In this section you can find the Legal Requirements necessary to get married (Civil Ceremony) in Rhodes, Greece, keeping in mind though, that this is intended ONLY AS A GUIDE, so please double check everyhting with your authorities. We want to make sure you organise the event in the best possible way before you commit to any arrangements. We will help you in any way we can on those requirements as long as you provide us with the required information / documentation.
All the applicable documents from the list below excluding passports must be forwarded to the Foreign and Commonwealth office to be legalised and then sent to be translated to Greek by an official Translator.
When this has been completed, they must then be sent to the Greek consulate to be legalised. All originals that have been legalized by both offices and Translations must then be hand carried to resort.
All your Original Documents that have been legalised by the Commonwealth Office and your Translations in Greek, that have been legalised by the Greek Consulate, plus photocopies of your Passports, must be hand carried to resort, where you will be required to register with Local Authorities.
Any documentation that is incorrect or incomplete may lead to cancellation of your Wedding or delay the process, for which "Mediterranean Holidays" cannot be held responsible.
Weddings are performed by a Registrar every Wednesday and Friday in the afternoon for Rhodes Town hall, and every day (except Sundays, Saturdays and Public holidays) afternoon for Lindos.
Your Marriage Certificate will be prepared and delivered to you before your return day (it takes 3 working days), by the local Wedding Co-ordinator. If this is not possible, it will then be sent at a later date, either directly to your home address, or addressed to yourselves in our office, in which we will ring to advise you, then sent it out special delivery.
Please note that your Marriage Certificate will be issued in Greek, so you will be required to have it translated into English. Note also that all your original documents will be kept in as records in the mayor's office.
Make sure that the Wedding Location (on the No Impediment Form) is clarified on the specified column where the “District and Country in which the marriage is to be solemnized” E.g. Lindos, Rhodes, Greece (for Lindos) or
Rhodes Town Hall, Rhodes, Greece (for Rhodes)
Please note, the Greek Authorities keep all original documents (except your passports), as official records of your wedding.
Special Notes for Irish Passport Holders!
To get married in Greece an Irish National must apply for a
“Certificate of Nulla Osta”.
Irish Citizens living abroad should contact their nearest Irish Embassy for the appropriate application forms for the Italian Nulla Osta.
Translation services can also be provided by our office on request
NOTE: If you are from a country OTHER than the U.K. , it may be necessary for you to have your papers stamped in various ministries in your own country. Each country has different regulations and different departments dealing with these matters.