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Greek Church

Legal Documents Required

If you plan to have a Greek Orthodox wedding, please note that one party (bride or groom) must be baptized as Greek Orthodox. Read more information about the Apostille Stamp

  • Greek Wedding

  • Passport Copies for both parties
  • Birth Certificates Both parties are obliged to provide a full birth certificate with the names of the parents on them. Shorter versions will not be accepted.
  • Certificate Of No Previous Marriage Officially certified by the Archbishop of the area of residence.
  • Certificate Of Non-Impediment To marriage from the Municipality where the applicant is registered. This document confirms that you have not been married and that you are free to marry. The document can be issued in your local Registrar’s office and it must not be issued more than 3 months before your wedding.
  • If one of the two persons intending to marry is of another religious dogma Not Christian Orthodox, but still Christian, a Public Notary’s act is required where it is stated that the children will be baptized Christian Orthodox.
  • Divorce Certificate From Civil and Church Authorities. If either party has been divorced, please provide a certified copy of the Decree Absolute.
  • Official Document about changing your name if any
  • Adoption Certificate if any
  • Apostille Stamp

  • This stamp refers the legalization and validity of your documents for international use. (1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents). The Apostille Stamp is necessary for birth certificates, Certificates of no Impediment to marry and Free to Marry Affidavits.
  • All documents must be translated and certified in the Greek Embassy or Consulate in your country.
  • Please note that all documents must be sent by fax or email for review 4 weeks before your wedding in Santorini. We have to confirm that your paperwork is in order. After that, you just need to bring the originals with you.
  • You have to stay in Santorini at least 1 day after your wedding in order to go to the Town Hall to sign your Marriage Certificate. It will be sent to you by post from the Town Hall.