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Legal papers and Apostille stamp for a Catholic Wedding in Greece

1.  Copies of bride and groom's  passports. 
2. Baptism Certificates of both parties. Requires signature of priest who performed the baptism, and of a superior authority (such as a cardinal or bishop). These documents should be requested, signed and dated close to your wedding date.
3. Confirmation Certificates for both parties. Requires signature of the priest who performed the baptism, and of a superior authority (such as a cardinal or bishop). These documents should be requested, signed and dated close to your wedding date. 
4. Freedom to Marry Certificate of both parties. These certificates must be obtained  from the parish in which you were baptized, and must be dated within three months of the marriage. Requires the signature of priest who performed the baptism, and a superior authority (such as cardinal or bishop). The second signature should be dated close to your wedding date.

Please note: If the date of your confirmation is not recorded in the parish in which you were baptized, you should request it from the parish in which you were confirmed.

Please take these certificates to your current present parish priest, who will make the prenuptial inquiries and give catechetical instruction.

5. Written permission must be obtained from your bishop to have your marriage performed in Greece and your chosen location, in accordance with Canon 1115 of the Codex Juris Canonici. Please discuss this with your Pastor.
6. Certificates of both parties  stating that you have completed the Pre-Cana  instruction class or meetings.
7. Letter of no Impediment to  Marriage / Letter of Single Status / Affidavit of Single Status and no Impediment to Marriage.

This can be obtained  from your local Town Hall / Registrar’s Office / Statistics Office. One is required for each party. The affidavit of Single Status and no Impediment to Marriage only applies to US Citizens / Residents. This letter requires an apostille stamp prior to translation.

Please note that all documents must be sent to Archbishop Office for review, and must be sent to us at least three months prior to your wedding.

Important notes:

All documents, must be translated and certified at the Greek Embassy / Consulate in your country -  no other translation source is acceptable.

Once you have gathered all the documents and translations, we will advise you a fax number to be sent and we will forward to the local priest for pre-approval. Once your documents are pre-approved, all original documents (Greek and English) must be sent to us prior to your wedding date, and make sure that all legalities are in order and proceed on time.

An apostille stamp is the seal of the  relevant State / Country / Commonwealth office  in accordance  with the Hague Convention; it allows the document to be used officially in a foreign country. The stamp refers to the relevant legislation and indicates the validity of the document for  international use.  All above documents need to have the apostille stamp on each of them. Each document need its own stamp.
Catholic weddings must be performed in your native language and only in specific locations in Greece. Please inform us, what is your native language.
 

A destination Catholic marriage in Greece can be arranged by us and we guide you stp by step the whole procedure  for getting married in the Greek islands

http://www.marryme.com.gr/marryme/package/catholic_weddings_in_greece

If you have any further questions about your marriage in Greece please do not hesitate to contact us at info@marryme.com.gr or give us a call at 30-6951-830702.

 

 

 

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