Wedding in Santorini

Documents for wedding in Santorini

Find here all appropriate documents for your wedding in Santorini

 

Planning the Civil Ceremony in Santorini requires the obtainment of the certain list of legal documents that vary from country to country. Every case is different and the authorities can demand extra papers from you! You start to collect the listed papers not before than 3 months prior to the ceremony. Please send the scan of the papers to us to check that nothing extra is required in your personal case. After that the documents should be translated into the Greek Language by the official translators certified by the Greek Embassy. Of course, we can offer you the service of translation for extra cost. In this case we should get your original documents at least 4 weeks before the wedding. All the papers need to have an Apostille Stamp on them! Please note that the original documents will be kept at the Town Hall. We suggest you ask for a copy of your Birth Certificate to apply to our authorities! If you translate the papers on your own you have to me on the island couple of days before in order to apply the documents to the Town Hall. As well as you have to visit the Town Hall on the next day after the wedding to sign your Marriage License. In case you’re leaving the island we could be assigned to do it for you. Your Marriage Certificate will be obtained by us from the Town Hall and will be sent to you by the courier. The original Marriage License is in Greek, but it can be translated by us into English and other languages upon request!

The documents required for a legal Civil Wedding in Santorini or elsewhere in Greece can vary slightly depending upon the country you will take them from and individual circumstances.
As a guide, please find some examples below; however PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHICH DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED TO PREPARE BACK HOME FOR A WEDDING IN SANTORINI!!!!!!
Please note that without the correct documents the civil wedding cannot be performed!

 

For European Union Citizens:

  • FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATES (with both parents names inside) with an APOSTILLE stamp, translated into Greek
  • MARRIAGE LICENSE/SINGLE STATUS LETTER/ CAPACITY TO MARRY/ LETTER OF NO IMPEDIMENT with both of your names written on it, with an APOSTILLE stamp, translated into Greek.
  • DIVORCE CERTIFICATE (if you have been married previously)

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For United Kingdom & Australian Citizens:

  • FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATES (with both parents names inside) with an APOSTILLE stamp, translated into Greek
  • SINGLE STATUS LETTER or LETTER OF NO IMPEDIMENT (one for each of you) with an APOSTILLE stamp, translated into Greek. “Single Status” is a document issued from your local Registrar and insures that you are free to get married.

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For United States of America Citizens:

Actually there are two different options available to you!!!!
Please find both of them below (you will need to select the one that works for you)

OPTION 1 (DOCUMENTS TO BE TAKEN ONLY FROM USA):

  • FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATES (with both parents names inside) with an APOSTILLE stamp, translated into Greek
  • SINGLE STATUS LETTER or LETTER OF NO IMPEDIMENT (one for each of you) with an APOSTILLE stamp, translated into Greek. “Single Status” is a document issued from your local Registrar and insures that you are free to get married.

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For Canadian Citizens:

  • FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATES (with both parents names inside) translated into Greek
  • SINGLE STATUS LETTER or LETTER OF NO IMPEDIMENT (one for each of you) translated into Greek. “Single Status” is a document issued from your local Registrar and insures that you are free to get married
  • AFFIDAVIT of SINGLE STATUS (no translation and no affidavit is required) We will email to you this form for completion – it must be stamped from the Registrar’s office

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For Russian Citizens:

  • BIRTH CERTIFICATES both of you with APOSTILLE STAMPED for each and translated to Greek
  • SINGLE STATUS LETTER or LETTER OF NO IMPEDIMENT for each with APOSTILLE STAMPED and translated to Greek
  • MARRIAGE LICENSE for each, you need to take it from ZAGS of your region with APOSTILLE and Translated to Greek
  • PHOTOCOPY of your international PASSPORTS and VISA

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For Church Wedding:

  • PASSPORT COPIES OF BOTH PARTIES
    FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATES OF BRIDE AND GROOM
    Both parties are obliged to provide a full birth certificate. Shorter versions will not be accepted.
  • CERTIFICATE OF NO PREVIOUS MARRIAGE, OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF AREA OF RESIDENCE
    CERTIFICATE OF NON-IMPEDIMENT TO MARRIAGE FROM THE MUNICIPALITY WHERE THE APPLICANT IS REGISTERED

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Additional important information:

Apostille:

This is a pre-printed form prescribed by the Convention.
Only those nations party to the Hague Treaty will recognize the apostille certification.
The documents need Apostille stamp as they are official documents to be used outside of your country.

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