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Complete guide on how to get married legally in Greece

Are you planning your wedding in the sunny Greece and looking for answers how to make all this official? We are here for you! We collected everything to keep in mind in this blog post:

To get legally married in Corfu, Santorini or any of the greek island, or mainland Greece, you’ll need to adhere to the following legal requirements:

1. Residency: There is no residency requirement for foreigners getting married in Greece, including Corfu.

2. Documentation: You’ll need valid passports and birth certificates. If you’re divorced or widowed, you’ll need relevant documentation like divorce decrees or death certificates.

3. Affidavit: You may need to provide a sworn affidavit stating that you are eligible to marry, issued by your embassy or consulate in Greece.

4. Translation: Documents not in Greek must be translated by an official translator and possibly legalized.

5. Notice of Marriage: You must give a notice of marriage at the local town hall (Dimarheion) where you plan to marry, at least eight days prior to the wedding.

6. Witnesses: You’ll need two witnesses who are at least 18 years old.

7. Civil Ceremony: The marriage must be conducted as a civil ceremony at the town hall or a venue authorized to perform civil weddings.

8. Fees: There are fees associated with the marriage license and ceremony.

9. Legal Age: Both parties must be at least 18 years old to marry without parental consent.

It’s essential to contact the local authorities or a wedding planner in Greece, such as our wonderful Nikolett, well in advance to ensure you have all the necessary documents and meet the requirements for a legal marriage in Greece. Requirements may vary slightly depending on your nationality and other factors.

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