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Procedure For Civil Marriage in Cyprus

Procedure For Civil Marriage in Cyprus

Nicosia Municipality

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an unforgettable wedding in Nicosia... The Nicosia Municipality in anticipation of the special needs of a couple in the process of arranging their most important moments in their lives offers them the opportunity of hosting events in unique and special venues for unique and special people. Wedding Ceremony Organisation At last! The long awaited Wedding proposal has been made... You are in seventh heaven and you are already dreaming of that special day. The time of the wedding preparations should be one of the most enjoyable times in your life. Enjoy it and leave the stress aside. Everything will be perfect when everything is planned perfectly. Enjoy the happiest day in your life!!!

Necessary Certificates

CYPRIOTS & FOREIGN For the wedding ceremony the couple has to provide the following certificates:

  1. Affi Davit at a Registrar of the District Court of Nicosia

  2. Statement from the Ministry of Interior (MIGRATION)

  3. Divorce Certificate (Decree Absolute)

  4. Death Certificate of Spouse

  5. Copy of Birth Certificate

  6. Passport

  7. ID Card

FOREIGNERS Foreigners need to provide the following certificates:

  1. Recent Certificate of marital status from a Governmental Authority ( i.e. Town Hall, Ministry of Interior, Registry Office, Embassy etc)

  2. Birth Certificate

  3. Divorce Certificate

  4. Death Certificate of Spouse

  5. Passport or European ID Card

All the above documents, to be valid and recognized, must be legalized with an APOSTILLE Stamp (if the interested party's country is a member of the Hague Convention) or legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cyprus Embassy or Consulate in the country (if the country is not part of the Hague Convention). All documents must be officially translated into the English language and recently issued, maximum six (6) months before the date of application.

Procedure For Civil Marriage

Nicosia Municipality commits civil marriages according to the authorities attributed to it by the national legislation, Marriage Law 104(I), 2003. Couples interested in committing a civil marriage at Nicosia Municipality must apply personally to the Civil Marriage Office in order to get informed about all the necessary documents they need to provide. Civil marriages can occur between Cypriot Citizens, Cypriots and foreigners and between foreigners. Normally the Civil marriage ceremony takes place at the Municipal Town Hall of Nicosia, at Eleftherias Square, in a room specially arranged for the ceremony or at the Municipal Gardens of the Town Hall. However, according to a recent decision taken by the Municipal Council, the couples can choose among other venues as well, either Municipal or private spaces, with a certain fee. There are two different procedures a couple can follow, the Notice of Marriage and the Special Procedure. Please contact us for more information regarding the cost of the standard procedure. Following this procedure, the couple signs the notice of Marriage and can get married fifteen (15) days after their application is submitted and no later than three (3) months from that date. Additional cost for Rush processing. In case the couple wants for a certain reason to get married the soonest possible, they can do so by following the special procedure. The wedding can take place either the same day the application is submitted or in less than fifteen (15) days from that date.


The wedding ceremony is a very simple procedure. The duration is approximately 10 to 15 minutes and when completed the couple receives the original signed wedding certificate from the wedding officer in charge. TRUE COPIES The Nicosia Municipality Civil Marriage Office can provide the couple with as many true copies of their marriage certificate as they want. WORKING DAYS AND HOURS The civil marriage office is open daily, Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 15:00. The couple must visit the Civil Marriages Office at the Town Hall of Nicosia in person, daily, between 8:00 and 11:00, to get informed about the procedures and arrange a date for their wedding.

For any further information regarding the procedure of civil marriage please contact the Civil Marriage Office at the Nicosia Municipality Town Hall, by phone at +357 22797238 or by email: civilmarriages@nicosiamunicipality.org.cy

source: Nicosia Municipality Town Hall

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