Here are the all the details we have for Cyprus:
Consular Section of Cyprus High Commission
93 Park Street
London W1K 7ET
Tel: (020) 7629 5350
Open Mon-Fri: 0930-1700
Source: Foreign Embassies in the UK at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office web site.
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To get married in this country you will need to bring your original documents and photocopies thereof. English is an official language of this country, so you will probably not need a translation of the following documents to get married:
|+ ||Statutory Declarations|
|Certificate of No Impediment, stamped and sealed by a solicitor or Notary Public. Valid for 3 months from date of issue.|
|+ ||Birth Certificate|
|Full birth certificate of both bride and groom required.|
|If never previously married, an Affidavit certifying single status.|
|+ ||Decree Absolute|
|If divorced, provide with a court stamp. An additional copy is usually required.|
Along with an Affidavit.
|+ ||Spouse's Death Certificate|
|If widowed, former spouse's Death Certificate and previous Marriage Certificate.|
With a copy.
|+ ||Proof of Change of Name|
|Proof that has been stamped and signed by a solicitor is required if either party has changed their name by deed poll or statutory declaration. This also applies if a previously married woman has reverted to using her maiden name.|
|+ ||Adoption Certificate|
|If either party was adopted, adoption certificate is required.|
|+ ||Certificate of Religion|
|For instance if you are Catholic, baptism and confirmation papers.|
Certificates of Baptism are required for Catholic weddings.
|Minimum residency period, excluding day of arrival, in working days.|
3 days. 3 days if marriage is to take place in a Town Hall; 5 if in a church.
|Valid 10-year passport of both bride and groom required.|
|+ ||Parental Consent|
|Notarised Statutory Declaration or Affidavit. Required if under 18, unless otherwise stated.|
If under 21, in the form of a signed and stamped declaration from a solicitor.
|+ || Ensure your passport has at least a further 6 months to run|
|+ ||Copies of witnesses' passports|
|+ ||For Anglican or Catholic Church original birth certificates are required|
|+ ||Certificates of Baptism are also required for Catholic weddings|
In order to obtain a Marriage Licence, certain important legal formalities must be performed on arrival.
Marriages abroad are recognised by UK law only if they were were conducted in accordance with the local law of the country - although it cannot be registered at a UK register office. If there is any doubt about the legality, contact the Home Office before making any arrangements.
Seek advice from your GP in case you require any vaccinations or medical advice at least 3 months before departure date.
Cyprus is a member of the Hague Convention, so any official documents legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London should be valid.
Source: Member States of the Hague Convention at the Hague Conference on Private International Law web site.
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