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The interested parties after their arrival in Cyprus must apply personally or with their wedding planner assisting, to the Marriage Officer of Paralimni Municipality, in order to go through certain formalities which are necessary prior to their marriage and are valid for 3 months.

The couple should be in position to present the following legal documents:

  • passports (and copies of the information pages of both parties’ passports)
  • copies of birth certificates
  • dated, stamped and signed (original) documents from the competent authority of their countries, for their present  marital status (single, divorced, widow or widower)

Please note that the marital status documents are valid for 3 months from the issue date unless they indicate otherwise.

  • In case of Cypriots or foreigners who live permanently in Cyprus, a CONFIRMATION certificate from the Ministry of the Interior (Population Department) in Nicosia, is needed.  Its date of issue must not be more than twomonths.
  • original Decree Absolute  in case of divorce
  • death certificate  of their late partner in case of widowhood
  • name change documents -deed poll if any
  • copies of passports of two adult witnesses (above eighteen years old)
  • if either party of the intended marriage is under 18 years of age, the written consent of the father or if he is dead or incapable of consenting, of the mother or the lawful guardian of such party, must be produced to the Marriage Officer.


All documents that are not in English or Greek must be translated in either English or Greek by authorized translators.

It must be stressed that the names we use for the wedding certificate are taken from the passports.

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