Getting married in Cyprus

You can legally get married in Cyprus but you must make your marriage application in person to the Marriage Officer at the Municipality of your choice after you arrive in Cyprus.

You must be resident in Cyprus for 3 clear working days prior to your wedding day if you have applied for a special licence, if not your marriage can only take place 15 clear days after you have placed your notice of marriage. Meaning that you will need to be in Cyprus for at least 20 days.

Documents required

All documents must be original and taken with you to Cyprus.

Religious Ceremonies

If you are planning a religious ceremony the same procedure needs to be followed as stated above but in addition you will need to contact the Registered Minister of the Church where you plan to get married to make the extra arrangements required for a religious ceremony.

Note: A Catholic ceremony is not legally binding unless you first have a civil wedding ceremony.

Or of course you could complete the legalities in your country first and then travel to Cyprus and hold a wedding celebration /blessing wherever you wanted to.

For Further Information

Detailed information may be obtained directly from any Municipality or from the Union of Cyprus Municipalities.

Thanks to www.weddings-abroad-guide.com for information.