Issue of a civil marriage licence

From National Registry of Administrative Public Services



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At a glance

Points of service

Municipalities

Number of required documents

5 to 8

Fees

18 €

Deadline of completion

8 days

Description

The procedure concerns the granting by the mayor of a licence to citizens residing in the local Municipality and want to enter into a civil marriage.

Basic information

Competent body

MINISTRY OF INTERIOR

Authority/Public body’s Unit responsible for the institutional framework of the procedure


Provided to

Related links

Validity duration

6 months

Notes

According to the law, in order for the marriage to take place, whether as a civil marriage or as a marriage solemnised by the Eastern Orthodox church, a licence is required for the mayor of the last place of residence of each of the persons to be married.

Application

Application Type

Application

Submission by:

Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

Submitted by:

Persons

Title

Application for a marriage licence.

Notes:

Every person who is about to be married submits the marriage licence with the required supporting documents to his/her Municipality. The application shall include the name and surname of the persons, their profession, the name of their parents where they were born, the place where they last lived and the place where the marriage is to be performed. ( The application shall include the individual elements listed in the first paragraph of Article 1369 CC, both the person submitting it and the other person, with whom the marriage is about to take place).

What you will need

Means of authentication, identification and signature

Identification document, Identification with TAXISnet codes

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    Requirements

      Fees

        Related


        Means of redress or appeal:

        Judicial redress

        Where the person responsible for issuing the licence refuses to grant it, the competent Single Judge Court of First Instance shall decide irrevocably in accordance with the provisions of Jurisdiction of the Code of Civil Procedure; the judicial decision shall be issued in 10 days following the submission of the application.

        Output & Results

        Output

        Administrative Act, Document Production, Payment Document Production

        Steps

          Digital steps

            Other information

            Alternative titles

            Marriage licence, granting of a marriage permit, civil marriage licence

            Official title

            Civil marriage licence

            Languages supported

            Greek

            Registries updated

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            Legislation

              Categories

              Τype of procedure

              Trigger

              Applied for

              Trigger (submission method)

              Application (digital), Application (handwritten)

              Life events

              Type

              Outgoing
              G1


            • 1 Administrative Each of the persons wishing to marry each other in any of the types of marriage defined in Article 1367 of the Civil Code shall address before the marriage is concluded to the mayor or the president of the community of his residence an application requesting that the licence provided for in Article 1368 of the Civil Code be granted to him/her. If this is not a case not falling into the second paragraph of Article 1369 CC, it is requested to make the public notice with the same application, in accordance with the first paragraph of Article 1369 CC.


              No No

            • 2 Age Any person who has attained the 18th year of age (adult) shall be capable of any legal act. It is mandatory to submit: a) an extract of the applicants birth certificate, showing the date and year of birth or a birth certificate from the civil registry of the applicant b) in the case of an applicant who is a minor, a declaration by the person having his/her custody that he or she consents to the performance by the applicant of the marriage in question or a certified copy of a final court decision, by which consent was given on the ground that the person having custody refused to give it, or a declaration by the latter that he or she gives consent, made either to a notary or to the magistrate of the minors place of residence, who shall verify, on the basis of documentary evidence attached to the instrument drawn up by them, the authority of the declarant to give consent; if the consent is given by the father and the mother, their signature, certified by the police, on the application is sufficient.


              No No

            • 3 Administrative Third party complaints. In any case, the mayor or the president of the Community should wait for a week from the date of the submission of the relevant application by third parties, the absence on the person of a positive condition or the existence on the person or his relationship with him or his or her, in which he or she is to be married. The complaint shall be made by any person in writing and shall be examined, if he or she is accompanied by serious evidence proving the case or expressed in the form of a responsible declaration of Law 105/1969. In the event of such a complaint, the mayor or the President of the Community shall promptly call on the person concerned to challenge it.


              No No

            • 1 Administrative fee for the marriage licence costing 18-EUR 18 €

              e-Administrative Fee code 2386

              Cost Calculation One-off

              Method of Payment Digital (debit / credit card), Digital (web banking), Hellenic Post

              Type of Cost e-Administrative Fee

              Fee Link https://www1.gsis.gr/sgsisapps/eparavolo/public/welcome.htm

              No

            • 1 Copy of an identity card Identification document

              Copy of an identity card

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 2244

            • 2 Date of birth: (a) 1 January 1964. Birth certificate

              Date of birth: (a) 1 January 1964.

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Notes: Extract from the birth record of the applicant showing the date and year of his/her birth or a birth certificate from his/her register

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 9224

            • 3 Consent or final judgment Rule

              Consent or final judgment

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Notes: In case the applicant is a minor, a declaration by the diligent person, consenting to the conclusion of that particular marriage or a certified copy of a final judicial decision, in which he/she was granted the consent on the ground that he/she refused to grant it to the person who is diligent or who is responsible, that he/she grants the consent either to a notary or to a peacekeeper of the residence of the minor who checks, on the basis of documents attached to the act by the declarant, the authority of the declarant to give the consent if the father and the mother give sufficient consent, attested by the police, on the request.

              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Age

              No 1127

            • 4 Photocopy of the proof of residence as defined by the Municipality (e.g. tax clearance, tax proof etc.) Proof of Residence

              Photocopy of the proof of residence as defined by the Municipality (e.g. tax clearance, tax proof etc.)

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 9347

            • 5 Publication - Announcement of marriage in a daily-local newspaper and presentation of the entire issue of the newspaper. Notification/Announcement

              Publication - Announcement of marriage in a daily-local newspaper and presentation of the entire issue of the newspaper.

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Notes: If the marriage is not completed within six months of notification, the notification must be repeated.

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 5743

            • 6 The procedure concerns the granting of the Marriage Certificate, which presupposes registration of the fact of the religious or civil marriage at the Registry Office of the Municipality, which was held in accordance with Law 344/1976. Marriage certificate

              The procedure concerns the granting of the Marriage Certificate, which presupposes registration of the fact of the religious or civil marriage at the Registry Office of the Municipality, which was held in accordance with Law 344/1976.

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/ipiresies/oikogeneia/oikogeneiake-katastase/lexiarkhike-praxe-gamou

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Relevant Procedure: Issue of a Civil Partnership Act

              Notes: Marriage certificate with its dissolution in case of 2nd, 3rd etc. grade of marriage.

              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Family

              No 9665

            • 7 The procedure concerns the issue of an electronic solemn declaration by the applicant or his/her relationships with the other person with whom he/she is to marry, none of the obstacles referred to in Articles 1354, 1356 1357, 1359, 1362, and 1365 of the Civil Code. The procedure concerns the issue of an electronic responsible statement by the person concerned without having to visit an administrative authority or a Point of Single Contact (ΚΕΠ-ΕΚΕ). You can enter the service of issuing the electronic solemn declaration in two (2) ways: (a) by your personal web banking codes in one of the available banks; or (b) by your personal access TAXISnet codes (after logging in once with your web banking codes to confirm your mobile phone number). Then, you will receive confirmation codes with SMS in your mobile bank;The electronic solemn declaration that you will issue is legally equivalent to a solemn declaration bearing a genuine signature and you can either send it electronically or print it out and submit it to a public authority. At the same time, the right of the citizen to physically sign the form of the Solemn Declaration under Law 1599/86 (Article 8) and to submit it to a competent authority as a supporting document for his/her case. Solemn Declaration

              The procedure concerns the issue of an electronic solemn declaration by the applicant or his/her relationships with the other person with whom he/she is to marry, none of the obstacles referred to in Articles 1354, 1356 1357, 1359, 1362, and 1365 of the Civil Code. The procedure concerns the issue of an electronic responsible statement by the person concerned without having to visit an administrative authority or a Point of Single Contact (ΚΕΠ-ΕΚΕ). You can enter the service of issuing the electronic solemn declaration in two (2) ways: (a) by your personal web banking codes in one of the available banks; or (b) by your personal access TAXISnet codes (after logging in once with your web banking codes to confirm your mobile phone number). Then, you will receive confirmation codes with SMS in your mobile bank;The electronic solemn declaration that you will issue is legally equivalent to a solemn declaration bearing a genuine signature and you can either send it electronically or print it out and submit it to a public authority. At the same time, the right of the citizen to physically sign the form of the Solemn Declaration under Law 1599/86 (Article 8) and to submit it to a competent authority as a supporting document for his/her case.

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/ipiresies/polites-kai-kathemerinoteta/psephiaka-eggrapha-gov-gr/ekdose-upeuthunes-deloses

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Relevant Procedure: Solemn declaration and electronic solemn declaration

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 7320

            • 8 The procedure concerns the granting of an extract from the Death Certificate, awarded to the closest relatives of the deceased, if drafted in accordance with Law 344/1976 as applicable. Death certificate

              The procedure concerns the granting of an extract from the Death Certificate, awarded to the closest relatives of the deceased, if drafted in accordance with Law 344/1976 as applicable.

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/ipiresies/oikogeneia/apoleia/lexiarkhike-praxe-thanatou

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Notes: Death Certificate in case of widowhood.

              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Family

              No 1701

            • 9 The procedure concerns the issue of an extract from the civil partnership certificate. A civil partnership certificate in which the dissolution of the civil partnership agreement will be registered. Civil Partnership certificate

              The procedure concerns the issue of an extract from the civil partnership certificate. A civil partnership certificate in which the dissolution of the civil partnership agreement will be registered.

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/ipiresies/oikogeneia/oikogeneiake-katastase/lexiarkhike-praxe-sumphonou-sumbioses


              Relevant Procedure: Issue of a Civil Partnership Act

              Notes: Marriage prefecture with its dissolution in case of 2nd, 3rd, etc. grade of marriage.

              Document submitted under requirements: No

              Alternative document of: 6

              Yes 3531

            • Presidential Decree 1368, 1369,1370 456 1984 164 Α

              Description Civil Code

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=19840100164

            • Law 1,2 1250 1982 46 Α

              Description For the establishment of a civil marriage.

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=19820100046

            • Presidential Decree 1-4 391 1982 73 Α

              Description To regulate details concerning the celebration of civil marriages, the granting of a marriage licence and the content of the certificate of civil or religious marriages.

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=19820100073

            • Joint Ministerial Decision 49806 2022 6088 Β

              Description Electronic application and issue of a civil marriage licence.

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=20220206088

            • 1 Receipt of an application after the attached supporting documents

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description Submission of the application of the person(s) concerned for the issue of a marriage licence and other supporting documents.

              No No


            • 2 Verification of the completeness of supporting documents

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Inspection

              Description Checking of supporting documents shall be compulsory after having been investigated whether the legal conditions for the marriage have been met and whether the notification has been made.

              Notes The data of the Birth Certificate, the ID card issued by the Police and the newspaper must be in accordance with each other.

              No No


            • 3 Receipt and protocol of the application

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description In case the supporting documents are checked and the conditions for granting a marriage licence are met, a protocol shall be given to the citizen.

              Yes No


            • 4 Reimbursement of application and supporting documents on grounds of non-fulfilment of cases


              Description Where the conditions are not met or there are no supporting documents, the application shall be returned.

              Yes Yes


            • 5 Expected period of time for a complaint or possible obstruction by a third person

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Department

              Μethod of Implementation Action of the executive / co-competent body

              Description After lodging the request, the mayor shall wait for a week for a possible complaint from third parties or an obstacle to marriage.

              Notes In the event of such a complaint, the mayor shall without delay invite the person concerned to refute it.

              No No


            • 6 Suspension of proceedings on the basis of a verification of any complaint

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description Suspension of the procedure for a review of the complaint

              No No


            • 7 Adoption of a marriage licence

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Signature

              Description Granting of a marriage licence

              Yes Yes


            • 8 Non-granting of a marriage licence



              Yes Yes




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