Here are the basics of what you need to know:
The chapel at the Azia Resort and Spa is a beautiful, non-denominational setting where you can have a Catholic wedding performed by a Catholic priest, or an Anglican wedding performed by an Anglican Minister. Additionally you could have a non-denominational blessing or ceremony of your choice. Ceremonies and blessings can also be carried out at various locations on the grounds of the hotel.
In order for your marriage to be formally legalised however, you are obliged to have a civil ceremony conducted by a licensed Registrar at the Town Hall. This usually takes less than ten minutes! If you are Greek Orthodox and have been baptised, you are able to marry in an Orthodox Church and this will be a legally recognised marriage at the same time, without the requirement of a civil ceremony.
There are two churches in the regional district of Paphos where you can have an Anglican or Catholic religious blessing combined with the civil ceremony as the Priest/Minister is also a licensed Registrar. If you require further information on this option, please don’t hesitate to ask.
In order to marry in Cyprus, you will need to provide the following documents:
- Original birth certificates.
- Valid 10 year passports with at least six months remaining.
- Statutory declaration stating that both parties are single and free to marry. This must be stamped and sealed by a solicitor or notary public. This should be dated not more than 3 months prior to the wedding date.
- If divorced you will need to provide the Decree Absolute with court stamp.
- If widowed you will need to provide the Death Certificate of your former spouse and a copy.
- If aged under 21, parental consent is required in the form of a Statutory Declaration stamped and signed by a Solicitor.
- If marrying in an Anglican or Catholic Church, original birth certificates are required and Certificates of Baptism are required in the case of Catholic weddings or Greek Orthodox weddings.
- Irish Nationals require a Freedom Certificate from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- You will need to be in Cyprus at least two working days before the day of your marriage.