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Cyprus - Getting Married

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Introduction

Marriage is a legal contract binding two people together, granting them rights and obligations.

Following are procedures how to apply for a civil marriage in Cyprus.

Eligibility

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Instructions

The non-marriage certificate is issued by the Civil Registry and Migration Department by submitting the following documents and payment of the relevant fee.

Cypriots who live abroad should apply through the Embassies/Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus.

Required Information

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Procedure

  1. To apply for the procedure, applicants must appear personally at the Civil Registry and Migration Department.
  2. Fill in and submit the application form along with all the required documents.

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Required Documents

Cypriot

  • Completed application form signed by the applicant.
  • Passport or civil identity card.
  • Affidavit that clearly describes his marital status (single/divorced/widow). In case of divorce or widowhood must be stated that the applicant has not been married since the divorce/death of his spouse. The Affidavit should also state the name of the person with whom he intends to get married.
  • In case of divorce:
    • a final divorce from the Family Court, after spending 42 days from the issue or
    • religious divorce from the Holy Archbishopric of Cyprus if it was before 1990
  • In the event of widowhood, death certificate of his spouse by District Administration.
  • €34.17 fee for examination of the above mentioned application and issue the relevant certificate.


Third Countries

  • Completed application form signed by the applicant.
  • Temporary residence permit the validity of which should not be less than one month the day of the application for a non-marriage certificate. If the validity of Temporary residence permit is less than a month (even one day) the applicant must submit receipt of payment of a new application for a temporary residence permit in the Republic of Cyprus.
  • Affidavit that clearly describes his marital status (single/divorced/widow). In case of divorce or widowhood must be stated that the applicant has not been married since the divorce/death of his spouse. The Affidavit should also state the name of the person with whom he intends to get married.
  • Non-marriage certificate from the competent authority of the country of origin of the applicant with an official translation into Greek/English and duly certified.
  • In case of divorce, a divorce certificate (final) with an official translation into Greek or English and duly certified.
  • In the event of widowhood, death certificate of his spouse with an official translation into Greek or English and duly certified.
  • Valid passport.
  • €34.17 fee for examination of the above mentioned application and issue the relevant certificate.


Note: All public documents issued abroad must:

a.) Bear an official translation into Greek or English from Press and Information Office.

b.) Be certified with APOSTILLE if the country has signed the Hague Convention of 1961 or

- Certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the applicant and then by the Embassy/Consulate of Cyprus in his country or

- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the applicant and then the Embassy / Consulate of his country in Cyprus and then certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus.

- In the instance that the country of origin of the applicant has not signed the Hague Convention of 1961and there is no Embassy /Consulate in the above mentioned country the documents must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the applicant and then the nearest Embassy / Consulate which is accredited to Cyprus.

For Ukraine:

Applicants must obtain a non-Marriage Certificate or confirmation, issued by the local authority of his/her residence.

This document must be faxed to the Embassy of Ukraine in Cyprus.

The Consular Affairs Office of the Ukrainian Embassy will issue, sign and stamp a Certificate of Marriage non-impediment Certificate, which should be presented together with the faxed document, when the applicant decides to submit his/her application to the CRMD.


Europeans

  • Completed application form signed by the applicant.
  • Valid Registration Certificate (Yellow Slip).
  • Affidavit that clearly describes his marital status (single/divorced/widow). In case of divorce or widowhood must be stated that the applicant has not been married since the divorce/death of his spouse. The Affidavit should also state the name of the person with whom he intends to get married.
  • Valid passport.
  • Non-marriage certificate from the competent authority in the country with an official translation into Greek/English and duly certified.
  • In case of divorce, a divorce certificate (final) with an official translation into Greek/English and duly certified.
  • In the event of widowhood, death certificate of his spouse translated into Greek/English and duly certified.
  • €34.17 fee for examination of the said application and issue the relevant certificate.


Note: All public documents issued abroad must:

a.) Bear an official translation into Greek or English from Press and Information Office.

b.) Be certified with APOSTILLE if the country has signed the Hague Convention of 1961 or

- Certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the applicant and then by the Embassy/Consulate of Cyprus in his country or

- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the applicant and then the Embassy / Consulate of his country in Cyprus and then certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus.

- In the instance that the country of origin of the applicant has not signed the Hague Convention of 1961and there is no Embassy /Consulate in the above mentioned country the documents must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the applicant and then the nearest Embassy / Consulate which is accredited to Cyprus.


For England:

British nationals, who reside in Cyprus for a period of less than three (3) years and wish to celebrate a civil marriage in the Republic of Cyprus, should submit a Marriage non-impediment Certificate, issued either by the General Register Office of the local authority of the area they reside. This Certificate should be sealed with an APOSTILLE. Moreover, they should submit the Registration Certificate (yellow slip) and an Affidavit stating that they are not married. Finally a copy of their passport should be submitted.

British nationals, who come to Cyprus with a Marriage Tour Package to celebrate a Marriage and live or reside legally and continuously in the Republic of Cyprus for at least three years, are not required to submit the Marriage non-impediment Certificate.

In all other cases applicants should submit the Marriage non-impediment Certificate.


For Slovakia:

Slovak nationals, who reside in Cyprus for a period of less than three (3) years and wish to celebrate a civil marriage in the Republic of Cyprus, should submit a Marriage non-impediment Certificate, from the local authority of the area the reside. This Certificate should be sealed with an APOSTILLE. Furthermore, they should submit the Registration Certificate (yellow slip) and an Affidavit stating that they are not married. Finally a copy of their passport should be submitted.

Slovak nationals, who come to Cyprus with a Marriage Tour Package to celebrate a Marriage and live or reside legally and continuously in the Republic of Cyprus for at least three years, are not required to submit the Marriage non-impediment Certificate.

In all other cases applicants should submit the Marriage non-impediment Certificate.

Fees

  • Application Fee for the Certificate: €34.17

Validity

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

Application forms can be obtained from the following link : Application forms

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Office Locations & Contacts

Civil Registry and Migration Department

1457 Nicosia

Tel: 22804400, 22804511, 22804425

Fax: 22804534

E-mail: migration@crmd.moi.gov.cy

Other CRMD Numbers

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External Links

  • Civil Marriage:
http://www.moi.gov.cy/moi/CRMD/CRMD.nsf/All/5E65FE8A4FDC15FBC22578E30035B9CF?OpenDocument

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