Question: Do I need a Wedding Licence?
Answer: Yes everyone getting married in Cyprus is require to have a wedding licence
Question: When do I need to apply for this licence?
Answer: This is done at the town hall when you arrive in resort.
Question: When do we go to the town hall?
Answer: Normally we will visit the town hall within the first two working days of you arriving in resort. I will advise you of the details when I send you your welcome meeting details.
Question: When we go to the town hall, do we need to take our witnesses with us?
Answer: No just photo copies of their passports.
Question: Witnesses, how many do I need?
Answer: you'll need two, for all your questions about witnesses please CLICK HERE check out a post on my blog
Question: Do I need to give notice of my intent to marry at the local registry office in the UK?
Answer: No not if you live in England or Wales, however if you live in Scotland, you will be applying to the registry office for your M10.
Question: Do we need to do anything when we get home to register our marriage in the UK?
Answer: No currently this is done for you via the British Embassy here in Cyprus, so there is no need to do anything when you get back to the UK.
Question: I hold a British passport and I live in the UK so what documents do I need to bring with me?
IF EITHER PARTY IS DIVORCED:
IF EITHER PARTY IS WIDOWED:
IF EITHER PARTY HAS CHANGED THEIR NAME:
Question: I've lost my original birth certificate will the town hall accept a copy?
Answer: Yes they will accept an official copy these can be obtained here
https://www.gov.uk/order-copy-birth-death-marriage-certificate however they will not accept a photo copy of your original.
Question: I don't have my full birth Cert will the town hall accept a short form one?
Answer: some town halls are happy to accept a short form birth certificate and some don't ask for them at all, although officially you should have it should they request to see it so if you only have a short one please check with me so I can advise you.
Question: My fathers name is not listed on my birth certificate does this matter?
Answer: No it's fine if you know their name then this can be added to the town hall form details however if you don't know them then you can leave this blank.
Question: I hold a British passport but I don't live in the UK, so what documents do I need?
Answer: This depends on where you currently live and for how long you lived there, I'd be happy to advise you more if you wish to contact me.
Question: I've changed my name since my birth certificate was issued what do I need to do?
Answer: Normally people change their names via deed pole and you'll be issued a stamped certificate, this will need to be supplied as your legal proof of change of name. When you create your stat dec you will need to cover the change of name in this document if you CLICK HERE you will find a sample stat dec for those that have changed their name.
Question: What if I don't have the deed poll document?
Answer: If you don't have your original deed poll document it's not easy to get a replacement copy and you may find it easier and cheaper just to do a new one. CLICK HERE on how to officially change your name via deed poll.
Question: What if my name was changed by some other method or my parents just changed it when I was a child?
Answer: If you used some other method for officially changing your name then please send me details and I can advise you further on what you may or may not need to do. Please send me copies of any name change documents and I will get them checked with your town hall.
Question: I don't hold a British passport I'm another nationality, so what documents do I need?
Answer: This depends on your nationality, where you currently live and for how long you lived there, please contact me direct with full details and I will advise you individually.