Below is a list of the documents required in Rhodes for a CIVIL wedding:

At least one month before your wedding copies of the following documents, complete with Apostille stamps, must be submitted to us via fax or E-mail, at Unique Weddings Rhodes:

Please note that not all documents may be relevant to you!

On consultation, we will advise you clearly as to what exactly you will need!
• Passports – accompanied by exact photocopies.
• Full A4 Birth Certificates with both parents’ names.
• A Decree Absolute, if divorced.
• The spouse’s Death Certificate, if widowed.
• An Adoption Certificate, if adopted.
• A Deed Poll Certificate, if you have changed your name [this must be signed by a UK public notary or a solicitor].
• Your local Registrar’s Office must issue each of you with a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage. The issuing of this certificate may take up to one month and there is a fee to pay. This must not be obtained more than 3 months prior to your wedding date.

• Apostilles For residents of the UK all the necessary certificates and documents must be legalised by the Foreign Office, London http://www.fco.gov.uk who attach an Apostille to the reverse of each document. This takes approximately 10 days and costs £30 per document plus p&p.
• Copies of the relevant paperwork must be received by Unique Weddings Rhodes as soon as possible before your arrival in Rhodes. The original documents and all Apostilles documents must be produced at the first consultation with your wedding co-ordinator here in Rhodes. These documents will be officially translated and submitted to the appropriate authorities here, by us, in Rhodes.

For nationals and residents of other countries we will advise you of the procedure independently.

Please note that these documents (with the exception of your passports) may be held by the Greek authorities and NOT be returned to you (this especially applies to weddings in Lindos).

On Returning to the UK
Your marriage in Greece is legally recognised, worldwide.

Below is a list of the documentation required to meet the demands of a CATHOLIC wedding:
At least one month before the wedding and before you leave the UK, copies of the documentation required by both the state and the church must be submitted to us, via fax or Email, at Unique Weddings Rhodes:

State Requirements: 
• Full Birth Certificates for both parties detailing your name and surname; your father’s and mother’s name and surname, your date and place of birth and also your nationality.
• If there has been a change of name by either party, a copy of the Deed Poll Certificate is required.
• Apostilles
• All the necessary certificates and documents must be legalised by the Foreign Office, London, http://www.fco.gov.uk who attach an Apostille to the reverse of each document. This takes approximately 10 days, and costs £30.00 per document.
• Copies of the relevant paperwork must be received by Unique Weddings Rhodes as soon as possible before your arrival in Rhodes. The original documents and all Apostilles documents must be produced at the first consultation with your wedding co-ordinator here in Rhodes. These documents will be officially translated and submitted to the appropriate authorities here, by us, in Rhodes.

Church Requirements: 
• Baptism Certificate.
• Confirmation Certificate.
• Letter of Freedom from the diocese in your own country.
• Letter of Dispensation should a Catholic be marrying a non-catholic

When you arrive in Rhodes:
State Requirements
Copies of the state required paperwork must be received by Unique Weddings Rhodes as soon as is possible before your arrival in Rhodes. The original documents and all Apostilles documents must be produced at the first consultation with your wedding co-ordinator here in Rhodes. These documents will be officially translated and submitted to the appropriate authorities here, by us, in Rhodes.

Church Requirements 
• Documents for the Church must be presented at the church of your choice.
• Your wedding co-ordinator will accompany you for your initial meeting with the priest.

After the wedding ceremony the marriage must be registered
in the Registry Office of Rhodes (Rhodes Town
).

In order to do this you will need to have:
• All documents, as mentioned above, as being required by the State.
• The marriage certificate signed by the officiating priest bearing the official stamp of the church
• Your passports
• Photocopies of your passports.

Please note that these documents (with the exception of your passports) may be held by the Greek authorities and NOT be returned to you.

On Returning to the UK 
Your marriage in Greece is legally recognised, worldwide.

IMPORTANT!
We, at Unique Weddings Rhodes, will do the utmost to realise your dreams but the production of the paperwork is your responsibility and the requirements and procedures must be strictly followed.