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How to Get Married in Cyprus

One of the most popular wedding abroad countries, Cyprus holds the crown due to its good weather, simple legalities, and wealth of ceremony locations. Pretty white washed churches, beaches and resorts are just some of the choices to get married here. 

Below are the legalities for marrying in Cyprus, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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Cyprus Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Cyprus?

Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.


How long do I have to be resident in Cyprus before I can get married?

There are two options for obtaining a marriage licence. You can either apply personally to the marriage officer 15 days before the marriage can take place, or you can pay increased fees and then the marriage can take place 2 to 3 days later.


How to get a marriage licence in Cyprus

You must take the papers mentioned below to the Marriage Officer and fill in Notice of Marriage forms to state your intent to marry.
You must also swear on oath that there is no impediment to the marriage, and you must make a sworn declaration in front of the Registrar of a District Court that you are single.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?

Full birth certificates.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.


Please note: this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner in resort or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up to date details before you marry.


Cyprus Average Weather

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Cyprus Marriage Registrar's Office

You will need to contact the Marriage Officer at the municipality where you wish to marry.


Union of Cyprus Municipalities
P.O. Box 22033 CY 1516 Lefkosia (Nicosia)
Tel: +357 224 45170, Fax: +357 226 77230


Our Cyprus Wedding Providers

Kefalos Beach Tourist Village

Location: Paphos
Business Type: Hotel
Contact: Elena Tooulia-Efstathiou

Kefalos Beach Tourist Village is ideally located by the coast. With its beautiful surroundings and romantic atmosphere with views of the Mediterranean Sea, it is the ideal spot venue for your wedding day.
It is an exceptional venue offering suitable locations for both civil and religious ceremonies. St Savvas chapel is located within our grounds and is ideally suited for religious ceremonies, renewal of vows and blessings.
For a unique beach wedding in Paphos, we have 2 beach gazebos and a beach marquee by the sea which no other venue can offer such proximity to the beach.
The Kefalos offers a variety of choices for your wedding reception such as champagne and cocktails with canapés or a sit down gala dinner or buffet style under the stars listening to the waves of the Mediterranean with a selection of outdoor and indoor areas.
We understand that your wedding is so special to you, thus each wedding here is personalized and tailor made to your own individual needs.
Our attentive staff would be more than happy to assist you and answer all your questions regarding your big day
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Vasilias Nikoklis Inn Cyprus

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Location: Paphos
Business Type: Wedding Venue
Contact: Christina

Vasilias Nikoklis Inn is an exclusive, romantic and intimate wedding venue in Paphos. From the beautiful, traditional and rustic grounds to our helpful and friendly team of Cyprus marriage specialists, we have everything that you need all in one place. The Inn also boasts 8 characterful and cosy bedrooms perfect for you, your friends and family to stay on the night of your wedding.
Close to the traditional Cypriot village of Nikokleia near Paphos, Vasilias Nikoklis Inn is set against the backdrop of the majestic and lush Troodos Mountains. Our team at the family run Inn have created a unique blend of traditional Cypriot hospitality and modern facilities to make our venue one of the most sought-after Cyprus wedding locations on the island.

Become husband and wife under our grapevine-covered courtyard, eat traditional home made food prepared with love and dance the night away under a sky full of stars. Contact the Vasilias team today and start planning your dream wedding day in Cyprus!   

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