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Cyprus

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
Email: cyphclondon@dial.pipex.com
Open Mon-Fri: 0930-1700

Source: Foreign Embassies in the UK at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office web site.


Wedding Information

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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.
+ Affidavit
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.

Other:

+ Residency
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.
+ Passport
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.

Other notes:

+ 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.


Hague Convention

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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