Please read carefully the following details of the documents / legal requirements that are laid down by the Greek authorities to enable you to marry in Greece. If you have any questions please contact us.
All documents must be originals OR certified copies and all must be legalised by an Apostille Stamp* obtained from the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO). We will confirm the date your documents must be in Rhodes, and the address to send them to.
*What is an Apostille Stamp?
An Apostille Stamp legalises your documents and confirms they are true copies, which is necessary for the legalisation procedure to take place in Greece. Further information can be found on the FCO website: https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised they cost £30 per document, payable to the FCO.
We suggest you call the FCO before posting to check that all your documents are correct and in order.
All documents will be held in the local registrar office in Rhodes and are not returned to you.
Translations are arranged in Rhodes, with four documents included in our package cost (UK documents only). There will be a supplement to pay for additional documents or for document from another country.
It is your responsibility to submit the correct documents in plenty of time. We cannot guarantee that your wedding ceremony will go ahead if your paperwork is incorrect or you fail to send it in enough time for use to get translated and submitted in good time to the relevant Town Hall. We have to submit your translated documents no later than two weeks prior to your wedding date; failure to submit in time may result in your wedding ceremony not going ahead.
We recommend you use DHL to send your documents to Rhodes, as they are the only company who can deliver to Justine’s address due to the remote area she lives in.
Please do not use normal postal services or Royal Mail Parcelforce, as they do not track your documents to Rhodes.