Civil Marriage in Cyprus
Persons wishing to have a civil marriage in Cyprus are personally presented in front of the Wedding Ceremony Officer of the Municipality of their election, to proceed with the necessary procedures before the civil marriage.
Divorced persons must present the “divorce” of their previous marriage. Interested persons who are widows/widowers must present their ex-spouse’s “death certificate”. Interested parties may be required to take a sworn declaration that they have not remarried after the date of the dissolution of their marriage or after the death of their ex-spouse.
It is necessary to present the original certificates / or their certified copies. These must be written or translated into Greek or English and certified by the Competent Authority or Embassy.
C) Then, when the above procedures are completed, the Marriage Officer determines the date of the civil marriage (after consultation with the couple) which must not be earlier than fifteen days or more than three months from the date of submission/performance of the “marriage notice”. The set rights for this case are € 128.15.
E) In urgent cases and if the interested persons wish it, may set a wedding date before the lapse of fifteen days, with the payment of an increased fee. In this case, the civil marriage can take place within two to four working days. The set fees for emergencies are € 281.90 and the procedures mentioned above are the same in this case.
All of the above certificates must be original, recent and formally translated in English from a formal Authority from their country of origin, or they must be translated at the Cyprus Press and Information Office (P.I.O.).
Furthermore, the above certificates must be duly certified as follows:
In case the country of origin of the applicant has signed the Hague Convention of 1961:
To be certified with the Apostille stamp (this applies to Israel)
In case the country of origin of the applicant has not signed the Hague Convention of 1961:
To be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the applicant and then by the Embassy/Consulate of Cyprus in his/her country
to be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the applicant and then by the Embassy/Consulate of that country in Cyprus and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cyprus
in the instance there is no Embassy/Consulate of Cyprus in the country of origin of the applicant, the documents should be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that country and by the nearest Embassy/Consulate which is accredited to Cyprus.
a. €128 in the event of a Notice of Marriage, in case the marriage cannot take place earlier than 15 days after the notice.
b. €282 in case of a Notice of Special Procedure.
c. €14 for the issue of a true copy of the marriage certificate.
d. €130 as an extra charge if the wedding ceremony is held on Saturdays, Sundays, or non-working hours.
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