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REGISTRATION of ACTS (VITAL RECORDS)


Greek citizens living abroad are required to register to the nearest Greek Consular Authority the major events of family life, such as births, marriages and deaths.
For a vital record (birth, marriage, death registration) to be drawn up at one of Greece’s Consular Authorities abroad, the event being recorded needs to have occurred in the region of that Consular Authority’s responsibility/jurisdiction.
Greek citizens interested in registering births, marriages or deaths must appear in person at the Consular Authority. A death registration requires that the relative, funeral home employee or other legally interested party declaring the death appear in person at the Consular Authority.
General requirements as to the supporting documents needed by the Consular Authority to draw up a vital record include verification of the identity of the applicant(s) and evidence of the volition of the applicant(s), as well as verification of the identity of the person concerned in the vital record, as follows:
Registration of birth:
Registration of a birth with a Consular Mission requires that the birth take place in one of the States or Territories of jurisdiction of the specific Consulate General or Consulate.
The following supporting documents must be submitted:
(Please note that before a birth can be registered, the parents’ marriage must already have been registered in Greece)
1.      Applicant’s recent (not more than six months) original birth certificate from the local Births, Deaths and Marriages State Office.
2.      Parents’ recent (not more than six months) municipal registration/family status certificate from the competent municipality in Greece and their Greek passports or identification cards (if they have obtained such). Municipal registration certificates should be recently issued, so as to reflect the relevant administrative reforms introduced in Greece. If not available, they can be obtained through the competent Consular Authority. Please, note that when you register the birth of your child at the same time as, or within a short time of, your marriage registration, you do not need to re-submit the municipal certificates.
3.   If there has been a christening, the Church Baptism Certificate.
4.   The applicant’s Australian passport.
Please note that if the applicant is an adult, he or she must come to the Consulate General or Consulate in person.
If the applicant is under 18, one of the parents will have to complete the registration procedure.
The fee for a declaration of birth is €10. The cost for each copy is €10. The consular rate of Euro-Australian dollars is set on a monthly basis.

Registration of marriage:
To have a marriage registered with a Greek Consular Authority in Australia the applicants must be married in one of the States or Territories of the specific Consulate General's or Consulate's jurisdiction.
The following supporting documents must be submitted:
1. Recent (not more than six months) original marriage certificate of the interested parties from the local Births, Deaths and Marriages State Office. We point out that this marriage certificate must include the  number of the marriage performed (first, second, etc.) for both husband and wife.
2. Recent (not more than six months) municipal registration certificate (from the competent municipality in Greece) for husband and wife (if they are both Greek citizens). If not available, it can be obtained through the competent Consular Authority. If only one of them is a Greek citizen, it is required to provide a birth certificate for the non-Greek spouse.
3. Passports and/ or identifications cards for husband and wife.
The fee for a marriage registration is €10. The cost for each copy is €10. The consular rate of Euro-Australian dollars is set on a monthly basis.

Registration of death:
To have a death registered with a Greek Consular Authority in Australia, the deceased must have passed away in one of the States or Territories of jurisdiction of the specific Consulate General or Consulate.
The following supporting documents must be submitted:
1.      Original Death certificate issued by the local Births, Deaths and Marriages State Office. (Please note that a medical certificate of death from the Hospital might also be required if the cause of death and particulars of doctor who certified the death are not clearly mentioned in the death certificate).
2.      Greek passport of the deceased (if available).
3.      Greek identity card of the deceased (if available).
4.      Greek voting booklet of the deceased (if available).
5.      Passport of identity card of the declarant.
6. Recent (not more than six months) certificate of family status of the deceased issued by the competent municipality in Greece. If not available it can be obtained through the competent Consular Authority.
7.  Solemn declaration which is filled and signed by a person having a legitimate interest (stating the Greek ID number of the deceased, the Greek Social Security Registration Number of the deceased, the Greek Taxation number of the deceased and the social insurance authority (for pension) of the deceased, if available).
The fee for an act of death is €10. The cost for each copy is €10. The consular rate of Euro-Australian dollars is set on a monthly basis.



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