Pixel Tours Travel & Wedding Agency

Pyrgos, Santorini island

Greece, 84700

Tel: +30 22860 27085

Email: annasantorini@gmail.com

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United States of America

Please follow the below strict rules for a perfect and hassle free wedding:

 

-You are solely responsible to read and follow the instructions and timelines as given below. Failure to follow all the below Greek government's legal requirements, will result to not be able to have a legal wedding but you can always switch to a Symbolic wedding.

-Please remember... these requirements are from the Greek government and not by me, therefore they might change so you have to contact me 3 months before the wedding to ask me if there is any change.

Documentation required for citizens of United States of America

There are two (2) completely different ways to obtain your legal documentation in order to get married in Greece. Below you will find both of them and the documents required. 

First Way

 

- Copy of your US passports for both the bride and the groom. If you have your own witnesses, a copy of their passport is also required.

- You have to be 21 years and older to get married.

- Birth certificates (long form that mentions both your parents names) for both the bride and the groom with apostle stamp for each certificate from your Department of State and Greek translation for each certificate by the Greek Embassy of your area OR via our agency. No other source is acceptable.

- Divorce or Death or  Adoption certificates if any.

-Change of name certificate if any.

- Affidavit of marital status from the US Embassy in Athens, Greece for both the bride and the groom that you have to obtain in person and it takes no more than 30 minutes. The affidavit of marital status is a confirmation signed under oath by the American citizen before a Consular officer confirming that there is no impediment to the marriage.The affidavit must be completed in English and Greek. To have that obtained you should make an appointment asap with the Embassy's notary office at http://athens.usembassy.gov/other_services.html. The cost for each notarization is around $50.

​- To find information more on how to obtain these affidavits, You can contact the embassy here 91 Vasilissis Sophias Avenue, Athens 10160, Greece, Telephone: 011-30-210-721-2951 and email them here AthensAmEmb@state.gov

Second Way

 

- Copy of your US passports for both the bride and the groom. If you have your own witnesses, a copy of their passport is also required.

- You have to be 21 years and older to get married.

- Birth certificates (long form that mentions both your parents names) for both the bride and the groom with apostle stamp for each certificate from your Department of State that the birth certificates were issued and Greek translation for each certificate by the Greek Embassy of your area OR via our agency. No other source is acceptable.

- Marriage license from your State. I know this is not valid for use in Greece but the Greek authorities still require this. And an advise....when you will got to obtain this document from your local source, do not tell them what do you need it for, as this will complicate everything terribly for you. By getting one, it doesn't mean you have to use it too. This document doesn't require and apostle stamp.

- Divorce or Death certificates if any, for both the bride and the groom with apostle stamp for each certificate from your Department of State and Greek translation for each certificate by the Greek Embassy of your area OR via our agency. No other source is acceptable.

- Single Status letter or Affidavit of Marriage or Search of Marriage Record for both the bride and the groom, from your country clerk or vital statistics office of the State your are resident. Please note that each of the 50 States has a different name for this document but you will find below a sample to print so you can use it with your local authorities. They also need with apostle stamp for each certificate from your Department of State and Greek translation for each certificate by the Greek Embassy of your area OR via our agency. No other source is acceptable.

- Adoption certificates if any, for both the bride and the groom with apostle stamp for each certificate from your Department of State and Greek translation for each certificate by the Greek Embassy of your area OR via our agency. No other source is acceptable.

- Notary public statements that states you are free to marry for both the bride and the groom with apostle stamp for each certificate from your Department of State and Greek translation for each certificate by the Greek Embassy of your area OR via our agency. No other source is acceptable.

Important Notes

- All the above documents, need to have apostle stamps on each of them. The apostle stamp serves the purpose of authenticating your document for use abroad. Each document needs its own stamp. You can obtain these stamps from your Department of State. Birth certificates must have apostle stamp by the State they were issued. 

- All the above documents, need to be translate via the Greek Embassy of your area OR via our agency. No other source is acceptable. 

 - You have to be in Santorini 1 (one) business day after your wedding to register your wedding. If that is not possible, you must obtain a document that will give my agency the authority to register your wedding on your behalf and you have to contact me to send you via email a sample of that document.

- I need the wedding documents 1 month before the wedding in my hands. Please email me copies of them when ready, to make sure nothing is missing. Please do not post them before I approve them.

-All your documents will be held in Greece forever, therefore if you wish to keep your original documents, please apply for new certified copies to send us which of course need to have an apostle stamp each as previously mentioned above.

- Last but not least, your documents cannot be older than 3 months from your wedding date.