Now, just because Britain and the EU have broken up, and COVID tried to add further delays, it doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your dream Wedding in Cyprus. You’ll be glad to know you’ll still be guaranteed glorious sunshine and gorgeous views of the Mediterranean for your big day, with just a couple of small paperwork additions that shouldn’t get in your way.
With Brexit upon us and the UK officially out of the EU (as of the 31st December 2020), Cyprus now recognises the UK as a third country – so what does this mean for your Wedding in Cyprus and how does it change now that Brexit is in effect?
As of the 31st December, post Brexit, all of your documents (with the exception of your passports & birth certificates) must be stamped by an apostille by the relevant authorities.
Thankfully your Wedding in Cyprus is still recognised by UK Law, and you won’t need to register your marriage in the UK (as certified copies of your marriage certificate will be forwarded to the embassy or consulate).
In addition, as part of the post Brexit changes, it is now required that you have an apostille placed on your marriage certificate (which is issued in English) after your Wedding by the relevant Cyprus Government Ministry.
All of your documents must be taken with you from the UK to Cyprus as you will need all original documents to be submitted in person to the marriage officer of the municipality of where you are choosing to marry. For ceremonies within Liopetro (Aphrodite Circle, Zeus Square & Adonis Gardens) or at the 12th Century Church, Panagia Odigitria, these both fall under Geroskipou Municipality.
Previously, both the Bride & Groom were required to submit separate affidavits known as Statutory Declarations (declaring that you are free to marry), now Geroskipou Town Hall will accept joint affidavits allowing you to present only one document rather than two.
For UK citizens the following documents are required, for both the Bride and Groom, to marry in Cyprus;
- Statutory Declaration with apostille stamp
- Birth certificates
- Adoption Certificate (if applicable) with apostille stamp
- Deed Poll (if applicable if you have changed your name) with apostille stamp
- Decree Absolute (if you are divorced) with apostille stamp
- Death certificate (in the case of widow/ widower) with apostille stamp
- Parental Consent (if under 18) with apostille stamp
- Passport (with at least 6 months validity)
- Copies of 2 witness passports (witnesses must be over the age of 18)
- Application for Marriage
Scottish Nationals will also require a certificate of no impediment with an apostille stamp.
For any further questions regarding your documents and marriage application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with your wedding coordinator who should be able to assist you further.
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