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Civil Marriages - Foreigners


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 in order to be informed about the documents they need to produce in order to solemnize a civil marriage in Cyprus.

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 foreigners
Civil Marriage can take place between foreigners, Cypriots and Foreigners with Cypriots at Municipalities in Cyprus. In order to file an application for marriage the couple has to obtain certificates of marital status as follows:

  1. Recent Certificate of Marital Status from Government Authority (i.e. Town Hall, Ministry of Interior, Registry Office, Embassy etc).
  2. Divorce Certificate.
  3. Death Certificate of Spouse.
  4. Passport.

All the above documents must be recent, original and officially translated into English.

There are two procedures of Civil Marriage. The Special Procedure and the procedure by Notice of Marriage.

Special Procedure
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 3 months.

Our 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.
Cyprus Municipalities