FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATE
Both parties must obtain a 'full' Birth Certificate as the 'shorter' version of the Birth Certificate will not be acceptable.
CERTIFICATE OF NO IMPEDIMENT TO MARRIAGE
This document certifies that both parties are Single, Legally Eligible and Free to get married in Greece. It can be obtained from their local Superintendent Registrar Office. It may take up to 1 month to obtain and the certificate must not be issued more than 3 months before the wedding day.
This specific document proves that both parties are free to get married in Greece. It is issued by their local government office, must have both names and be fully completed and translated into the Greek language.
If any of the parties is divorced, a Certified Copy of the Decree Absolute must be obtained.
If any of the parties is a widower, a Death Certificate must be obtained.
DEED POLL CERTIFICATE
If any of the parties has changed his/her name by Deed Poll, written proof must be obtained.
This certificate is necessary if any of the parties was adopted.
This certificate is necessary for Orthodox Church weddings.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS
All the above documents have to be translated into Greek at the Greek Embassy or Consulate, Certified (legalised) with the Apostile Seal by the Legalisation Office and sent to us four weeks before the wedding. If the documents are not translated then they have to be available at least eight weeks before the ceremony and there will be an extra cost for the official translation.
WITNESSES AT CEREMONY
Two witnesses are required for all types of weddings. If the groom and bride travel on their own, our Wedding Coordinators will be glad to act as witnesses.
DAY | TIME OF THE CEREMONY
Discuss with our Wedding Coordinators about your preferences and the different possibilities.
LANGUAGE OF THE CEREMONY
Civil ceremony in Greek or English, Orthodox Church Ceremony in Greek.
ORTHODOX CHURCH WEDDINGS
Orthodox church weddings can only be arranged if either the bride or groom is Orthodox and if both have been baptized. The couple must inform the Orthodox priest of their local parish of their intention to marry abroad. He will then need to view both parties' Birth Certificate and Baptism Certificate and inform them what further documentation is required. After they obtain all the necessary documents they must forward them to us. We will then make all the necessary arrangements.