Legalities for Weddings in Cyprus

Legalities for Weddings in Cyprus

Documents required by both Bride and Groom.  For specific documentation for your country of origin please contact us.

  • Full Adult Passport valid for at least 6 months after your departure date from Cyprus
  • Original Birth certificate – the long version preferably with full details (from your registrar)
  • Affidavit/Freedom to Marry document (often called Statutory Declaration) – one each – please contact us for the information that it must contain
UK Passport Holders living in the UAE/Gulf States/Middle East/Elsewhere are able to obtain their Affidavits in Cyprus and are therefore only required to bring their full passport and original birth certificate (plus any applicable documents listed below)
Please click on following link: Weddings for UK Passport Holders living in Dubai/UAE/Gulf States/Middle East

Additional documents required – if applicable

  • Original Decree Absolute – in case of divorce
  • Original Deed Poll – in case of name change
  • Original Death Certificate – of late partner in the case of widowhood
  • Original Adoption Certificate – if applicable
  • If either party of the intended marriage is under 18 years of age, written consent must be obtained from the father, or if he is incapable, the mother or the lawful guardian of such party – this letter must be presented to the Marriage Officer at the application appointment.
  • One Baptism Certificate of either the Bride or the Groom required for Church weddings
 Please send all documents for us to check well in advance of your arrival to verify with Town Hall.


  • Scottish and Welsh citizens should apply for a Certificate of No Impediment from their local registrar office.  This is in place of an Affidavit, it’s similar,  just called by a different name and is used for Scottish and Welsh citizens.
  • Irish passport holders require a Freedom to Marry Certificate obtained from the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Ireland or the Irish Embassy in London.  The Consular Section at the Embassy of Ireland in London will issue these to Irish citizens resident in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.  It is valid for 120 days after issue.
  • Foreign Nationals/Residents in UAE or elsewhere – please contact us for legal requirements and depending  on your length of stay in Cyprus you may choose any package – Wedding Packages
  • In the case of non-Cypriot passport holders who have been resident in Cyprus for more than one year, a confirmation certificate from the Ministry of Interior in Nicosia is also needed and its date of issue should be within 2 months of the wedding date.
  • Norwegian and Swedish Nationals, please contact us for relevant legal documentation
  • For any other countries, please check with your Embassy to determine if additional authorisation, an apostille or other, is required.  Alternatively, please contact us.