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26 February 2024

Cyprus weddings services

Are you looking to get married in Cyprus? Then you need to know what you will need to do to legally prepare for your special day.

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Protaras and its beach are popular for Cyprus weddings.

Whether you want a Cyprus wedding in the winter to escape the cold of Britain, or want a wedding in the peak warmth and sun of summer, now is the perfect time to plan your wedding.

If you are planning on getting married in Cyprus, then there are certain things you need to do to be allowed to do so. 

Read on to find out what you will need to do, and how our notary services can help you.

Cyprus weddings required documents

To get married in Cyprus, you will need to provide certain documents to both prove your identity, and prove your marriage status so that you can get married.

The general personal documents you must provide are:

  • Your valid passport
  • Full Birth Certificate with parents’ names on
  • Original Adoption Certificate (if applicable)
  • Proof of name change by deed poll (if applicable)
  • Copies of passport pages and the passports of the witnesses

The documents directly related to getting married that you must provide are:

  • Statutory Declaration/Certificate of No Impediment witnessed and signed by a solicitor or Notary Public within 12 weeks of your wedding date; it must also be issued with an apostille (we can help you with the statutory declaration)
  • Original or certified copy of your Decree Absolute or Final Order if divorced; it must be given an apostille
  • If widowed, then you will need to provide the Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate of your late spouse; this must be issued with an apostille

Please note that only original or certified copies of documents will be accepted. Both people getting married must provide the above documents.

Additionally, certificates from the General Registry Office will not need to be notarised or certified, as they are government-issued documents, so are automatically valid and do not need certification. This applies to Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, and Marriage Certificates.

FAQs for other wedding requirements

You must ensure that you are in Cyprus three days before your wedding day. This is so that you can provide your official documents and paperwork to the town hall of where you are going to get married, and have enough time for them to be processed.

You will need a minimum of two witnesses to attend your wedding ceremony. They must all be over 18.

Cyprus has always been a popular destination for British people for holidays, so weddings should be no different. It has beautiful, sunny weather, numerous sandy beaches, and fantastic views of the Mediterranean sea.

Plus, the travel time is not too long from Britain.

There is no set fee for how much your wedding will cost. It will depend on the resort you choose and other aspects of the ceremony you personally decide to include.

Additionally, there will be the notarial and apostille fees for your documents to be used in Cyprus. These fees will depend on how many documents need to be notarised and given an apostille. 

What about weddings for other locations?

If you want to check the general requirements for getting married in countries other than Cyprus, then keep an eye on our website. 

We plan on creating more in-depth content about all of the different the requirements for getting married in other countries, as well as showing you how we can help.

For now though, if you want an overview of some of the requirements needed for certain countries, you will have to use the UK Government’s ‘getting married abroad’ tool on their website.

How we can help

Our expert Notary Public, Nathan Woodcock, can notarise your important documents that are required for your Cyprus wedding. He can sign and witness your Statutory Declaration, and notarise other documents such as deed polls and the decree absolute.

Nathan can meet you at one of our offices in London, Manchester, or Sheffield. However, we also offer a mobile notary service that allows you to arrange your notary appointment at any suitable time and place. For example, you can arrange it to be at your home or office. 

Additionally, we can arrange for your documents to be sent to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, so that they can be granted with apostilles. We offer a standard apostille service and a fast-track apostille service, which you can choose between based on your needs. The number of days both services take can vary based on the time of year.

Get in touch with us today if you need our help with your Cyprus wedding. You can talk to a member of our team to see how we can help.


If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services,
contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0800 049 2471 (free to call) or email

If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services, contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0800 049 2471 (free to call) or email