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结婚在希腊-游客

温暖的天气,粉刷别墅和钴海都作出了完美的背景,以在希腊小岛结婚。

浪漫和完美的天气之外,希望结婚在希腊小岛或任何在希腊的游客应该知道,有一个合法的仪式将涉及的重要文件,加注和到来之前的翻译(在某些情况下)的集合。

在导航合法性援助,是有帮助的使用合法的婚礼策划师谁做跑腿为你,一旦你转发必要的文件。 你将支付超过75-100欧元通常会导致自己做,但至少你的前,后结婚的时候不会被官僚被宠坏。

*文章最后更新2014年2月2日

避免希腊的官僚主义

两种方法来避免做婚礼前的官僚外币和/或语言。

a)提交的结婚证,签署文件和结婚回了家,然后让希腊的“真实”或象征性的婚礼 - 这种方法提供的,因为它不涉及语言,法律,加注,翻译或消费8天一定的好处在希腊,同时给你的自由和灵活性来计划你的行程,并参观岛上没有一个外国的限制。

二)收购无限制回家(即它不说“不仅在纽约州好”),适用的加注,把它翻译在希腊领事馆/大使馆,并把它给你的婚礼策划师或结婚证牧师进行,无需提交进一步的文件。 这也是围绕着八天的规定方式。

*请注意,某些岛屿从现在​​结婚对某些希腊岛屿酒吧的游客,也有规定:禁止在考古遗址婚礼法律。 例如,你可以不结婚,在雅典卫城。

从婚礼策划建议

1.储备的日期至少三(3)个月提前,如果五月至十月
2.将您的文档与加注到婚礼策划婚礼日起至少一(1)个月前,如果你想获得结婚证,并在希腊合法仪式
3.完成您的喜好至少30天前抵达,以确保您的需求得到满足或替代品被发现提前避免意外

其他建议

  • 期间,从六月下旬至九月上旬是出了名的炎热,潮湿而忙碌; 如果人群和热量是一个梦想中的婚礼的不良因素,最好是选择在四月,五月和十月的日期。
  • 花时间来研究不同的婚礼策划:注意细节在其网站上有时是他们的能力的一种体现,提供注重细节为你的婚礼
  • 每一种类型的仪式完成在希腊 - 大和小,民间仪式,众多教派的宗教仪式,仪式的象征,誓言和同性恋婚礼的更新,有或没有希腊的传统 - 但不是所有的人都被所有的婚礼策划和提供同性婚姻是不合法的希腊。 一定要打听这一点,任何一个细节未明确阐述。 不要假设任何事情。
  • 要求看摄影师,谁就有可能当地的投资组合,并有摄影风格,婚礼蛋糕或鲜花具体的例子来表达你的意愿。

你可能不需要一个婚礼策划师,如果你熟悉你选择的位置,特别是如果你有可信任的联系人或家人来帮助你。 旅游经营者和酒店业主,有时有良好的接触,可以协助安排,如果需要的话

还要注意在希腊的婚礼蛋糕通常由一个切口底层蛋糕,蛋奶/摩丝的中间层和奶油的顶部和/或侧面。 覆盆子灌装,软糖,层次和在你的祖国主食不常用此处使用的其他元素。 例如,一个美国或英国式的软糖婚礼蛋糕被认为是一种奢侈品和相应的价格。 我建议安排的磋商/品酒会和检讨投资组合,以找到适合你和你的价格范围,就像你会背回家,如果你有时间和机会之一。

有合法的仪式

如果有在希腊合法仪式对你很重要,这些都为全球大多数欧盟和非欧盟国家公民的正常需求。 你的婚礼策划师可以告知具体国别额外的或更少要求您。

我已经提供了这个信息,纯粹作为参考,以协助您决定处理的合法性在希腊或在家里。 *如果你至少有一个是任何国籍的希腊居民,以下不适用于你,你必须看到,而不是“ 结婚在希腊-居民 。“

你必须至少18岁,将需要:

1.一个复印件各护照

2.一个复印件各证人的护照,如果提供了两个自己的

3.对于每一个申请人,在过去的五(5)年的认证与加注印刷出生证明(见下文对加注详细信息)

4.离婚法令的复印件(如果有的话)在过去五年(5)年的认证,每个文档中的一个旁注

5.以前配偶的死亡证明复印件(如果有的话),在过去的五(5)年的认证,每个文档中的一个旁注

6.认证的法庭命令名称变更的复印件(如适用)

7.认证的宣誓书,说明你是单身,自由不受阻碍结婚,婚礼日期的三(3)个月内签署

对于美国人:一)公民可以去美国驻雅典大使馆“位于美国公民服务公证单位的9:00-14:00,没有预约需要,与护照50美元现金或等值的欧元每个宣誓书,其中窗口将获得并完成了希腊的一面和英语为另一方。 如果你不明白或写入希腊语,使馆官员可以为您提供帮助。 誓章将审查和批准,而你等待; 或者b)保证从国家注册了“单身”状态文字和公开声明的公证证明,你是自由结婚。 (你必须询问当地国家注册的指导,我还没有提供的例子,因为他们在美国的每个州不同)。

对于澳大利亚人:证书不阻挠每个申请人从外交和贸易部,你的婚礼日起三(3)个月内发出。

对于英国人:非障碍形式的婚礼日期的三(3)个月内证明每个申请人。

对于加拿大人:公开声明的公证证明,你是自由结婚。

南非:婚姻状况证明。

8.您的偏好是否未来的孩子会采取一个名字或其他或两者兼而有之。 法律回家将优先于您所陈述的偏好,但你仍然会预计来回答。

9.两名证人谁是希腊公民,并有过期的护照/ IDS等证明。

10.必须保持至少一(1)个工作日仪式结束后,在希腊注册处(Lixiarxeio)注册你的婚姻。 这意味着,如果你已经结婚上周五,你不能离开上周六另一个岛上,必须保持至少到周一晚上。 如果周一正好是一个希腊的假期,那么你有责任留到星期二晚上。

据表示由其他来源,你必须在希腊婚礼日期前至少八(8)天,但是这通常需要保护和发行希腊结婚证的时间。 如果你有自己的结婚证或聘请的婚礼策划,以确保希腊结婚证提前,八(8)天并不总是必要的。

得到一个加注

一个旁注是适用于经过认证的文件,表明其法律真伪根据1961年海牙公约合法化废除对外国公文要求的条款的国际使用印章。

欲了解更多详细信息,请参阅“ 如何获得加注 。“

译文

翻译是需要的出生证,离婚法令和死亡证明,但没有护照,和你的婚礼策划师可能会或可能不会提供此作为其服务的一部分。 各民族都有两种选择,根据希腊法律。

对于更具体的信息,请参阅“ 的官方文件翻译成希腊文 。“

结婚证书

所有原始文件和加注将被永久存档于希腊注册处,因此不退还给您。

请求您的结婚证书的核证副本,如果你不提供足够的副本满足您的需要回家和个人文件。

位置

婚礼发生在教堂,市政厅,市长办公室或选择的预先批准的位置,而不是一个登记处,考古遗址或外国使馆/领事馆。

根据笔试正统基督教的宗教法律,只有两个人在同一信仰的人可以在一个东正教教堂结婚,必须提供洗礼证书,证明,或必须说明意图转换,并采取一种精神导师。 这是直道。

然而,所有的牧师对希腊作出的人不同的信仰,以及宽大在美国和其他国家的例外也被证实。 这在技术上违反了宗教法,但它是为了适应时代的变化。

你需要选择一个位置或教会,并直接与负责的牧师或个人来电咨询。 准备进行的所有通信在希腊,因为大多数不会讲英语或其他语言。

最后注意事项

*选择一个位置,并聘请婚礼策划师是一个独特的和个人的选择。 因此,我无法提出建议。

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如果你觉得这个过程是漫长的,获得所面临的,当结婚读希腊居民官僚的味道“ 结婚在希腊-居民 。“这可能让你感觉更好。 ;)

恭喜!

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94评论»

melusina写道@ 2007年5月19日00:37时

且不说参与注册一个美国人的婚姻在希腊(我们想要做的时候了,所以我可以打通我的丈夫的健康保险)的头痛,然后在需要的希腊婚礼的收集一切之上。 唉。 我很高兴的噩梦结束了。

回复:

梅尔 - 我们正在做相反的你。 我们将在这里结婚,登记结婚,在美国,只是因为我们认为这可能是这样一个痛苦的做反向。 从您的评论,似乎我们做出了正确的选择。

yiannos写道@ 2007年5月25日,在17时27

我听说过这个大多是不好的事情。 如果我结婚了,我怀疑,这会不会是在希腊!(虽然这将是可爱)

回复:

Yiannos - 对游客来说,这不是那么糟糕。 对于居民来说,这是一个有点痛,但经过10多年的官僚处理我自己,我想我是麻木无论是好还是坏。 我只是做了。

二手车的女孩在18:18写道@ 2007年7月5日

你说你需要在婚礼后撑一天,但你必须在该国一个星期左右被允许结婚在希腊呢?

回复:

这是一个很大的问题。

据官方统计,有人告诉我,你确实需要在这里1周你的婚礼,这是需要确保一个结婚证(因为它在后说)时的日期。 但是,如果您有您到达自己或你的婚礼策划师文件,或作出安排,否则,这可能不是绝对必要的。 我建议查询,因为每个婚礼策划师,直辖市都有自己的规则和服务。

感谢您的评论!

Fotini酒店写道@ 2007年7月10日18:21时

我在这个过程中间,它是不好玩的。 我对你的问题,我是从美国,嫁给一个天主教的人,在希腊,在希腊东正教。 我们被要求让我们将提高我们的孩子正统的经过公证的“信仰的信”......从刨床,她说只是问一个当地公证的音符,但我不能想象在纽约州公证员将对这一手......你是否知道wher找到这个样本?

回复:

喜Fotini酒店,对不起它不会顺利,但至少你不是希腊的居民,因为这个过程是非常非常困难。

结婚在希腊东正教教堂,既有人肯定是希腊东正教或他/她必须同意转变。 该人士认为,同意转换分配一个精神导师,需要在婚礼后完成了一系列读数。

你说得对,规划是错误的。 公证绝对不会有这样的。 这是你需要从希腊东正教教堂,教区或大主教管区获得宗教文档。 如果我没有记错的话,你和你的丈夫需要去一个牧师和/或宗教顾问。 他们应该能够就如何限定和本函发出。

我听到周围的人本入门与贿赂或连接,但这不是正确的方式去下宗教法律。

一切顺利 :)

马特写道@ 2008年3月3日22:29时

事实上,罗马天主教可以娶别人希腊东正教信仰希腊东正教教堂。 他们的婚姻将被罗马天主教会以及双方的希腊东正教教堂的认可。 但是,如果说夫妻是在一个罗马天主教教堂结婚,希腊东正教教堂不会承认的婚姻。 我是天主教徒,我的未婚夫是希腊东正教,我们结婚在东正教教堂在雅典今年六月。 我们已经遇到了牧师,以及咨询了耶稣会神学家的朋友谁也擅长天主教东正教的关系。

回复:

这是很好的了解它的工作适合你。 感谢您分享您的体验。

请注意,我写的基础上直资料文章。 我的消息来源是两个主教在希腊东正教大主教管区及其登记处; 我知道许多人谁做的直路,要么不能结婚在教堂和/或不得不转换。 牧师是众所周知的弥补自己的规则,正如我已经说过很多次,希腊是一个“结果可能会有所不同”的国度里的例外是规则。 如果人们出行的直道和它的作品对他们来说,这是伟大的。

许多祝贺!

May女士写道@ 2008年5月29日12:02时

您的网站是非常有帮助的,我一直在读它了很多,但我一直在努力的人回答我这个问题......我已经与希腊2年,我们要结婚了,但不幸的是希腊不会reconize我们的婚姻我们想知道,如果我们结婚在德国回来住在这里的希腊,将我能够有通过婚姻欧盟公民?
感谢您的时间〜

回复:

1)你不能再结婚,如果你已经结婚了,无论在哪里你试图做,除非你撒谎是'单'(你不是),这是伪证。 你会被抓住。
2)如果希腊不能识别你的婚姻,现在,他们显然有充分的理由这样做。 因此,试图再次做到这一点是毫无意义的。
3)你可以找到你的答案公民很容易通过做搜索,因为它已经在3篇文章这个网站。 而且多余的问题将被删除。
公民入籍
如何非欧盟国家公民可以移动,住在希腊工作
如何获得欧盟公民

pdsmummy写道@ 2008年6月12日15:35时

嗨 - 我是一个澳大利亚人在希腊和爱你的网站 - 但同时你写的很多事情,当然这是晶圆厂 - 我注意到,有一件事是失踪 - 离婚希腊。 我结婚5年了 - 他当时就想离婚,现在我的两个儿子(6岁)和我都停留在希腊和无处可去,因为他拒绝签署我儿子的护照澳元。 有很多女人喜欢我(前拍)在类似的位置 - 没有家人在这里 - 但受到留在希腊,为了我们的孩子,而在同一时间试图争取自己的权益。 只是,虽然我会让你知道。 感谢pdsmummy。

回复:

PD的妈妈 - 这是真的。 有关于离婚的只有少数的意见,因为我没有任何关于这个问题的第一手资料; 我想介绍一些官方文件和经验,更平衡的文章。

我是谁离婚了一位朋友,而且很顺利,因为她的前夫是错了,没有什么可质疑 - 他们也是希腊和住在希腊。 我也知道,离婚的混合美式希腊夫妇,她是有过错的,这样也进展顺利; 他留在了这里纯粹是为了他的女儿(他们共享监护权),尽管他不喜欢这里。 我应该从至少3人离婚希腊(最好是混合的夫妇,如用你自己的问题,你所描述)收集信息和经验,我更愿意研究和展示这些信息。

我很遗憾听到你的情况。 这是一个耻辱,我完全理解,当你谈论争取自己的权利。

瓦西莉奇写道@二零零八年六月二十○日在01:17

这是这样一个有用的网站! 我喜欢它!

早在2005年,我当时的未婚夫,我已经打算结婚在希腊。 我们决定在希腊目的地婚礼将花费太高昂了我们,所以我们选择了一个相当小的婚礼在科罗拉多州。 现在,我们正期待九月份一个孩子,我甚至不能开始了解这部分的希腊文化(我很希):人们问我施洗我的宝贝。 我的表姐告诉了(是的,她告诉我),她将被施洗我的宝贝,如果它最终被一个女孩(是的,我有一个女婴)。 她不是唯一的一个。 我有随机希腊的人,我几乎不知道告诉我,他们希望施洗婴儿。 我想荣誉选择教父母被保留给孩子的父母! 总之...让我们说我这样做,其实,决定掏出我的毕生积蓄购买机票,到希腊,你有什么我需要做的有希腊洗礼的信息吗? 谢谢!

回复:

V - 我没有在GR洗礼,此时的任何信息。 我的大多数朋友们做了很久以前不记得任何细节,我的未婚夫是不是一个练习东正教基督徒和他表兄弟都是比他年轻无子女。 我敢肯定有人在那里写了一篇文章。 如果你去的类别,也有在babycenter.com一些伟大的女性“希腊。”毫无疑问,很多人就知道了。

Lisa wrote @ August 1st, 2008 at 11:21

Getting married in Greece can be a tad tiresome. To date, we've had 2 appointments at the local municpaitly offices, cancelled ! We called , confirmed the dates, were told to show up at a certain time , and yet both times, a few days before the service was to take place, they called and cancelled. The mayor “was busy”. Frankly, I think they are looking for a bribe. We have booked one more appointment and I told them it had better not be cancelled. I cannot belive they can just decide they are too busy to marry you? 令人难以置信。

回复:

L – Hello! Although I'm sure you're not happy about the inconvenience, I'm glad you shared that with me and readers because it's something I haven't heard before. Most everyone I know who had a civil ceremony in Greece had to be there 5 minutes early to the appointment, and it was in and out in a flash.

What happened to you is especially bad if you have relatives and friends from out of town attending your wedding in Greece!

ILM wrote @ April 19th, 2009 at 20:34

My boyfriend is greek orthodox who lives in Greece right now, I was baptized in Methodist Church in America, I live in Puerto Rico (Caribbean) right now. We begin to do our research last week and still have many doubts, can we get married in Greece – Greek Orthodox church and if there are any requirements we need to do in order to be able to do it? Can we get legally married in America and then the religious wedding in Greece through Greek orthodox religion? Will Greece religion recognize our legal marriage and will they allow me as a methodist baptized christian to get married in greek orthodox church?
Thank you for any information you can give.

回复:

Hello, and thank you for your question. Strict Orthodox Christian rules say that an Orthodox Christian can only marry another. However, the Archdiocese has relaxed these rules, and the rules in Greece can sometimes be ignored altogether at the right price (bribe). For sure you can be married in a civil ceremony in America, but my advice for the religious ceremony in Greece is to consult directly with your Greek boyfriend's priest or religious adviser, as I don't know the rules between Methodist-Orthodoxy and they are very knowledgeable on these matters.

苏菲写道@ 2009年5月5日在18点24分

嗨! 任何人都可以回答我的问题 - 我在哪里站在法律,如果我结婚在希腊,但从来没有在家里在英国“敲定”它?

我得到了在科孚去年九月结婚了。 我们都是英国公民。 我们做了所有的文书工作/译/加注然而,我们的仪式发生在星期五,而我们飞回家的星期天。 我们意识到,我们应该以返回市政厅和收集文书留直到星期一的......但我们剪掉。 我现在就在这个“半结婚”冷宫。

显然,我们需要做的就是让律师给委托书参加我们的婚礼策划师领取证件。 或者,我想旅行孚自己做......... ..但说实话它是这样一个palava规划,我们不能似乎找到能理清这最后一​​件事了婚礼。 我们可能只是离开它,因为它是在科孚岛和结婚在英国? 至于英国方面,我们都还是单身我猜...。?

回复:

喜苏菲,感谢您的提问。 因为你从来没有提起结婚证,你是不是正式注册为结婚在希腊或任何地方。 因此,你可以把它'是'和在英国再结婚。 它更比良心合法性的问题,当你签署了证明你的单身论文。

你提到的palava是我经常建议非希腊的夫妇做一个人的家园的官方仪式,即使它只是一个民用的原因之一; 然后与乐趣,浪漫,如诗如画的希腊式前进。 这就是说,有很多婚礼策划谁这样做的权利,它是找到合适的人,以避免半结婚无人过问的事。

朱利安写道@ 2009年5月29日16:55时

嗨,您好,
我得到了去年在希腊结婚。 我baptisted一个天主教和我的妻子是希腊东正教。 我是个天主教徒,这一事实是没有问题的,但我不得不签署的文书工作,说明我会洗礼,提高我的孩子在希腊东正教。 如果我不签那玩意儿,教皇就不会举行了婚礼。 正如你所说吉,有明显大量的自由裁量权存在的; 这是牧师的电话。 就像支付牧师的仪式。 据官方统计,你给你想要的东西。 但事实上,牧师修复的价格,如果你想结婚的好地方,可能是相当高的。 在我看来,这是腐败现象在希腊教会发挥的只是另一个例子......反正。

另一件事我想补充的讨论:首先,我们认为我们会得到一个民事婚礼,参加一个聚会后与家人的朋友。 与民间婚礼的事情是,他们通常发生在最不方便的时候。 当我的妻子和我正在考虑它,雅典市议会庆祝只在下午7点至晚上11点之间周三婚礼,并有会像10婚礼在连续的一段时间。 此外,他们也不能保证,这将发生在一周的那一天:也许他们以后会在改变它,比方说,为周一上午。 换句话说:不可能规划任何东西。 我认为这是一个耻辱:有些人可能希望有一个民事婚礼和派对之后的所有家人和朋友。 虽然自1981年至1982年民事婚礼是合法的(不知道了的确切日期),它仍然被认为是仅仅是行政的事。 这是不公平的,落后的。

谢谢你给的机会讨论这个问题。 我爱博客。

最好,
朱利安,伦敦

回复:

朱利安你好,感谢你抽出来写出你的故事,分享你的经验的时候。 它总是很高兴,当人们给予回复和/或有助于该网站。

你说的对希腊一些城市这是真的补赛民事仪式; 夏天是更棘手的时候(讽刺)希腊人离开度假和游客来到这里结婚。 然而,一些日期和时间是稳定的,使人们能够组织并据此安排自己的生活 - “。结果可能会有所不同”,但是这是关于希腊的事情,因为公民仪式只持续了几分钟,市政府/市长的办公空间是如此小的,我从来不建议任何人服用超过9直系亲属/朋友与他们和一名摄影师。 邀请每个人都应该为真正的一方保留。 :)

珍妮写道@ 2009年5月31日在01:27

有写pdsmummy离婚希腊的评论。 我妹妹正在经历同样的事情。 能否请你给我她的电子邮件地址或给她我的。 我真的很想和她说话。 它的重要,我们支持海誓山盟。

苏菲写道@ 2009年6月2日,在18时07分

谢谢您的回答吉! 我很担心在英格兰再次结婚,虽然同一个男人犯重婚或一些这样的罪!

PS - 评朱利安的职位。 我们也有一个不方便仪式的时间。 他们说,这不得不采取到位下午1点在最新的。 这意味着我们不得不饲料和水我们的75位客人提供午餐和晚餐,整个事情是一个公平一点的价格比我们的计划............ ..但我们只是高兴仪式实际发生,因为我们的婚礼策划师说,每个人都在市长办公室是罢工和她的丈夫拉弦我们......这意味着什么!

伊万写道@ 2009年9月26日18:51时

难道我还是没我的问题被删除? :(

回复:

伊万,其实你有六个问题。 所有评论进入温和,和你想访问后受密码保护的一个原因。 请阅读“ 的评论,问题和我联系 ,“挂在侧边栏。

数以百计的人每天寻求我的帮助,我跑的网站在我的(无偿)的空闲时间,这意味着我并不总是检查并不能帮助所有人,因为大多数人没有采取或贡献回馈。 我有一个全职工作,家庭,朋友全球范围内的生活和我自己的挑战,也解决了。 人们似乎忘记了这一点。

珍妮写道@ 2010年1月19日04:00

Hello, You link here to an article titled getting married in Greece for residents, but it's password protected. I'm an author trying to find out some very basic information about the process for a Greek marrying a non-Greek/non-EU (US) citizen. I don't need tons of legal details, but I do need an overview and it looks like your blog entry would be just the thing. Would you be willing to give me the password so that I could read it? 感谢您的时间。

回复:

I do not grant access to password-protected posts for reasons stated in “ Comments, Questions and Contacting Me .” As an author myself, I do my own research and independently verify all information for reasons of integrity and journalistic ethics.

Trish wrote @ March 22nd, 2010 at 01:41

We are planning to get married on Corfu in July 2011 and would very much like to have our civil ceremony take place at a Villa in Perithia, some web sites say that you can get married anywhere in Corfu if you gat the permission of the local mayor, is this correct? If it is not possible to have the wedding at the villa could you give us a list of Venues where we can get married.

回复:

At this time, it is true that you can get married almost anywhere if you have permission from the mayor. Archaeological sites are off limits for obvious reasons, and an Orthodox church should be reserved for only those who abide by religious law (though I've seen people get around this). There's no problem with a villa in Perithia. Thank you for your question and for visiting.

院长写道@ 2010年5月5日05:04时

谢谢你,你有可用的信息。 我是一个美国公民结婚并在希腊一个希腊公民。 然而,她是美国的一个H1B签证的居民。 最重要的,你的状态,“如果你至少有一个是任何国籍的希腊居民,以下不适用于你,你必须看到,而不是”结婚在希腊 - 居民“

我应该继续追求与游客为了有合法的婚姻在希腊上述建议? 我们有一个日期和一座教堂和牧师同意嫁给我们,如果我同意同意我们的任何儿童被提出作为希腊东正教。 (我不是希腊东正教,但基督教的洗礼,她是希腊东正教)。

再次感谢,你有什么建议将是巨大的。

回复:

你告诉我没有帮助我确定的答案,你的问题。

正如我所说的,如果你一个是“希腊的居民。”无论你是希腊的居民(即,在这里生活至少6个月,年)? 我没有说公民意识或宗教或签证身份什么。 对我来说,这听起来像你俩的美国居民,所以你按照上面的游客给出的建议。

Tracy wrote @ June 17th, 2010 at 19:40

你好
my partner and i are thinking of getting married on spinalonga island in june 2011. we wish to do this at the archway on spinalonga and not in the church do you know if this is possible and how we go about finding out?

谢谢
tracy and andrew

回复:

Hi Tracy,

As you may know from your research, Spinalonga is an uninhabited fortress island and archaeological site. Therefore, whether you can marry in the arch will depend on permission from local authorities. This is not my area of expertise. I recommend contacting Elizabeth at http://weddingsincrete.co.uk because she's a UK citizen, long-time resident of Crete who speaks Greek and wedding planner with a decade of experience. 所有最好的。

Amy wrote @ August 27th, 2010 at 17:13

Hi and I have learned so much from reading your site and answers to all the questions. I have researched wedding planners for Greek island weddings and have found what looks like a good one — ________. I wondered if you had heard of them and if they were recommended? I saw that you had mentioned a Crete wedding planner (we are both from the UK) Thank you :)

回复:

In my comment to 'Tracy' above, I only referred her to Elizabeth to find out if a wedding on Spinalonga was possible because I didn't know the answer.

Choosing a wedding planner is a highly personal decision, which is why I do not endorse or make recommendations, and there are no paid advertisements or links on this website. We could both use the same wedding planner in Greece, and I could love them and you could hate them. So it's best to interview a few and then choose one.

帕特写道@二〇一〇年十月三十〇日在05:03

嗨,我喜欢你的网站,并学到了很多东西。 我希望你能帮助我确认哪些手续需要2加拿大人想结婚在克里特岛。 如果我们在加拿大市政府的婚礼......什么,我们需要采取与我们对希腊结婚在教堂?

谢谢

回复:

八喜,

有一个小的延迟回答,因为我需要做一些研究,并征求专家意见。

你不能在法律上得到再次在希腊结婚。 为什么呢? 要获得在希腊结婚证,你必须得到非障碍是验证你是不是结婚了,你已经结婚了在加拿大的证书。

但是,如果你至少有一个是东正教,你希望有一个东正教教堂的仪式上,你们每个人必须提供在东正教教堂,加拿大纸(或其他面额),证明你没有在教堂举行婚礼之前,再加上翻译成希腊的公民结婚证书的核证副本(见“ 正式译本希腊 “如果你需要帮助)。 这将使你有资格在希腊的官方东正教教堂仪式。

如果没有你是正统,那么官方的东正教教堂仪式将只有一个你同意转换成为可能。 (这是真的,人们找到自己的方式与周围的连接,贿赂或与牧师协商规则,但我不主张这样。)一个新教的祝福,都离不开纸。

谢谢你的提问。 它帮助我学习新的东西。

注:在此评论的一些信息由伊丽莎白,其中我咨询,因为她生活和工作在克里特岛25年,安排婚礼为生活提供。 http://weddingsincrete.co.uk/

奥尔加写道@ 2010年11月6日,在11点57分

嗨,您好,

一如往常你的网站是非常有用的。 我在一个类似的立场作为帕特。 我是一个希腊澳元(我住在希腊一年,并有我的希腊公民)。 我的未婚夫,我现在住在澳大利亚,他有一个合作伙伴将要签证。 我们需要得到由五月合法结婚。 因此,我们正在考虑让民间仪式盎司。 然而,我们都有家人在希腊,很想有我们的希腊东正教婚礼在希腊。

我读了希腊婚礼现场的“Ανσκοπεύετενατελέσετεκαιπολιτικόκαιθρησκευτικόγάμο,πρέπεινατοδηλώσετεμέσασε40ημέρεςαπότηντέλεσητουκάθεμυστηρίουστοΛηξιαρχείοτηςπεριοχήςσας。”......将只适用于那些希腊居民在本地?

任何帮助将高度赞赏。

谢谢......和所有最好的!

回复:

奥尔加您好,我记得“ 希腊公民通过血统 “的文章帮你。

40天适用于所有的夫妇谁得到合法在希腊结婚,不只是人谁住在希腊,这就是为什么提示#9以上建议人们,他们必须保持至少一个工作日过去他们的婚礼之日起就登记结婚。 这并不适用于你,因为你会被合法结婚在澳大利亚。 所以,你的情况:
一)要在希腊的官方东正教教堂仪式:同样的文件我告诉帕特。
b)你可以注册澳洲婚姻离您最近的希腊领事馆/大使馆,所以它会被记录在希腊你未来的丈夫的oikogeneiaki梅里达。

所有最好的。

达文写道@ 2011年1月17日09:17时

你好,你的网站是有很大的帮助,谢谢。
我有一个问题是,我期待在结婚上个海滩科孚岛,或者如果你能推荐一个其他的希腊岛屿。 我卫和我老婆是是罗马天主教徒,这可能吗?

回复:

喜达文,

结婚的海滩上被允许在卫理公会或罗马天主教的仪式,因此,所有你需要做的是找到谁可以执行的服务。

我没有亲身体验这一点,所以我不能推荐或认可任何特定的。 但我敢肯定,你就可以找人通过搜索和筛选你的选择。 所有最好的幸福的生活在一起!

尼克写道@ 2011年2月8日02:12时

这是迫切的,因为我在10天内离开希腊,用75天了呆在那里,有一次我到二月,17日,2011年(在那里2周4个月前)

我是美国公民,住在明尼苏达州,转移到希腊嫁给一个希腊公民那里。

在我的未婚夫的市的市政厅,他被告知,法律是我应该把从美国结婚证。 他们告诉他,他和我会提出我们的个人结婚证,他就可以发出那里。

当我问我的状态结婚许可证办公室,结婚证,他们说他们不能,除非两个新郎新娘都存在,并且结婚MN。

或者,他们也建议把一个“证书非阻挠',而我也无法获得。 唯一我的状态能提供的是一个“证书记录中没有找到,这是一个搜索的该县后所提供的重要记录办公室,看看是否有结婚仅在该县记录文档。 MN没有在该州结婚的中心记录。 我从斯科特县获得了。

My problem is that this does not seem to satisfy their requirements, and my fiancee has been to the town hall twice now in Athens explaining that I am unable to obtain the documents they require, and they insist they need these.

I have contacted the Greek Consulate here, the American Embassy in Athens, the MN marriage license office, the office of vital records in MN, the secretary of state office in MN, and the law library here in MN as well. Nobody seems to be able to get me the records or documents required by Greece, or assure me that the one document I can get ('No record found of a marriage' that only searches one county) will be sufficient.

I know that the American Embassy in Greece states that they can issue a 'Certificate of no Impediment', but I am worried that my one document (Certificate of Record Not Found- that really only searches one county) will not be sufficient for them.

I would appreciate any information you might have that could help.
thank you,
妮基

回复:

Time is a factor with your question, and it's late so I'll be direct with my response.

Without hearing the conversation between your fiance and the municipality, I cannot determine whether he asked the wrong questions or asked the right questions and got the wrong answers. Not a criticism, I just don't understand why he's being misled.

First, as I say in the article above, the only case a marriage license is issued outside Greece but used in Greece is when the two people getting married are not residents of Greece. As your fiance is now living in Greece and you will also (soon) be living in Greece, a marriage license issued in the USA is pointless.

Second, you get a Certificate of Non-Impediment at the US Embassy in Athens or the US Consulate in Thessaloniki. For hours of operation and cost, see #4 of “ Marriage in Greece .” If you contacted the American Embassy in Athens, I'm shocked they didn't tell you this since they're very competent and handle cases like yours every day.

Third, you need to get a marriage license here in Greece, same as your fiance.

Fourth, the only document(s) you need from the USA is a certified birth certificate (and divorce decree, if any) with apostille(s) applied. If you were born in Minnesota, go in person and get it in a few hours, then get an apostille as explained in “ How to get an apostille .” If you were born elsewhere in the USA, I wish you luck because it takes 10-15 working days to have a birth certificate mailed/received, then another week or more to send off/receive the apostille applied at a different office even with expedited service. I realize you're leaving in 10 days, but you only contacted me yesterday. The only way you can skirt this process is: a) have an immediate family member (parent, sibling) go in person to get the birth certificate and apostille for you, if they live in the city of your birthplace, then express mail it to you; or b) you already have a certified birth certificate with apostille in your possession issued within the last 5 years from the date of prospective marriage.

All translations, fees and other documents can be done in Greece. I detail the entire process in “ Getting married in Greece – for residents ,” but I had to password protect it due to plagiarism and abusive comments. Since you have a fiance here who speaks the language, you'll be fine as long as you hit the ground running and start bureaucracy right away because you must be married and apply for your residence permit before the remaining 75 days of your Schengen visa runs out.

You'll hear nightmare stories about people taking months to sort things out. But I personally witnessed a Greek-American couple who got all their papers together, translations done, marriage licenses issued, married at town hall and residence permit application submitted in three weeks flat from start to finish, without prior knowledge of the process, outside help or paying for expedited services.

One further tip: When you arrive in the Schengen zone, whether it's Athens or elsewhere, make sure to have your passport stamped. If no one is in the booth, seek out an office that will do it for you.

OK, it's almost 2:00 am, and I need to get up for work in a few hours. Please consider giving back and/or recommending the website to a friend in exchange for the personal assistance I provided. All best, and congratulations.

Eve wrote @ May 12th, 2011 at 05:53

嗨,
I am an Australian born to greek parents and am marrying a greek boy. I was married in registry office in australia for my partner to be granted a visa, and we would like to marry in Greece (church wedding). What documents do I require? If I need Certificate of Impediment how can i obtain if married in registry office?
问候

回复:

您没有提供足够的信息让我来帮助你。 However, commentator 'Olga' is Australian-Greek and asked the same question, as did 'Pat' above her.

Assuming you and your husband are Greek Orthodox, read the answers I gave and follow the same advice for having a church ceremony.

Note to all: Please do a key word search using your browser or skim answers before asking your question, or I will close the option to post future comments.

Lilit wrote @ June 4th, 2011 at 19:02

Hello can you help me, and answer in my questions? We want to have our honeymoon in Crete and here in our country we will go in registry office and get married , but in Crete we want to go to church , and want that priest give us his blessing , is it possible ? We will be there only 7-10 days, please help me.

回复:

您没有提供足够的信息让我来帮助你。 I recommend contacting Elizabeth at http://weddingsincrete.co.uk . She has more than a decade of experience as a wedding planner on Crete and can answer your questions.

保罗写道@ 2011年10月6日05:52时

亲爱的吉,
Thank you for the website and all the information. It helps me greatly on regular basis!

I need advice with regards to getting married in Greece to a Greek resident (citizen). I have dual citizenship (Greek/Russian), and am currently living in Greece. My fiancée is a Russian citizen, living in Greece with a Residence Certificate (Βεβαίωση), which she obtained as a student after we moved to Greece two years ago.

We are planning on registering our marriage in Greece (civil ceremony only – no church), and are currently trying to figure out what documents are required, and which procedures we need to follow. The information I was able to gather from different sources so far is “sketchy”, outdated, and even contradictory at times.

My fiancée has completed her degree in June, and went to Russia in August to renew her passport and gather the documents required for a marriage in Greece. Now come the questions.

1) Before returning to Greece she will inquire at the Greek embassy whether her Residence Certificate is still valid for entry. If it is (considering that after we get married she will be applying for a residence permit), is it better to enter the country with it, or to enter with a new Schengen Visa? If Visa is the way to go, would a simple tourist visa be appropriate?

2) In order to get married here, are there any documents she needs to prepare before coming to Greece (excluding translated birth certificate with an apostille, and a certificate from Russia proving that she is not married)?

3) Once my fiancée enters the country, what do we need to do in terms of procedures?

4) I have read somewhere that an announcement in a newspaper is required to be made a month prior to the marriage registration, and a copy of the newspaper needs to be presented. Is this valid information? Any other “unusual” requirements we should be aware of?

5) Would it be possible for my wife-to-be to take my surname?

6) After the civil ceremony itself, what are the procedures?

I am sorry for the amount of questions and some incoherency. I appreciate how busy you are and that this is an unpaid free-time project, but I am desperate for good advice and other sources have not been useful. I have tried going to my dimos for the information, but got no help there (which should not have come as a surprise), as one dimos rep told me that marrying a Russian is impossible for a Greek citizen and would not be recognized by the state, the other, that my fiancée needs to take Greek lessons and pass a state language exam before marrying me (a Greek), and the third rep told me that I should go to Russia to get married and then legalize it in Greece (the only legally plausible solution offered, although not appropriate to our particular situation). My Greek is mediocre at best (work in a British company and very frequent travel make it hard to learn at a quicker pace), so the official sites are not very useful either :(

Please advise me at your best convenience. 先感谢您。

PS Is it at all possible to gain access to “Getting married in Greece — for residents”? I am sure I can find many answers there, and would not steal any of your time in the process. I understand if it is not an option.

写道@ 2012年4月10日,在9点40

I have a question if you can answer please.
I am an American Citizen which got married to a Greek Citizen in the mid 80′s. Our marriage took place in the States in a Luthern Church. We then came to Greece and registered our marriage in AThens, although they registered the marriage as a Political Marriage not a religious marriage. My question is: Is this a legal marriage? I really appreciate your help . you can email me the answer if that is possible. Thank you, Sue

回复:

Your marriage is legal as long as the original marriage in the USA is legal. It is still legal as long as you didn't divorce somewhere in the world.

Registering your marriage in Greece does not invalidate or give more legality to an existing marriage. All it does is establish a record in a Greek citizen's oikogeneiaki merida and tell Greek authorities that you were married somewhere. It's not recorded as a 'religious' marriage because it was not Greek Orthodox. It has nothing to do with legality.

I do not offer email consultation for reasons given in “ Comments, Questions and Contacting Me .”

Maria wrote @ April 26th, 2012 at 01:59

喜。

My daughter wants to have a civil wedding in Crete. They are both US citizens only. I live in Thessaloniki. My mayor there told me that all they needed was a marriage license from their state of residence. My daughter contacted the Greek embassy in LA and was told she needed birth certs, single status, apostiles, translations, certificatied by Greek Emb here-no marriage license from here needed. No mention of 8 day wait. I called the embassy and was told each dimos does their own. Here I am reading other options. My daughter wants to get married on a beach in Crete. She does not want to register it in the US In this case, do you know what is necessary?

回复:

I know very well what's needed, but I can't advise you/her for three reasons:

a) You didn't provide enough information. Namely, what is the current marital status of your daughter and why she doesn't want to register the marriage in the US
b) The information you did provide is conflicting, which may be the reason you're getting varied information. Namely, civil weddings are performed in a mayor's office or city hall, but then you say your daughter wants it done on a beach.
c) Crete has restrictions on certain weddings/locations and permission must be secured in advance, which is why a wedding planner is necessary unless the bride/groom or someone else is prepared to tackle bureaucracy related to it.

另外:
– If you live in Thessaloniki, there is no Greek embassy here. All diplomatic missions are outside Greece, so I assume 'here' means you're writing me from the USA. You need to state where you are or don't tell me you live in Thessaloniki, so I understand where 'here' is.
– A marriage license must be issued either in her state of permanent residence and brought to Greece which is what your mayor said (easy) OR issued in Greece which is what the LA embassy said (difficult and lengthy; requires lots of documents, translations, apostilles in USA, then more documents and fees paid in Greece after which it takes approx. week/8 days to process). I say the exact same thing in my article. There's no way to avoid getting a license.
– Each dimos in GR does their own licenses and marriages, but all follow the same laws. There should be little to no deviation.

Astrid wrote @ July 10th, 2012 at 01:25

Comment 1:
I'm so happy to stumble upon your website! I've been leaving all the legal documents and organisation to my fiance, but want to make sure that we are not missing something big here after reading through your advice and readers comments/questions.

I need your advice on something and will try to be clear with my situation. I am getting married later this month in Corfu, Greece.

I'm German/Spanish (German passport, born in Spain), but I have my current residence in the UK. My fiance is Greek-American and resides in the US.

I have been coming to the US as much as possible and am pretty much based here now, though my residency and job is still held in the UK. After marrying we plan to continue with my base in the US since my fiance can't leave his job here, but thankfully my job is flexible enough to allow me to go back and forth as needed and work from the US. We still are not sure of where we wish to reside long term.

What we are sure of though is that we will want to legalise the Greek marriage in the US so that we can proceed with my getting a US Citizenship or some type of legal residence so I don't need to continue coming here as a tourist or work visa.

We have all of the paperwork we need in Greece along with the marriage license and will be getting married in an Orthodox Church as we are both Orthodox.

So, finally the question – what will be the process to get that marriage recognised in the US and then step 2 for us to file papers for my residency? Is there something (a document other than the signed marriage certificate) that we need to be sure to get in Greece to present here in the US?

Thanks so much for your help!!
Kind Regards,
阿斯特丽德

Comment 2:
2012/07/11 at 20:32
I'm so happy to stumble upon your website! I've been leaving all the legal documents and organisation to my fiance, but want to make sure that we are not missing something big here after reading through your advice and readers comments/questions.

I need your advice on something and will try to be clear with my situation. I am getting married later this month in Corfu, Greece.

I'm German/Spanish (German passport, born in Spain), but I have my current residence in the UK. My fiance is Greek-American and resides in the US.

I have been coming to the US as much as possible and am pretty much based here now, though my residency and job is still held in the UK. After marrying we plan to continue with my base in the US since my fiance can't leave his job here, but thankfully my job is flexible enough to allow me to go back and forth as needed and work from the US. We still are not sure of where we wish to reside long term.

What we are sure of though is that we will want to legalise the Greek marriage in the US so that we can proceed with my getting a US Citizenship or some type of legal residence so I don't need to continue coming here as a tourist or work visa.

We have all of the paperwork we need in Greece along with the marriage license and will be getting married in an Orthodox Church as we are both Orthodox.

So, finally the question – what will be the process to get that marriage recognised in the US and then step 2 for us to file papers for my residency? Is there something (a document other than the signed marriage certificate) that we need to be sure to get in Greece to present here in the US?

Thanks so much for your help!!
Kind Regards,
阿斯特丽德

回复:

答2:
Identical comments have been received in less than 48 hours. If a question only takes a minute to answer, I'll do it right away. Your questions don't fall in that category — it will take at least 30 minutes to an hour to research and write a response.

As stated on the front page, I work full time as a journalist and only run this website, update its 300+ articles, curate the Twitter news feed and answer questions in my unpaid spare time.

答1:
For the record, your questions have nothing to do with Greece or Greek laws, but rather US laws and immigration. What I know comes from my own research — not this website or the post above — and I'm responding as a courtesy.

Your fiance could have started the process of bringing you to the US many months ago, plus it takes time to gather the right papers and for the visa to be issued. See, “ Fiancee visas .” Too late now.

In order to immigrate to the US as a spouse, your fiance/husband needs to meet a number of requirements and formally file a petition before an immigrant visa is issued. This is typically done in cooperation with the US embassy/consulate in whatever country is your current residence. See, “ Bringing your spouse to live in the United States .” While waiting for the immigrant visa, he can file a petition to issue a non-immigrant visa to bring you over. See “ K-3/K-4 Nonimmigrant visas .” You cannot move to the US just because you're married. You must be outside the US when these visas are issued, then use them to formally enter the US

In order to get US citizenship, you need to live there for several years, go through naturalization and pass several tests. Same as naturalization in Germany. You can read all the requirements at: “ Naturalization for spouses of US citizens .”

How your marriage in Greece is recognized depends on US laws, not Greece. A legal marriage performed and registered in Greece (Step #9 in 'Having a legal ceremony') is seen as a legal marriage in the US There isn't a separate “legalization” or “recognition” process for the US because something that is already recognized and legal doesn't need to be recognized or legalized.

After your marriage is registered, you are given Greek marriage certificates stamped by authorities. Should you need to show a Greek marriage certificate to anyone outside Greece — US/German/Spanish/UK authorities — simply take the Greek marriage certificate and get an apostille to certify its authenticity. See, “ How to get an apostille ” (section 'Greece'). Then have the marriage certificate and apostille translated into whatever language is needed, according to the requirements of that country.

To answer any future questions, I recommend using the ample resources made available by the US government and well-informed US embassies and consulates.

Bonus info unrelated to your questions: As a Greek citizen, your fiance/husband is obliged to report a marriage or any change in status to his oikogeneiaki merida. He'll know what I mean.

Lawrie wrote @ July 26th, 2012 at 22:06

Hello – I would be very grateful for some impartial advice!

I've been speaking to 2 wedding planners about the prospect of marrying in a private villa in crete next year. I've heard 2 conflicting versions, could you tell me which is correct?

Planner#1:
“A Greek civil ceremony must be in a place owned by the local municipality. Some municipalities have their own building for civil weddings; [...] There are charges by the Municipalities for marriages which take place anywhere other than the Town Halls. [...]. If however you have a specific location in mind such as your villa, hotel or a beach in an area where the municipality does not perform weddings outside of the town hall then we arrange for the official ceremony to take place at lunchtime on your wedding day at the Town Hall.”

Planner #2:
The ceremony at the villa would be with the Deputy Mayor. He signs a document to say that he's witnessed your marriage at the villa – this paper is then submitted to the town hall clerk who writes everything into the register. The official register is then signed in the town hall with the registrar. The official register is not allowed out of the town hall building.

回复:

I want to be clear that the information I'm giving you concerns having a legal wedding — not a symbolic ceremony — and is sourced from first-hand experience of people I know who got married in Greece, with input from a UK wedding planner on Crete (weddingsincrete.co.uk), who is a bilingual 20-year resident with more than 10 years experience.

The two versions you were given are possible, but the planners are leaving out a few details.

Planner 1:
True — Official civil ceremonies do take place in the local municipality, usually at a town hall or mayor's office. Only there.
Half true — If you plan to have a civil ceremony at a villa, hotel or beach, you need to have a separate official ceremony at the town hall or mayor's office at some point during your stay, not necessarily the lunchtime of your wedding day unless you're only staying one day.
Not true — The municipality isn't involved in ceremonies outside town hall, as they are largely symbolic and charges more likely relate to a wedding planner's fee for whatever arrangements you require.

Planner 2:
True — The official register is not allowed outside town hall.
Half true — Papers do need to be submitted to the town hall clerk, but it cannot be done by a representative for you (wedding planner, lawyer, friend, etc.) or a witness alone, even if it's the deputy mayor. You need to go to town hall and sign papers in front of witnesses who are Greek citizens. That's why Planner 1 says you need to have a separate official ceremony in town hall.
Not true — A deputy mayor or any mayor or representative cannot perform or witness a civil ceremony outside town hall and just sign a paper that he saw you get married at the villa, without you ever going to town hall.

The official ceremony at town hall only takes a few minutes if you have the right papers and an appointment (normally required). You go in at the appointed time, you present papers and ID/passport, witnesses present their ID/passport, a register is signed, the mayor or deputy mayor says a few words (which can be translated to English if there is someone bilingual in the room), you both say 'I do', sign something and leave. The marriage certificates are usually ready the next day, it's recorded in the Greek registry, and your wedding planner sends them to you or you pick them up and leave.

I hope that helps, and thank you for trusting me to dispense advice. Wishing you all the best.

Brandon wrote @ November 28th, 2012 at 20:14

Hi there , your site has been so helpful ! I do have a question if you would be so kind to help or have any ideas you could suggest.

Quick background : Both my fiancee and I are American citizens that planned to be married in July 2013 as a civil ceremony by the mayor (so we are told by our family in Greece ). We will have 20 or so guest joining us from the US to stay at the families home right outside of Sparta (Sparti).

1. Would the mayor be allowed to marry us at our families home ( is that allowed) ?
2. I'm interested in your information on avoiding Greek Bureaucracy for getting married. For option (a) , would that basically be just a reception with no option of exchanging of vows ? Or is there a way to have a true civil ceremony and have all the paper work done at home in the US ? For Option (B) , can you please give more details on this option and if this plan would work with a mayor ? Also for option (b) , we both have been married and divorced before so will this be more of headache to accomplish ? Thank you for any information and kind regards !

回复:

Civil ceremonies only take place at mayor's offices and city halls. In the oft chance the mayor or deputy mayor is a family friend, or a wedding planner calls in a favor, perhaps but I highly doubt it. Things don't work here like they do in America.

Avoiding Greek bureaucracy completely would mean getting married in the United States, then having a symbolic ceremony in Greece. It could, in your eyes, be the real wedding with friends and family. But the legal part would be at your local city hall.

If you want to have a true legal civil ceremony in Greece, you'll need to do the bureaucracy. The only part you could do outside Greece is get marriage licenses that have no restrictions, but the rest would need to be done in Greece, including registration and issuing your marriage certificate (in Greek). Previous marriages/divorces don't complicate the process. I cannot give you more details because the article I wrote is password-protected due to official, consular and commercial websites/forums plagiarizing it. If you insist on this, I recommend starting with your local city hall and inquiring about marriage licenses that can be used outside the country, then asking your relatives for help once in Greece. They should be able to call the dimos in the area, get instructions, schedule your wedding date and usher you through the process.

Mehdi wrote @ January 9th, 2013 at 17:11

问题1:
你好
I am a Tunisian citizen and i'm getting married with my girlfriend in Greece, we want to know what do we need and who to contact to organize out wedding date ?

此致

问题2:
what info do you require so you can guide me to the right direction ?

问题3:
I'm a tunisian citizen living in tunisia
my fiancee is polish citizen living in the uk
we are going together to poland to visit her mum then we are going to greece and we want to get married in there
we are both divorced ( i for 3 years and my fiance for a year )

hope this helps you

回复:

答1:
You didn't provide enough specifics for me to help you. But if your girlfriend is in Greece, she can easily find this information by making phone calls to the mayor's office nearest her residence and her church. Because you are a non-EU citizen, you will have a lot of bureaucracy in your future and she needs to get used to helping you.

Answer 2 and 3:
Did you read the article above? It contains 1500 words of free advice that points you in the right direction.

Should you require more information or clarification, you and/or your fiancee can both contact the Greek embassy/consulate in the country of current residence. She also needs to check with the UK Border Agency about requirements to bring you to the UK if you intend to live there. 祝好运。

Renee wrote @ February 21st, 2013 at 03:58

Hi we are both Australian looking to marry in Lesvos when we visit in September.

My partner is of Greek Orthodox faith however I am baptised Church of England. Can we have a religious/legal ceremony for the 2 of us? If not possible for religious, I would be more than happy to convert to Greek Orthodox faith.

We have contacted the Greek Consulate in Australia and need to organise paperwork however are lacking some details.

Can you recommend any wedding planners in Lesvos?

谢谢

回复:

I do not advise for religious ceremonies because there's no way a single article can cover all religions of the world, their view on interfaith couples and requirements set by every church in Greece.

Paperwork universal to citizens from all countries is already listed in the 1500-word article above starting with the section 'Having a legal ceremony' and thereafter with translations, apostilles, etc. You need to contact a priest (or priests) directly, plus the church you select for religious ceremonies.

Choosing a wedding planner is highly individual, and I don't make recommendations for reasons given in 'Final Notes.'

Nathalia wrote @ March 4th, 2013 at 18:55

您好!

My situation is a little bit different.
I am Brazilian, my husband is American and we live in the USA.
We got married in January, 4th 2013 at a Couthouse in New Jersey. We were planning the wedding party in Brazil. But we dont want to spend thousands of dollars to “feed” or family just to say we had our wedding party.
So, we decided to “join” party and honeymoon in a simple way.
I would like to know if is possible to have a simple wedding like in a chapel in Greece (we want it to be in Oia) to 10 people only? something simple, we take some pictures with family and friends and go to a restaurant to celebrate?

I really want to know how i can hire someone and a little chapel to a wedding and if it would be complicated since we are already married in papers.

谢谢 :)

回复:

Most of your inquiries are already covered in the article.
– In the section 'Avoiding Greek bureaucracy,' I discuss having a “real” or symbolic ceremony for those who marry somewhere else.
– In the section 'Location,' what's allowed depends on where you choose and if permissions are involved.
– In the section 'Final notes,' I recommend you find and interview a number of wedding planners to arrange what you want and negotiate the cost. A simple Google search can get you started.

What you want is possible and very common (not different), but you need to hire a local planner if you're unable to arrange it yourself. 所有最好的。

Assaf wrote @ April 26th, 2013 at 14:14

你好

Your website is extremely informative and well organised. Thank you very much for all this effort.

You write: 'If having a legal ceremony in Greece is important to you'.

Is it permitted in Greece to have a religious wedding ceremony without any civil wedding and without presenting any marriage certificate from another country?

My fiance and I do not intend to get married legally. We would like to visit to Greece to marry religiously, and without bringing any marriage license or any civilian marriage paperwork.

Is this permitted in Greece?
We understand this means we will legally remain single.

Many thanks for your time.
Assaf

(We are under quite a lot of time pressure for organising our wedding, so if at all possible as speedy response would be very helpful. Many thanks.)

你好
Just to clarify the above post:
My fiance and I do not intend to get married legally anywhere, neither in Greece nor back home (Israel).
But we do wish to come to Greece to do a religious ceremony under the auspices of a recognised religious authority.

In some countries this is not legal.
How about in Greece?
Is this possible and is it a complicated bureaucratic situation?
Thanks again

回复:

Question is already answered in section 'Additional advice,' under the third bullet. My normal policy is to ignore redundant questions, as stated in “ Comments, Questions and Contacting Me ,” which I know you read.

I also state on front page that I provide assistance in my unpaid spare time. Compelling me to respond in less than 8 hours will have the opposite effect.

Pano wrote @ June 19th, 2013 at 08:32

Hi There,

I'm a greek orthodox living in Australia, and my partner is Roman Catholic. I do not have Greek ID card. We would like to get married in Greece religiously and then in Rome afterwards both religiously and legally (making Rome the legal one). We know that this is not possible as we can only get married in one church.

However, we were thinking that if we get married in Greece first, and it is our responsibility to 'legalise' the documents, what if we do not lodge the Greek Marriage documents, and then get married in Rome a week later? Does the Priest in Greece inform Australia of our wedding to legalise it or is that our responsibility? If it is our responsibility to legalise it, it seems that what we are thinking of doing may be possible seeing as we will not lodge the greek documents anywhere (similar to how Sophie two years ago wrote whether she is legalised in the UK as she didn't lodge the documents).

Thank you so much for your help!!!
I just have a couple of questions:

回复:

You are confusing the word legalise with the word register. They're not the same thing.

Wherever and whenever you get married first, the marriage is legal there and everywhere. There's no extra step to “legalise” it. There's a step to register it, but that has no bearing on its legality.

If you try to get married again — in your case, in Rome — there's a document asking you to state/swear under oath that you are single and unmarried. If you answer yes, you're lying to the church and state. And technically, because you're already married, the second marriage is not legal.

Sophie's situation from 4 years ago isn't relevant to yours because hers was a civil ceremony and the UK has different requirements on registering marriages. Her marriage was legal, just not registered, and she did it unintentionally.

What you're doing is intentional, in a church (or two) and it's clear that you're trying to find a loophole to suit what you want instead of understanding the legal, ethical and religious implications. You should consult Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic priests on this matter.

Abdul wrote @ August 14th, 2013 at 09:57
Deirdre wrote @ October 8th, 2013 at 16:28

Hi, I am a catholic marrying another catholic on a Greek island next summer. however my fiance is divorced so we cannot re-marry under traditional catholic service and must therefore apply for a civil ceremony. probably a stupid question but is it possible for us to marry in a greek orthdox Church (we are both legally free to marry). If not is it the mayor of the island that must perform the service and how do I enroll his help to do so? Sorry for being so ignorant but online searches have led me nowhere. 非常感谢。

回复:

As it says in section 'Location,' only two Orthodox Christians are allowed to marry in an Orthodox church, though I've heard of exceptions being made under certain circumstances. I don't know all the variations and encourage people to seek counsel with the priest assigned to the church of choice.

For a Greek civil ceremony, you need to make an appointment at city hall or mayor's office AFTER a marriage license has been secured. It's not guaranteed anyone will speak English, so be ready to navigate all the bureaucracy, phone calls, papers and registration in Greek.

Johana wrote @ October 24th, 2013 at 08:11

Thank you for the information you are providing. Me and my fiance are both Albanian citizens, I am with a permanent resident status in the US, he lives in Albania. Neither of us have been married before, and we are both legally free to marry. We are planning to have a legal marriage ceremony in Greece. We've been told that after we get the permissions to marry (from the Albanian country),we can go to Greece and have the ceremony in the Albanian embassy. I would like to know if this is the right procedure to have this done and If there are any extra required documents to obtain since after the marriage Im going to petition for him to immigrate to the US. Thank you again :)

回复:

Regarding locations to get married, see section 'Location.'

I do not advise on documents beyond what is offered above since each person's situation is uniquely different. For purposes of immigration, it seems to me you'd want to make this as simple as possible and legally marry in Albania or the US, not involve a third country's bureaucracy and documents in another language.

suseelkumar wrote @ March 6th, 2014 at 19:29

i'm an indian hindu(atheist) 28yro and i'm in love with a pakistani muslim(sunni) girl 21yro. as our countries are born enemies, we can't get married in our countries and i can't even get a visit visa to pakistan untill i'm over 65yrs old. can we get married in greece by any non religious method? should the witnesses be greek citizens?

回复:

Please read all sections starting from, 'Having a legal ceremony in Greece.'

所有最好的。

debbie wrote @ April 8th, 2014 at 20:21

i hope you can help me , my daughter has lived in Greece four the past 8 years ,she is English .she is getting married in October,she pays tax and insurance in Greece ,would that make her a greek resident ,if so what documents does she need to take back with her from England ,she is getting baptised in Greece ,her boyfriend is greek ,he is greek orthodox any thing would be helpful thank you debbie

Zoe wrote @ May 11th, 2014 at 20:13

喜。 I married in lindos in 2002. Unfortunately we have separated 3 years ago & I want to re marry now. The marriage was never registered in the uk & I have filed for divorce but the judge wont allow this as the marriage was not registered here & we are not recognised as been married under uk law. We did not provide all the correct papers in greece at the time & didn't provide translated documents. We did however get given a marriage certificate which the uk courts say are not certified. Same has been said of the copies we had sent over from greece. Does this mean we are not legally marriage in greece? Am I free to marry again?

回复:

In Greece. Because you didn't submit translated documents or the correct papers that are absolutely required, it is unlikely you had a legal marriage and even more unlikely it's officially registered. That's why you don't have a certified marriage certificate, which the UK confirms.

In the UK. If you never registered the marriage in the UK, and the judge confirms that you aren't recognised as married under UK law (which is why you cannot divorce), then you are free to marry. See commentator Sophie above you who had a similar situation.

No country has you on official record as ever marrying, so legally/technically this is your first marriage though you know it's your second.

Wishing you all the best.

David wrote @ May 27th, 2014 at 17:51

1:
Hi there
I got married in lindos in 2010 and unfortunatelly now am trying to get a divorce. Our marriage has not been registered with british authorities and I have been trying to obtain a copy of marriage certificate from greece but am having no luck, I tried greek embassy, they told me to ask the municipality, I emailed and called the municipality of rhodes many times but received no answer! I am running out of ideas and require the copy very urgently.

WOuld you be able to assist ? Who do I contact to get the copy of the marriage certificate?

2:
Also reading some of the comments above how do I make sure the marriage is actually legally registered in Greece??

3:
Hi there
I was wondering if you could help?
I got married in Greece, lindos in 2010 and require the copy of my marriage certificate. I have been told to contact the municipality of the place, but am having no luck after calling and emailing.
Could you suggest who I can call/contact to obtain the copy of the marriage certificate?
谢谢

回复:

1:
The municipality city hall or mayor's office, or the official registry (lixiarcheio) in Athens, are the only places you can get a copy of marriage certificates. These offices typically close at 11:30 or 12:00 GMT.

I am a private citizen. My taxes pay for government officials to assist you, and I run this philanthropic website in my unpaid spare time.

2:
You are legally married, assuming you submitted all the paperwork and a license. To determine if you're registered is a different matter and a lot more information and access to your official records would be required.

3:
See answers 1 and 2.

Stephanie wrote @ June 14th, 2014 at 19:46

您好!
I love your website. It's very interesting to read everyone's different situations.
This is our situation. We want to have our ceremony at at Greek Orthodox Church in Santorini in May of 2015. We had a Civil Ceremony- to get our Marriage Licence, in Chicago, IL. The licence does not say that it is only valid here in IL.
We don't want to go through this whole process of Apostille stamps, translations, etc.
We only care about having a religious ceremony.
We planned to get married sooner in Greece. We had a legal marriage here first. Then we were in a horrific car accident where I was hurt very badly. Thus, we had to postpone the Church Wedding in Greece.

Does it help us that we are already legally married in the US?
太谢谢你了!
斯蒂芬妮

回复:

The same information I gave 'Pat' on March 11, 2010 also applies to you. You already had a civil ceremony and don't want a legal ceremony in Greece. You only want a church wedding. Same situation, just replace the word Canada with the United States.

Glad to hear you're on the mend and plans are moving forward for your church wedding on Santorini. Wishing you all the best.

dori wrote @ July 14th, 2014 at 12:36

Hi,I really found your article useful but I'm kind of lost here. Well, my partner and I are Lebanese Maronite Christians and would really love to have a small romantic christian wedding in Greek. Can you please tell me if it is possible to do so? And can you please suggest some places to do it or some people to contact?? We would really appreciate your help. 谢谢

回复:

Please read advice and information in 'Location' and 'Final Notes.' 所有最好的。

mrle badilla wrote @ July 28th, 2014 at 18:12

my brother in law wants to marry his Filipina girlfriend, who has a 10 year working permit and expired on 2020. at the moment she doesn't have a permanent job. would it be possible if they can marry here in Greece? or she had to go back first with my brother in law and married in the Philippines.. And if they can marry here(Greece) what document she need…

Your opinion much appreciated… thank you..

回复:

Whether she has a job in Greece has no bearing on eligibility to marry. However, if he wants to come to Greece and live/work here, she needs to have filed taxes for several years and earned a minimum income to bring him here. This is explained in “ Residence/work permits for non-EU citizens .”

The only help I offer on documents for getting married in Greece is above. The detailed guide for residents has been password protected due to the Greek government, embassies/consulates, lawyers and other online guides plagiarizing my information. It is very bureaucratic.

Sunny Collins wrote @ August 4th, 2014 at 17:43

您好,

I'm an American and do not reside in Greece.
My fiance is Greek and does not reside in Greece.
We will be having a religious ceremony in Zakynthos.

We've poured through several websites and spoken to authorities here in Dubai, UAE (where we reside) and we can't seem to find a clear answer regarding the required documents for a legal marriage in Greece.

I was hoping you could give us some pointers and clarify what exactly are the documents that will be required from us to be married legally in Greece.

谢谢。

回复:

I have a detailed guide on what documents are needed to get married in Greece, where to go, how much it costs and how long it takes at “ Getting married in Greece – for residents .” However, it is password protected due to official Greek government websites, embassies/consulates, lawyers and other online guides plagiarizing my information. If they simply gave credit or asked permission, it would be fine. But these people have no shame.

If your Greek fiance has relatives here, they can easily get the info in Greek by making a few calls. Additionally, the priest marrying you on Zakynthos can provide religious guidance.

jignyasa wrote @ August 16th, 2014 at 06:10

hi,
my fiance and I plan to get married in greece although our marriage will be registered in india.
my fiance is jewish and I am a hindu.
greek weddings have always fancied me therefore I would like to know if there is a possibility for the same. also it is just going to be the two of us with a short time so we want to keep it simple and nice for an experience!

look forward to hear from you.
many thanks,
jignyasa

回复:

As the article says above, you can have a symbolic ceremony in Greece if you plan to legally marry and register the marriage in another country. 所有最好的。

Katerina wrote @ September 19th, 2014 at 23:09

Hi girls (and guys!). I am Greek, registered at Rhodos, my fiance Dutch and we would like to marry in Thessaloniki because I used to live there and all my friend live there. The church is out of question. I have heard from friends that you can marry at Villa Bianca at Vasilissis Olgas or the Botanical Garden at Stavroupoli. But at Villa Biance you cannot enter the monument with all your guests and we would like to marry during October. How can we find the places that you are allowed to get married in Thessaloniki? Also, we would like to marry on Saturday or Sunday and not on a Wednesday (at the City Hall).
After reading the posts above we decided to get married here in Holland and then drop a party there in Thessaloniki. But we would like it to look like a wedding there also….You know, to have the whole wedding feeling. Any ideas would be much appreciated. 提前致谢!

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卡捷琳娜

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