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Hello! I have been in a relationship with an Indian man for over a year. We would like to get married, however his family is opposed to this (it’s against his religion and culture), so we cannot get married in India. We both live in Greece. What is the procedure for marrying a foreigner in this case? Can we legally marry in Poland? Do we have to marry in India, for it to be legal? Please help… I’m waiting for your answer.


The Helpline serves FOREIGNERS IN POLAND. We’re sorry, but we do not know the immigration and civil status laws of other countries.

In the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Greece you should be able to find information on the institutions responsible for marriage in Greece. There, you should ask about the Greek requirements in this regard. If you are to marry in Greece, the marriage must be in accordance with Greek law.

We have received conflicting information about the possibility of marriage between Poles and foreigners in Polish diplomatic missions – please ask the Polish Embassy about this possibility. As far as we know, Embassies can conduct marriages only when both parties have Polish citizenship.

As for marriage in Poland, of course you can marry in Poland as long as you have the required documents – we have written about the documents and procedures for marriage with a foreigner, we invite you to read previous answers on this topic.

Translation by Zuzanna Olszewska.

Answer date:

2009-09-10 15:49:50


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