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Are you British citizens and getting married in Cyprus or Greece? A complete guide to the legal requirements

Have you been thinking about how wonderful it would be to exchange your wedding vows overseas, overlooking the sea? You may be concerned that it would be a complicated procedure but it really isn’t. If you’d like a destination wedding, don’t be put off by the legal requirements. It is really very easy and BookYourWeddingDay.com is here to help! The key to a successful wedding in Cyprus or Greece is to make sure you have all the documentation you need with you, so here’s our handy checklist to make sure you know exactly what paperwork you need to take with you and how long you need to be in the country before your ceremony can take place.

 

Getting married in Cyprus

You will need...

  • Valid Passports
  • Full Birth Certificates
  • Single Status Statutory Declaration (Sworn Affidavit)
  • Decree Absolute (if applicable)
  • Death certificate of spouse & previous marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Deed Poll (if applicable)
  • Adoption certificate (if applicable)
  • Evidence of parental consent (if under 18 years old)

 

By law, minimum residency period is 1 working day (excluding weekends) prior to the wedding day.

 

*Note that for Cyprus, you can login to your booking 3 months prior to your wedding day to upload your legal documents and the town hall and registrars will review and then approve them online for you.

 

Getting married in Greece

You will need...

  • Valid Passports
  • Full Birth Certificates
  • Certificate of No Impediment
  • Decree Absolute (if applicable)
  • Death certificate of spouse & previous marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Deed Poll (if applicable)
  • Adoption certificate (if applicable)
  • Evidence of parental consent (if under 18 years old)

 

By law, minimum residency period is 4 working days (excluding weekends) prior to the wedding day.

 

*Note that for Greece, you can login to your booking 4 months prior to your wedding day to upload your legal documents and then BookYourWeddingDay.com will liaise with the town halls and you will be notified online for the approval of your documents.

 

Based on Greek law, all foreign papers need to be officially certified with APOSTILLE stamp and officially translated into Greek by:

a) The Translational Department of Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens, or

b) The Greek Embassy / Consulate in applicant’s country, or

c) A Greek lawyer in Greece

 

Book Your Destination Wedding Today

So you see, it’s not as complicated as perhaps you first thought, so the next step is to browse BookYourWeddingDay.com and start gathering ideas for the perfect venue for your ceremony! You can check Real-Time Availability and when you’re ready to book you’ll receive Instant Confirmation. These are exciting times and you just can’t beat a magical sun-filled destination wedding!

If you have any questions whatsoever, please do get in touch! Our platform offers online chat support 24/7 and our knowledgeable team would be happy to help you in any way.

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