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Anyone get married in Greece??

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girlladywoman · 04/05/2022 21:06

So rather than pay a wedding planner at least £800 to sort our documents, we would like to see how easy it is to do it ourselves.

From what I've read, we need:
~ Passports
~ Birth certificates
~ CNI (£35pp) to be completed in English and Greek and notarised at the Embassy in London
~ Copy or newspaper where we didn't notices were published 8 days before application for marriage license is published

Where and how do we apply for the marriage license? How much is it?

What have I missed?

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girlladywoman · 04/05/2022 21:10

And the Green consulate can officially translate the documents - anyone know the fee for this?

And marriages must be registered at the local Registrar's Office/Office of Vital Statistics (Lixiarhio) within 40 days following the ceremony.

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girlladywoman · 04/05/2022 21:13

I think the fees for celebrant is 300 euros?

I hope someone has done this and can help! 😄

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girlladywoman · 04/05/2022 21:16

Also, does anyone know what an official Apostille is?

And where we can get an apostille stamp on the copy of our birth certificate, and how much this costs?

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PartyPlan · 04/05/2022 21:19

This sounds like an absolute minefield and well worth paying for someone who knows what they’re doing to arrange.

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girlladywoman · 04/05/2022 21:19

@PartyPlan hahahahaha this is exactly what I ended up thinking after I'd written all of that 😂

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Louise0701 · 04/05/2022 21:20

We did and we just paid the planner. So much easier and stress free!

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girlladywoman · 04/05/2022 21:20

@Louise0701 how much did you pay? 🧐 Is £800 reasonable?

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Louise0701 · 04/05/2022 21:37

It was 2014 and we paid around £450 so that’s probably about right. It was the wedding planner at the hotel who did it for us. We took our documents to the town hall on day 3 of the holiday and that was all we got involved in really, she handled the rest.

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MissBattleaxe · 04/05/2022 21:39

Just pay the £800! sounds like a minefield otherwise.

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