Legalities

Cyprus weddings are perfectly legal and you can rest assured that it is not a problem for any Nationalities to marry in Cyprus.

However you will need to produce the correct documentation – according to Cyprus law in order to have your civil ceremony here. Below is a guide-line, please note that some documents may vary according to the country of your residence and what passports you hold

Civil ceremonies

A civil ceremony is legal and binding ceremony and your marriage certificate is a legal document.

You must be resident for a minimum of one working day (excluding weekends, public holidays and the day of arrival) before the wedding day.

  • Have valid ten-year passports not due to expire within six months, plus photocopies of all pages relating to the personal information contained therein.
  • Each must have your own Single Status Statutory Declaration confirming that you are free to get married. These must include your name, address, nationality, religion, passport number and occupation; state whether single, divorced or widowed; that you intend to marry in Cyprus; and be signed and stamped by a UK solicitor, stating ‘solicitor’ on the document.
  • Irish and Scottish nationals should obtain a Certificate of No Impediment from their local registry office in place of the Single Status Declaration.
  • Have a copy of the Decree Absolute if divorced and, if Catholic, a copy of the marriage annulment.
  • Have a copy of the death certificate if widowed.
  • Proof of parental consent if under 18, stamped and signed by a solicitor.
  • Proof of name change by Deed Poll, stamped and signed by a solicitor.
  • Birth certificates.
  • Adoption certificates if adopted.

Anglican Religious ceremony

The Anglican Church prefers that at least one of you has been baptised into the Christian faith and that they would like you to bring the Baptism certificate(s) with you if you have them.  If you have not been baptised and would like an Anglican Church Wedding, then please contact us to discuss this.  Not having being baptised will not necessarily prevent you from having a religious ceremony in one of our churches.

Catholic weddings ceremonies

The couple will also need to have a civil ceremony at one of our local town halls  before the Church ceremony, this can be done, either a day or two before or on the same day as the Catholic Church ceremony.  . The couple wanting to have a Catholic wedding ceremony will also have to conduct a pre-nuptial enquiry and inform their home Parish at least 6 months before the wedding in order to have correct paperwork in time for the Cyprus ceremony

To ensure the success of every wedding and the happiness of every bride and groom, Exclusive Weddings requires photocopies of all relevant documents at least four weeks before your arrival in Cyprus. It is most important that you bring ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS with you personally.

It is not impossible to have a last-minute weddings and it is possible t fast-track all the legalities and processing of your information wherever possible. However, we cannot be held responsible for any changes to the time and date of service or wedding arrangements which are beyond our control. In the case of incorrect or forgotten documentation which may lead to cancellation the wedding, for which Exclusive Weddings cannot be held liable.

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