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Getting married in Cyrpus – The Formalities

Getting married in Cyrpus – The Formalities

Marrying in Cyprus is relatively easy, as the legal formalities are simple and similar to those required in your own country.

Prior to the wedding you and your partner will need to visit the municipal offices of the town (i.e. Protaras) in which your wedding will take place in order to make your application for a marriage license.

There, you will need to present the following original documents plus a photocopy:

  • Valid Passports (the names on the wedding certificate must be the same as that on the passports)
  • Birth certificates
  • Evidence of Freedom to Marry or equivalent document from your country.
  • This document must be stamped and signed by a legal authority of your country, (i.e. Registry office, Court, Solicitor)
  • Original Decree Absolute (if either of you are divorced)
  • Death Certificate and previous Marriage Certificate (if either of you are widowed)
  • Letter of Consent from parents or guardian (if either of you are under 18)
  • Adoption papers (if either of you are adopted)
  • Document from solicitor/notary confirming change of name (if either of you has changed your name by Deed Poll)
  • All documents (other than those that are in Greek) must be translated into English and the translations legally certified, before your arrival on the island of Cyprus