CIVIL MARRIAGES - CYPRIOTS
Civil marriages can be solemnized at Municipalities according to the relevant legislation
(Marriage Law 104(i) of 2003).
Interested parties must apply personally to the Civil Marriage Office of the Municipality
of their choice in order to be informed about the documents they need to produce
in order to solemnize a civil marriage.
Civil marriages can be solemnized between Cypriot citizens, Cypriots with foreigners
and between foreigners. When the interested parties present all the necessary documents,
the marriage can be solemnized either by Notice of Marriage (with this procedure
the couple is allowed to get married only after 15 days from the day of their application
but not later than 3 months) or by Special Procedure, in cases where the Marriage
Officer agrees that there are significant reasons to speed up the process. In the
case of Special Procedure the marriage can be celebrated from the first day of their
application or less than 15 days.
Civil Marriage between Cypriots and Foreigners
Civil Marriage can take place between foreigners, Cypriots and Foreigners
with Cypriots. In order to file an application for marriage the couple has to obtain
certificates of marital status as follows:
- Affi Davit at a Registrar
of the District Court of Nicosia.
- Statement from the Ministry of Interior.
- Divorce (Decree Absolute)1.
- Death Certificate of Spouse2.
- Copy of Birth Certificate.
- I.D. Card.
There are two procedures of Civil Marriage.
Procedure and the procedure by Notice of Marriage.
If the couple
has special reason for marrying early it will follow the Special procedure whereby
they can get married the same day of their application or less than fifteen days.
Notice of Marriage
In this case the couple will sign the notice of Marriage and
can get married after 15 days from the day of their application but not later than
The working days and hours are Mondays to Fridays from 7.30 a.m. till
2.30 p.m. and Thursdays from 3.00 p.m. till 6.00 p.m. The ceremony is very simple
and takes about 10-15 minutes. After the celebration of marriage the couple, the
witnesses and the Marriage Officer signs the certificates and we give to the couple
1 original certificate of marriage.
For further information please apply to the
Municipality of your choice.