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Legalities in Getting Married in Paphos Cyprus

The legalities and documentation required for getting married in Paphos Cyprus

Rest assured that it is very common for UK citizens to marry in Cyprus and the marriage will be perfectly legal in the UK. However, according to Cyprus law, before the marriage can proceed you must meet the following legal requirements:
 

  • Be resident for a minimum of three working days (excluding weekends, public holidays and the day of arrival) before the wedding day. It is not now compulsory to have to stay a minimum of two weeks but for your enjoyment, it is highly recommended.

  • 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 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.   These documents will need to be sent to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London to receive an Apostle Stamp.

  • Scottish nationals should obtain a Certificate of No Impediment from the local registry office in place of the Declaration.  These documents will need to be sent to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London to receive an Apostle Stamp.

  • If either of you have been previously married, then the Original Decree Absolute is required and, if Catholic, a copy of the marriage annulment.  This document will need to be sent to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London to receive an Apostle Stamp.

  • If either of you have been widowed, then the Original Death Certificate is required, and this document will need to be sent to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London to receive an Apostle Stamp..

  • If either of you have had an official change of name, the Original Deed Poll certificate is required, and this document will need to be sent to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London to receive an Apostle Stamp.

  • Proof of parental consent if under 18, stamped and signed by a solicitor. 

  • Birth certificates.

  • Adoption certificates if adopted.

 

To ensure the success of every wedding and the happiness of every bride and groom, Cyprus Dream Weddings requires scanned copies of all relevant documents at least six weeks before your arrival. You MUST bring the originals with you.


In the case of last-minute weddings we will, of course, try to fast-track all the legalities and processing of 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. Likewise, incorrect or forgotten documentation may lead to cancellation of the wedding, for which Cyprus Dream Weddings cannot be deemed liable.