Legalities 

How to get married in Cyprus?

The first thing to do upon arrival in Cyprus is to file an application to obtain a special marriage license. This allows couples to get married 3 full working days after the application is submitted. The application is submitted to the wedding clerk at the local Town Hall (Monday to Friday, between 8.30 – 10.00 hours) and must be accompanied by the documents listed below. Two witnesses are required in accordance with Cyprus Law –we can supply witnesses if necessary.

Cyprus marriage requirements.

Documents:

The following original documents must be either written in or translated into Greek or English and certified by the relevant authority or Embassy:

  1. Valid Passports
  2. Birth Certificates
  3. Notice of Marriage (completed by the Marriage Officer)
  4. Sworn Affidavit or Certificate of No Impediment signed by solicitor or notary public confirming your marital status, i.e. divorced, widowed or single and that you are free to marry . This document must be dates, signed and stamped by the issuing solicitor or notary public. Such documents are only for 3 months maximum prior to the date of the wedding ideally the document is best obtained between 8 and 12 weeks prior to the wedding date. The couple must ensure their validity at the time of application and on the actual wedding date. For residents of Scotland, a Certificate of No Impediment is acceptable. Your local registrar provides this.
  5. Decree Absolute (in case of divorce)
  6. Death Certificate (in case of widow or widower)
  7. Adoption Certificate (in case of adoption)
  8. Deed Pole Certificate (in case of a change of name)-must be stamped by a solicitor

 

If one of you is under 18 years old you must bring in addition the consent of your father which must be certified by a solicitor of your country.

 

Passport photocopies of two witnesses over 18 (age) must be provided.

These requirements apply to British passport holders.

Other Nationals for Civil Ceremony

  • Certificate of Marital Status issued by the appropriate Government Department of your country (or Embassy as appropriate)
    • All other documents as above
    • All documents must be translated into English or Greek
    • Following the ceremony, your Marriage Certificate may be required to be legalized by an Apostille Certificate and officially translated. Please seek clarification from your own Government or Embassy as to their requirements. Unless otherwise stated, you must bring the original documents with you

 

CIVIL WEDDINGS

The Civil Ceremony is officiated by a person that is authorised by the Civil Council of the Municipality of Paphos. Our Wedding Coordinator will be pleased to organise all arrangements for the booking of the Civil Ceremony.

CHURCH WEDDINGS (at the Chapel) ANGLICAN CEREMONY To arrange your wedding you will need the information listed by the Paphos Municipality. In addition, you also need to bring your Baptism/Christening Certificate (this is requested by the Church, and it is preferable that at least one of you has been baptised/christened into a Christian faith). Also required is the address of your local church and the priest in charge. Upon your arrival you will submit your application at the Town Hall and pay the License Fee (€281.92). The Town Hall will then issue your Form B for the Church. An appointment will be arranged for you to meet with the Church Coordinator and the Anglican Vicar. You must present your form and paperwork to them at that point. It is also very important to have a photocopy of your witnesses’ full names (including middle names) and passport numbers at the interview. This meeting is to finalise the details for the ceremony. You will then pay the Church Fees directly. In order to secure the booking, a non-refundable deposit of €340.00 is required. The total fee is €680.00.

CATHOLIC CEREMONY

To arrange your wedding you will need the information listed by the Paphos Municipality. In addition, you will also need to bring your Baptism Certificate (this is requested by the Church). Also required is the address of your local church and the priest in charge. Upon your arrival, you will submit your application at the Town Hall and pay the License Fee of €281.92. Please note that a Civil Ceremony must precede a Catholic Ceremony. The Town Hall will then issue your Form B for the Church. An appointment will be arranged for you to meet with the Church Coordinator and the Priest and you will have to present the form to them. This meeting is to finalise the details for the ceremony. You will pay the Church Fees of €650.00 directly to them.