LEGALITIES


EU Citizens:

·         FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATES (with both parents names inside) with an APOSTILLE stamp, translated into Greek

·         MARRIAGE LICENSE with both of your names written on it, with an APOSTILLE stamp, translated into Greek.

·         DIVORCE CERTIFICATE (if you have been married previously)

·         Death Certificate, Deed Poll Certificate or Adoption Certificate (if appropriate)

·         PHOTOCOPIES of your PASSPORTS

 

 

 UNITED KINGDOM & AUSTRALIAN Citizens:

·         FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATES (with both parents names inside) with an APOSTILLE stamp, translated into Greek

·         SINGLE STATUS LETTER or LETTER OF NO IMPEDIMENT (one for each of you) with an APOSTILLE stamp, translated into Greek. “Single Status” is a document issued from your local Registrar and insures that you are free to get married.

·         DIVORCE CERTIFICATE (if you have been married previously)

·         Death Certificate, Deed Poll Certificate or Adoption Certificate (if appropriate)

·         PHOTOCOPIES of your PASSPORTS

 

 

 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Citizens:

 

·         FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATES (with both parents names inside) with an APOSTILLE stamp, translated into Greek

·         SINGLE STATUS LETTER or LETTER OF NO IMPEDIMENT (one for each of you) with an APOSTILLE stamp, translated into Greek. “Single Status” is a document issued from your local Registrar and insures that you are free to get married.

·         MARRIAGE LICENSE with APOSTILLE (one license covers both of you), that is valid for a wedding outside of the state, translated in Greek

·         AFFIDAVIT of SINGLE STATUS (no translation and no apostille  is required) We will email to you this form for completion – it must be stamped from the Registrar’s office

·         DIVORCE CERTIFICATE (if you have been married previously)

·         Death Certificate, Deed Poll Certificate or Adoption Certificate (if appropriate)

·         PHOTOCOPIES of your PASSPORTS

 

 

 CANADIAN Citizens:

·         FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATES (with both parents names inside) translated into Greek

·         SINGLE STATUS LETTER or LETTER OF NO IMPEDIMENT (one for each of you) translated into Greek. “Single Status” is a document issued from your local Registrar and insures that you are free to get married

·         AFFIDAVIT of SINGLE STATUS (no translation and no affidavit is required) We will email to you this form for completion – it must be stamped from the Registrar’s office

·         DIVORCE CERTIFICATE (if you have been married previously)

·         Death Certificate, Deed Poll Certificate or Adoption Certificate (if appropriate)

·         PHOTOCOPIES of your PASSPORTS

As the documents from Canada do not carry Apostille all the documents must be stamped and translated ONLY by the Greek Embassy or Consulate, otherwise the Registrar cannot accept them.

 

 

RUSSIAN Citizens:

·         BIRTH CERTIFICATES both of you with APOSTILLE STAMPED for each and translated to Greek

·         SINGLE STATUS LETTER or LETTER OF NO IMPEDIMENT for each with APOSTILLE STAMPED and translated to Greek

·         MARRIAGE LICENSE for each, you need to take it from ZAGS of your region with APOSTILLE and Translated to Greek

·         PHOTOCOPY of your international PASSPORTS and VISA

 

FOR OTHER COUNTRIES PLEASE CONTACT US.

 What you need and where to find it...

Apostille:

This is a pre-printed form prescribed by the Convention.
Only those nations party to the Hague Treaty will recognize the Apostille certification.
The documents need Apostille stamp as they are official documents to be used outside of your country.
It is different in each country. Some have it as a stamp on the document whilst others as a separate sheet, together with your original document.

Translations:

The documents which require translation to Greek MUST be translated and authenticated ONLY by your local Greek Embassy or Consulate or official translators who are affiliated from the Greek Embassy or Consulate..

Original Documents:

We would like to inform you that in line with Greek law ALL the original documents provided for your wedding will be kept in your marriage file at the Town Hall.
This will include your birth certificates. So you have to obtain certified copies of these if you want to keep them.

Issue Date:

The letter of No Impediment or Single Status letters must be issued NO more than 3 months prior to the wedding, otherwise  it will not be valid.

Document Schedule:

We need to receive the documents (including Apostilles as appropriate), first by e-mail ,  20-30 days before wedding date to check them at the Registry office, and be sure that everything is correct.
In return we will send you a confirmation issued by the Municipality verifying that all the documents are in order.
The next step will be the translation.
Once all of your documents and the translations have been approved by the Municipality you will bring all of the originals with you,  if you are here on the island 3 days before the wedding.

Marriage Certificate:Your marriage certificate will be issued in Greek, about 3-4 weeks after your wedding and will be sent to you by registered mail.

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