Weddings at the Athienou municipality take place according to the provisions of the “Marriage Law 104(1) 2003”.
Those interested should apply at the offices of the Athienou Municipality in order to be informed about the required documentation for their marriage to take place.
The ceremony takes place at the Kallinikio Town Hall.
The required original documents that need to be provided for a civil wedding to take place are the following:

CYPRIOTS

  • Sworn affidavit from a district prosecutor’s office stating clearly the marital status of the person involved, i.e. unmarried/divorced/widowed. In the case of divorced or widowed it should be stated that after the divorce or the death of the spouse, no other marriage has taken place. In this document the name of the person whom the individual intends to marry should be stated.
  • If he/she is unmarried, they must provide a certificate from the marriage officer of the ministry of interior.
  • If he/she is divorced:
    • α. Divorce certificate duly signed and stamped by the family court registrar stating that it is final and irrevocable after 42 days of its date of issuance
    • β. Religious divorce from the Holy Archbishopric of Cyprus if it was issued before 1990
    • and certificate from the marriage officer of the ministry of interior (with date of issuance not more than (2) months.
  • If he/she are widowed, a death certificate of the deceased spouse should be provided from the district office and confirmation from the registrar of the ministry of interior (with date of issuance not more than (2) months
  • Copy of birth certificate.
  • Identity card.

Non- European countries

  • Recent temporary residency permit,
  • Sworn affidavit from a district prosecutor’s office stating clearly the marital status of the person involved, i.e. unmarried/divorced/widowed. In the case of divorced or widowed it should be stated that after the divorce or the death of the spouse, no other marriage has taken place. In this document the name of the person whom the individual intends to marry should be stated,
  • Certificate from the marriage officer of the ministry of interior,
  • Recent certificate of marital status issued from an official authority (i.e. town hall, ministry of interior, embassy etc) which is officially translated in Greek and is duly valid,
  • In case of a divorced person, the divorce certificate officially translated in greek and duly valid,
  • In case of a widowed person, certificate of death of spouse officially translated in greek and duly valid,
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Valid passport

Europeans

  • Valid Permanent Residency slip (Yellow slip)
  • Sworn affidavit from a district prosecutor’s office stating clearly the marital status of the person involved, i.e. unmarried/divorced/widowed. In the case of divorced or widowed it should be stated that after the divorce or the death of the spouse, no other marriage has taken place. In this document the name of the person whom the individual intends to marry should be stated,
  • Certificate from the marriage officer of the ministry of interior
  • Recent certificate of marital status issued from an official authority (i.e. town hall, ministry of interior, embassy etc) which is officially translated in greek and is duly valid. In case of greek citizens a recent MARRIAGE LICENSE is required from a town hall
  • In case of a divorced person, the divorce certificate officially translated in greek and duly valid
  • In case of a widowed person, certificate of death of spouse officially translated in greek and duly valid
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Valid Passport

Please note that:

All public/official documents issued from abroad should be:

  • Officially translated in greek or english from an official authority of the person’s country of origin or from the press and information office of Cyprus. They should also be recent and original.
  • Duly valid:
    • either by APOSTILE seal, in case their country has signed the ‘Hague Convention’ of 1961
    • or if their country has not signed the ‘Hague Convention’ of 1961, the document to be stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the applicant’s country and the embassy/consulate of the Cyprus republic in his/her country OR by the ministry of foreign affairs of the applicant’s country and the embassy/consulate of the applicant’s country in Cyprus and then to be certified by the ministry of foreign affairs of the Cyprus republic.

In the case that the applicant’s country has not signed the ‘Hague Convention’ of 1961 and there is no embassy/consulate of the Cyprus republic in the applicant’s country, the documents should be certified and sealed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the applicant’s  country and then by the nearest embassy/consulate which is accredited by the Cyprus republic.

The marriage can proceed either through the regular process (notification) or through a faster procedure, provided that the interested parties submit all required documentation.

The two procedures that the interested parties can follow are:

  1. Faster procedure – cost €281,92
    If the couple have special reasons and needs to speed up the marriage, the marriage can take place on the same day of submission of their application or in less than (15) fifteen days.
  2. Regular procedure (Notification) – cost €128,15
    Through the regular procedure (notification) the marriage can take place fifteen (15) days  after the submission of the couple’s application but no longer than three (3) months.

General Information

Working hours of the municipality are Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The interested parties should have completed the 18th year of age.  The marriage is allowed to persons who have completed the 16th year of age provided that they present a written consent from their parents or guardians.
The marriage ceremony is short at around 10-15 minutes. The original certificate of marriage is given to the couple after the marriage ceremony and is signed by the “Marriage Officer”.
True copies of the marriage certificate are issued to interested parties on payment of a fee of  €13,67.
For more information or clarifications regarding the marriage procedure, filing an application and arranging a marriage date, please contact the municipality offices or visit the migration department’s website,  http://www.moi.gov.cy/moi/moi.nsf/index_en/index_en.