/ and the Slovak Marriage Certificate is issued.
The marriage registrar office of the country where marriage is to be performed is the best source of information about documents and their authentication needed for marriage. The time consuming process of authentication of Slovak documents is possible to consult with Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bratislava. Telephone number: 00421/2/59783940.
In general, the lawful age for marriage is 18 years. Persons under this age must present a written statement of consent by their parents.