The Process

Getting married abroad although exciting can sound daunting but you can rest  assured that we will do our outmost to make it as easy as possible. Below you will find a comprehensive list of all documents that are required for a civil wedding in Greece. Civil ceremonies are held at the local town hall of Hanioti, only 40 minutes drive away. You may want your guests to attend this ceremony or you may prefer to organise a reading of the vows  in one of the many spectacular venues within Sani Resort. 

This is all you need to get married in Greece:

> Local Charge payable at the Town Hall (150.00 Euro)
> Bride`s and groom`s passports
> The photograph page of your passports officially certified by a solicitor
> Bride`s and groom`s birth certificates
> Divorce certificate(s) (if applicable) 
> Wedding license, issued in your country of residence, OR a certificate of non-impediment for both bride and groom
> Legal documentation of name change (if applicable)
> Widow/widower certificate (if applicable)
All above documents, must be officially certified/legalised by The Legalisation Office's "Apostil Seal" (Hague convention of 5 October 1961).

Attach the Apostil Seal at the back of each of the above documents - it is
not acceptable to authenticate all your papers with only one Apostil. Each paper needs a separate Apostil stamp.

You can get your documents certified in the UK by:

The Legalisation Office
Norfolk House (West)
437 Silbury Boulevard
Milton Keynes
Telephone:01908 295 111 09:30 - 15:30 Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

Fax: 01908 295 122

E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

All above documents must be officially translated in Greek. Translation and approval of the translation can be done by the Greek Consulate or the Greek Embassy. The marriage documents will need to be translated back to English when returning to the UK, and then registered locally.

Please fax photocopies from above documentation to Anna our Wedding Planner, no later than 30 days prior to your wedding date:

Mrs. Anna Wohlfart
Wedding Planner
Sani Resort
Sales & Marketing Department
Fax : +30 23740 99508
Email: [email protected]

All the original documents and the official translations will be handed to Anna the wedding planner upon your arrival.

Please note that all the documentation required has to be issued not earlier than 3 months before the wedding date. Otherwise it will not be accepted by the Greek authorities.

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