CIVIL WEDDING IN GREECE:
BRIDE'S AND GROOM'S PASSPORTS
It is required that both parties submit their passports.
FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATE
Both parties are obliged to provide full Birth Certificate. No short or brief versions of the document will be accepted.
CERTIFICATE OF NO IMPEDIMENT TO MARRIAGE
This document is a certificate that confirms that both parties are free to get married. It can be obtained at your local Registrar Office. You should bear in mind that it may take even one month to obtain the certificate, but the date of its issuance must be not more than three months before the wedding event.
APOSTLE STAMP (APOSTILLE) - Click for example of an Apostille
Apostille is a special seal which is applied by legal authorities in order to certify that a document is a true and valid copy of the original. Apostille is being applied in countries signatories of the Hague Convention, which was created in 1961, and which serves to shorten and replace the exhausting and time-consuming process of obtaining certification, when one had to go to various authorities for one single document to be sealed and certified.
In case that any of the parties is divorced, it is obligatory to provide a certified copy of the Decree Absolute.
In case that any of the parties has changed his/her name by Deed Poll, evidence in written form must be obtained.
DEED POLL CERTIFICATE
If any of the parties has changed his/her name by Deed Poll, written proof must be obtained.
In case that any of the parties has been adopted, it is obligatory to submit this document too.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS
All of the above stated documents must be translated in Greek language at the Greek Embassy or Consulate and dispatched to our office four weeks prior to the wedding date. In case that the documents have not been translated, they should be dispatched eight weeks prior to the wedding ceremony. In such case there will be additional costs for the official translation of documents.
WITNESSES AT CEREMONY
For all types of weddings, it is required that two witnesses be present.
LANGUAGE OF THE CEREMONY
The weddings in Skiathos are performed in different languages depending on the type of the ceremony. Civil wedding ceremonies are performed in Greek and English
OFFICIAL WEDDING CERTIFICATE
The official certificate on the marriage is issued within three working days after the wedding event and forwarded to the married couple's home address.
HOW TO PLAN
Just follow the following steps and leave the rest to us!!
1/ Contact us to make a preliminary reservation for your desired Wedding date and time.
2/ share your ideas with us to create your own unique, dream wedding package. We will help you choose the perfect location for the wedding
3/ Make your hotel reservation. We have a wide selection of accommodation to offer you.
4/ Gather all the necessary documentation and send it to us by courier mail or, if time is running out, you can send documents by fax or email. We should receive documents 25 days prior to your wedding date. If you send documents by fax or email, do not forget to bring the originals with you.
Weddings location " Mpourtzi "