Certification for marrying abroad


Due to the risk of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), electronic communication must be used instead of direct contact in population register proceedings.

Due to the restrictions of keeping the distance, the possibilities for filling the applications in the Tallinn registry offices are limited, please come with a pre-filled application, the forms can be found on this site.

OBLIGATION TO WEAR MASKS AND KEEP DISTANCE (2 + 2 rule) in the premises of the Tallinn registry offices!
NB! The departement has the right not to allow people with obvious signs of illness into the building.

Issuing a certificate of legal capacity to contract marriage evidencing there are no hindrances to contract a marriage outside the Republic of Estonia.

According to Estonian Law, the prerequisites to contraction of marriage are the following:
- a marriage is contracted between a man and a woman;
- the marriage is contracted between persons who have attained the aga of 18 years (exception by Family Law section 1 subsections 3 and 4);
- prospective spouses must not be consanguines (blood relatives);
- a prospective spouse must not be already married.

  • Where to start

    1. Study the form Application for certificate of legal capacity to contract marriage. It is important to know the time of birth of the future spouse and to know how to write his/her name correctly (as it is written in the passport). 2. Come to Pärnu mnt 67, Tallinn

    Personal identification

    Have an identity document with you. If your previous marriage has ended then also the document that confirms it.

    What to do with the form

    Fill out the application at the official's workplace.


    Use the button ‘View pricelist’.

    The state fee 10 € can be paid on site in cash or by card or in advance to the bank account of the Ministry of Finance:



    SEB pank


    Luminor Bank


    LHV Pank


    Reference number


    Payment details

    RL Abieluvõime




    You will receive a certificate of having no circumstances that would hinder getting married.

    What to do when the result is unsatisfactory:

    To achieve the result follow the recommendations of the official.

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