Civil Marriages

It is with great delight that the Municipality of Limassol assists all those lovestruck couples who wish to tie the knot in a civil ceremony.

The wedding venue of the Municipality, housed at the Limassol Town Hall, transfuses the simplicity and elegance required to make the most important day of your lives a very special one. The venue can accommodate up to 50 people, while you are free to personalise the space and decorate it to suit your style and needs since we firmly believe that this is your day and it should be as special as you are.  

Civil ceremonies can also be held at the following venues (at an extra cost)

  • Gardens of the Municipal Art Gallery
  • Historical Archive of the city (former District Officer’s residence).
  • Panos Solomonides Cultural Centre
  • Zoo
  • Seafront docks

For more information contact us at – 00 357 25 884345 or 00 357 25 884354

Civil Marriage Procedure in Cyprus

Persons wishing to wed in Cyprus under the provisions of the Marriage Law of 2003 may apply for it in person; by contacting the Marriage Officer of the Municipality of their choice in order to go through certain formalities which are necessary prior to their marriage.  

Procedure to be followed:

  1. SUBMIT A JOINT APPLICATION FOR A “NOTICE OF MARRIAGE”
  2. SUMBIT A JOINT APPLICATION FOR A “NOTICE OF SPECIAL PROCEDURE”

Once these formalities have been completed, the marriage must be celebrated within 15 days at the earliest from the date the notice is given. Interested parties, in order to have a civil marriage by notice should stay in Cyprus for about 20 days

However, in case of urgency, the interested parties may apply for a notice of special procedure in order for an earlier date to be fixed by contacting the Marriage Officer in person. In this case the marriage can be celebrated the soonest within the next few days. Both interested parties must submit their request in person by contacting the Municipality of their choice.

If either party to the intended marriage, not being a widower or a widow, is under eighteen years of age, the written consent of the father, or if he is dead or incapable of consenting, of the mother or, if both are dead or incapable of consenting, of the lawful guardian of such party, must be produced to the Marriage Officer on their application. The document in question must be produced before the issue of the relevant certificate or Notice of Special Procedure.

The couple may choose whether their marriage will be performed by the Marriage Officer at his/her office or with the permission of the Marriage Officer by any Official Representative of their religious doctrine.  

Both interested parties are required to present their travel documents or ID papers in accordance with the law, e.g. passports.

Last but not least, they should present an official document stating that they were never married, namely a certificate of single status attesting to the truth and which is issued by a competent authority of their own country, i.e. the Registrar under the Ministry of Interior/ Ministry of Exterior – Municipal Authorities, any Decree Absolute, duly accredited in case of divorced parties and death certificate of spouse in case of widowhood. It is necessary to present the original certificates/ documents or certified copies thereof.

The documents must be drafted or translated into Greek or English and validated by the competent Authority or Embassy.

Fees to be paid are as follows:

a. €128 in the event of a Notice of Marriage, in case the marriage cannot take place earlier than 15 days after the notice.  
b. €282 in case of a Notice of Special Procedure.
c. €14 for the issue of a true copy of the marriage certificate.
d. €130 as an extra charge in case the wedding ceremony is held on Saturdays or Sundays or during non-working hours

CERTIFIED COPIES OF THE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE ARE ISSUED BY THE MUNICIAPLITY OR THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE OF THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR IN NICOSIA OR THE MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES AT AN EXTRA COST OF €14.- EACH.

For more information, please contact us at 00357 25 884 345.