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Consulate General of Greece - Requirements

If you send a stamped-addressed-envelope (normal 1st class will do) to...

Greek Consulate
Attn: Vasso
1A Holland Park
London W11 3TP

They will send you the information you need.

MARRIAGE OF FOREIGN NATIONALS IN GREECE
Foreign nationals not resident in Greece, wishing to marry may do so, provided that they allow sufficient time for the local authorities to receive and process their application with the necessary documentation in order for them to issue the marriage license. The time required is, at least, eight days.

The documents required to be produced by both persons who intend to marry are the following:

Full Birth Certificate (to include parent's details)
Baptism Certificate (if Church Wedding)
Decree absolute (if there has been a divorce)
If you have changed your name you will need a Deed Poll Certificate or Statutory Declaration (this also applies to divorcees who have reverted to their maiden name).
Certificate of No Impediment to marriage (advice about this certificate can be obtained from your local Superintendent Registrar)
[The Certificate of No Impediment must not be issued more than three months before the desired date of the wedding. It takes approximately a month to be issued by the Registrar]
If you have been adopted - Adoption Certificate
If you are widowed - your spouse’s death certificate and former marriage certificate.

All documents, in English, must be officially certified (legalised) by the Legislation Office (Apostille Seal), Foreign & Commonwealth Office in Milton Keynes. The fee is £30 per document. The documents must then be translated into Greek.

Application forms for a marriage license can be obtained from all Town Halls in Greece.

Both persons concerned must form and collect the marriage license. They should have their passports with them at all times.

At the wedding, the bride and bridegroom should each be accompanied by one adult witness (who may be a relative) and who will produce, upon request, his/her passport. After the wedding you are required to declare your marriage at the local Registry Office.

I advise you to send certified copies of important documents, not originals, as the Greek authorities will retain them!.

DISCLAIMER - THE CONSULATE DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LEGAL OR OTHER DEFECT THAT MAY CAUSE FINANCIAL OR OTHER DETRIMENT.

TRANSLAIONS - You must use a translator who is authorised by the Greek authorities. The Consulate does not undertake translations itself - rather it "legalises" the signature of the professional translators who are listed. So, you pay the translator for the translations - then you pay the Consulate to authenticate the documents.

One such translator is Dr Zanettos Tofallis. You can download his leaflet here... Leaflet