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Issuing a civil marriage license for foreigners

Description

Required documentation for issuing a civil marriage license for foreigners.

Notes and Clarifications

Entitled to issue a civil marriage license are the foreigners living on Greek territory and reside in Greece legally, meaning they have a residence permit or tourist visa (L. 1975/91, No. 31 par. 2). For the Syrians, apart from the above, a special approval is required by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the here embassy of Syria. Public documents that have been drawn up by a foreigner public authority, must also be presented in their initial version (in a foreign language). For the states that have signed the convention of Hague (1961), public documents must bear the special validation of Hague. For the states that have not signed the convention of Hague (1961), public documents must bear validation from the Greek Embassy of their country. If the aforementioned validation does not exist, they will be stamped by their embassy in Greece and validated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (10 Arionos Street - Psiri).

Common: Immigrants
Subjects: Foreigners in Greece, Marriage
Life Episodes: Getting Married