Regular Questions Asked regarding Legalities of Getting Married in Cyprus
We get many questions the legalities of marrying in Cyprus so to help you please see below…
- Is our Wedding legal in the UK?
Yes, rest assured that your Cyprus wedding is completely legal and recognised by UK Law.
- Do we need a Marriage Licence to get married in Cyprus?
Yes all couples wishing to marry in Cyprus require a wedding licence.
- What documents do we need for our Marriage Licence?
We will request you to send the following documents to us a minimum of six weeks prior to your weddings however you must bring the originals with you. See above for the legal documents required.
- How much is an Affidavit / Statutory Declaration in UK?
This amount can vary from £10.00 to £100.00 therefore it is worth contacting your local solicitors to get a good price.
You can use the example attached, completed with your necessary information and the solicitor can sign and stamp the document (please note the stamp must state “Solicitors” or “Notary Public”). If it is not on the solicitors headed paper the solicitor must attach their business card.
- When do we need to apply for the Marriage Licence?
When you arrive in resort within 1-2 working days we will meet you at the Town Hall to apply for the Marriage Licence.
- Do we need Witnesses?
Yes, you are required to have two witnesses over the age of 18 years to sign your Wedding Certificate. If you do not have an guests at your wedding we can organise witnesses for you.
- Do the Witnesses need to come to the Town Hall with us?
No they are not required to be present however we will need copies of their passports.
- Can we choose the Date and Time of our Wedding Ceremony?
Cyprus is an extremely popular wedding resort therefore it is wise to book your dates as far in advance as possible. We recommend that you send a preferred choice of three dates and times and we will do our utmost to secure one of these for you.
For your information:
Civil Town Hall ceremonies are conducted Monday to Friday from 10.30am to 2.00pm (for Paphos Town Hall) and until 5.30pm for Peyia & Yeroskipou Town Halls.
Civil Hotel and Beach ceremonies are conducted every day from 3.00pm to 6.00pm.
Anglican Church services are held at Ayia Kyriaki on Monday and Tuesdays and at St George’s Chapel on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. Services are held on the hour from 1.00pm to 5.00pm (April to October) and 1.00pm to 3.00pm (November to March).
Anglican services can conduct ceremonies at any venue including beach locations, museums, hotels, chapels etc. on any day including Saturdays. We are only restricted by the availability of the churches at St Pauls and St Georges and Holy Week.
The Anglican Church can also offer a Renewal of Vows ceremonies – these are very extremely popular and the Church only charge 350 euros which includes a printed order of service for the guests and a personalised service where they offer to bless new or existing rings, mention children / grandchildren and include music and readings the couples choose. More information on https://www.churchweddingspaphos.com
Catholic Church services are held at Ayia Kyriaki on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and at St George’s Chapel on Monday and Tuesday. Services are held on the hour from 1.00pm to 5.00pm (April to October) and 1.00pm to 3.00pm (November to March).
- Will With This Ring confirm the date and time of our Wedding Ceremony prior to our arrival?
Yes, once we received your booking deposit we will register your names with your preferred choice of venue ie Town Hall or Church and confirm your exact date and time of your ceremony.
- Will the Ceremony be in English?
Yes, all Ceremonies be it Town Hall, Church or Chapel will be in English.
- Do I have to contact my registry office in the UK with my intent to marry in Cyprus?
No, not if you reside in England and Wales. If you live in Scotland then you will be applying to the registry office for your Certificate of No Impediment.
- Do I have to register our marriage when we return to the UK?
No, previously the British Embassy organised this however they have confirmed it is no longer a requirement.
- I do not live in the UK however I do hold a British passport, do I need extra documents than the ones stated above?
Please let With This Ring know where you reside and for how long and we will find out the necessary information and let you know.