Living as a couple with different nationalities, including same-sex couples (marriage, civil or registered partnerships, separation, divorce, marital property rights, the rights of cohabitants)
Non-national marriagesIn Croatia, non-nationals may get married also, under the same conditions as those in place for Croatian nationals.
To get married, non-nationals shall submit:
- a birth certificate issued in the country of birth in accordance with international treaties and conventions, with a translation into Croatian;
- a certificate of the non-national’s free marital status issued in accordance with international treaties and conventions, with a translation into Croatian;
- confirmation that there are no obstacles to marriage of a non-national in the Republic of Croatia and that the marriage will be recognised in the country of origin, with a translation into Croatian (this certificate may be an integral part of the certificate of free marital status);
- an identification document (with a photograph); and
- a proof of nationality (passport).
Civil partnerships between non-nationalsIn Croatia, non-nationals may form civil partnerships, under the same conditions as those in place for Croatian nationals forming a civil partnership.
In order to form a civil partnership, non-nationals shall submit:
- a birth certificate issued in the country of birth,
- a certificate stating that they have not already entered into a civil partnership or marriage issued in their country of origin.
The registrar must be presented (for inspection, and the registrar may copy them, but not at the client’s expense) with the following documents:
- identity documents;
- proof of nationality;