Marriage

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Travel.State.Gov has general information about marriage abroad.  Specific information about getting married in Kosovo is available at the State Portal of the Republic of Kosovo.  You may also consider contacting the municipal registrar of the city in which you are getting married.  Another resource you may also consult is Family Law of Kosovo (PDF 867KB), particularly Article 17: Certificate of Marriage-Eligibility for Foreigners (PDF 867KB).

American citizens in Kosovo wishing to marry a Kosovo citizen will need to show that s/he is free to marry. The Kosovo Civil Registration Agency (CRA) currently accepts a free to marry affidavit, notarized in the U.S. and submitted in original form. If you are already in Kosovo, an alternative would be to schedule an American Citizen Services notarial appointment. We have a free to marry affidavit for an American citizen to sign that we will notarize. If you were previously married but now divorced, you will need to provide the date the marriage was dissolved, where, and by what court.