The wedding ceremony will be conducted in English and all paperwork including the Marriage Certificate, which is fully recognised in the United Kingdom, will be issued in English. It is always best to order at least one extra copy of the marriage certificate at the time of the registration. Two witnesses will be required in accordance with Cyprus Law and we will be only too pleased to provide witnesses should the happy couple require this. Aphrodite Wedding Services will take care of you at all times.
Both Bride and Groom should, preferably, be in Cyprus for at least 3 working days before the wedding. However, as long as we have checked your paperwork in advance, the three day rule does not apply. We do recommend that you book a two-week holiday so that the wedding preparations can go smoothly, but a one-week holiday can also be accommodated.
You will need to have the following ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS (photocopies are not accepted). Failure to provide these original documents will result in your wedding being cancelled:
Scottish and Welsh citizens may also obtain a "Certificate of No Impediment" from the District Registrar.
For Catholic Church weddings you will also need a pre-marital enquiry/freedom to marry paper (issued by the Church through your local priest) and your baptism records. These must be sent from your local Priest to your Regional Bishop, who, upon receipt of these items, will forward them on to a Nicosia address which will be supplied. We have a special form which will assist you.
It is the client's responsibility to bring all ORIGINAL documentation.
You will also need either a Special Licence or a Form B Licence. These are a permits, issued by the Ministry of the Interior of Cyprus, that allow couples to be married on the island. The Special Form B is required for a marriage outside of the Municipality Office, i.e. in a church or an hotel. All the original documents mentioned above are needed in order to obtain your special licence. Aphrodite Wedding Services will provide transport and escort, free of charge, to obtain this.
You must be over 18 years of age.
Once married, a certified copy of the marriage certificate is sent to the Ministry of Interior in Cyprus for their records. A second copy is sent to the British High Commission in Nicosia.
Any future copies should be obtained via the relevant municipality where the marriage registration took place, stating the names of the bride and groom, the date and venue of the marriage. It is advised that each couple obtain at least one true copy of the wedding certificate at the time of registration.
Church weddings carry a cancellation fee of approx. €265
Ceremonies are generally not available on Saturday, Sunday or Public Holidays. However, some hotels and churches may perform a wedding on a Saturday at our request and at an extra charge.
Once you arrive at your resort your wedding co-ordinator will contact you.
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