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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.


Getting a marriage licence
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.

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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


Wedding Providers

Kefalos Beach Tourist Village

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Location: Paphos

Business Type: Wedding Venue

Wedding Ceremonies: Beach, Hotel/Resort, Gazebo, Renewal of Vows

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