In the event of war, a state of emergency or crisis it fulfils a defensive function.
It also organises the performance of military honors and fulfils the constitutional, protocol and representational role of the President as Commander of the Armed Forces.
An Office of Vital Records may waive the requirement for authenticated documents if there is an almost insurmountable obstacle to obtain them (§ 6 par. The interpreter should be brought by one of the fiancés who will also cover the relevant costs.
In such cases the marriage cannot be contracted without the presence of an interpreter.
A fiancé who is a foreign national according to §35/2 must further submit to the relevant Office of Vital Records a certificate issued by the Czech Foreign Police that he/she may legally stay in the Czech Republic.
This rule does not apply to citizens of European Union, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland and their family members.
A citizen of the Czech Republic may enter into marriage with a foreign national in the Czech Republic through a civil or religious marriage.