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Religious marriages


Marriages based on the internal law of the churches or the religious associations, contracted on the basis of canonic law subordinate the civil Polish laws and result in the same civil and law consequences as marriages contracted in the local civil status offices

The religious marriages with civil law consequences may be contracted only in following ten churches and one religious association: the Catholic Church, the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church, the Lutheran Church, the Reformed Church, the Evangelical Methodist Church, the Baptist Church, the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the Polish Catholic Church, the Union of Jewish Communities, the Mariavite Church, the Pentecostal Church

  • Act of 17 May 1989 on Relations Between the State and the Catholic Church in the Republic of Poland
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2013 r. poz. 1169, z późn. zm.)
  • Act of 25 February 1964 - Family and Guardianship Code
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2017 r. poz. 682, z późn. zm.)
  • Act of 28 November 2014, the Vital Records Law
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2018 r. poz. 2224)

Contact person on methodology:
Karina Stelmach