Legal & Fees

Cyprus Wedding Legalities and Fees

The legalities of arranging a wedding in Cyprus or anywhere abroad can be a daunting idea.  Please be assured that we are here to advise you every step of the way, with both the legal side and appropriate fees.

Here are just a few notes on weddings in Cyprus:  they are legally recognised and are conducted in English; all paperwork will be issued in English as will the Marriage Licence.

Ideally, you should arrive in Cyprus at least 3 working days before your wedding as this gives you time to visit the Municipality to complete your paperwork.  However, this is not a legal requirement and it can be done in less time if necessary.

Signing documents at the Municipality must be done in person with you both in attendance.

Your Wedding Licence will be given to you immediately after signing on your wedding day, one copy will be sent to the Ministry of Interior, Nicosia and a third certified copy will be sent to the Embassy or Consulate of your home country.

All documentation required must be originals, copies will not be accepted.

IMPORTANT:  It is your responsibility to obtain the correct legal paperwork.  Failure to produce the correct original documentation will lead to the cancellation of your wedding.  We do advise you to take out wedding insurance and to carry all wedding documents with you in your hand luggage.

From 1 January 2014, British nationals overseas will no longer be able to deposit foreign marriage or civil partnership documents with the General Register Office (GRO).  You are responsible for the safe-keeping of your marriage certificate as you are with other important documents.

“There is no legal requirement to deposit your foreign marriage or civil partnership certificate with the GRO, or to have your marriage/civil partnership recorded in the UK.”