Essential  Documents for your Wedding

Essential Documents for your Wedding

The following documents are required by law for a civil wedding in Greece to take place.  Please make sure that both parties are in possession of the necessary documents.   
Originals of these documents (except the passports) must be officially certified by the Legalization Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

  • Valid ten year British passport
  • Full Birth Certificate (full version is required and please make sure that you give us a Certified Copy, not the original, as this will be retained by the Town Hall in Lindos and not returned to you).
  • Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage.  This is required from each of the persons intending to marry. This document is available from and issued by the Superintendent Registrar at your local Register Office / Town Hall.   It takes approx. 15 – 21 days for this document to be issued.

The Certificate of No Impediment must be issued within a 3-month period of your wedding date as this document has an expiry date in the eyes of the Greek authorities. You can contact your local Register Office for further information.
NB A statutory declaration signed by a solicitor is NOT acceptable.

  • If divorced – Decree Absolute
  • If adopted – Adoption Certificate & short Birth Certificate (full version not required)
  • If Widowed – Death Certificate of former spouse
  • If you have changed name – Deed Poll (including divorcees who have reverted back to maiden name)
  • If under 18 years – evidence of parental allowance by statutory declaration

It is your responsibility to make sure that you have all documents that are required and that you bring them with you.   If you do not have the correct documents with you, your wedding will not be able to take place.



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