Civil Wedding Requirements
Posted by Kosmopolitan Weddings

BRIDE’S AND GROOMS PASSPORTS FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATE
Both parties must obtain a “full” Birth Certificate as the “shorter” version f the Birth Certificate will not be acceptable.

CERTIFICATE OF NO IMPEDIMENT TO MARRIAGE
This document certified that both parties are free to get married and can be obtained from your 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.

APOSTLE STAMP (APOSTILLE)
An apostille is a special seal applied by an authority to certify that a document is a true copy of an original. Apostilles are available in countries, which signed the Hauge Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization of Foreign Public Documents, popularly known as The Hague Convention. This convention, created in 1961, replaces the time consuming chain certification process used so far, where you had to go to four different authorities to get a document certified.

DECREE ABSOLUTE
If any of the parties is divorced, a Certified Copy of the Decree Absolute must be obtained.

DEATH CERTIFICATE
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.

ADOPTION CERTIFICATE
This certificate is necessary if any of the parties was adopted.

TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS
All the above documents have to be translated in Greek (you may visit the Consular Office’s website/translations)