Legalities

It is easy to get married in Greece. All you need is to satisfy some minimum requirements and be in possession of the necessary legal documents. This section is to assist you in understanding the necessities.

• Both the bride and groom must be in possession of a 10 year passport which has to be valid for a further 3 months after the return date
• If under than 18 years of age a written consent from parents/guardians must be supplied
• An original 'full length' Birth Certificate must be obtained by the bride and groom
• An Adoption Certificate must be obtained if either the bride or groom has been adopted
• A Deed Poll Certificate must be obtained if either the bride or groom has changed her/his name for any reason (including personal reasons; remarriage of a parent or if the bride reverted to her maiden name after divorcing etc).  This document must be stamped and signed by a solicitor and must include the solicitor's practice name and address plus full name of the solicitor who witnessed the change of name.
• An ordinal Decree Absolute, carrying a coloured court stamp, must be obtained if either the bride or groom has been previously married and is now divorced.
• A Death Certificate must be obtained if either the bride or groom is widowed.
• All the documentation required for your wedding in Greece must be legalised by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.  It is your responsibility to ensure this is done.
• For Civil wedding in Greece, all documents listed above, relating to your status must be translated into Greek.  Please bear in mind that none of the documents sent to Greece will be returned to you as they need to be kept as official records by the Greek Authorities.
• For Civil weddings in Greece it is your responsibility to ensure that all documents required are legalised by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).  Please contact the FCO for costs and further details.