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Registration (Births, Deaths, Marriages)

REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGES IN THE UK:

  • Valid passports or Greek ID cards of the newly-weds.
  • Certificate of registration of the Greek spouse/es with a Municipality in Greece (not older than 6 months).
  • Greek spouse must attend in person for the registration of the marriage. If both spouses are Greek, only one of them needs to be present.

Provided that all documents are submitted, the marriage is registered on the same day

CIVIL WEDDING IN THE CONSULATE (When both spouses are Greek nationals):

  • Application for a civil wedding to be addressed to the Consular Office (provided at the Consular Office).
  • Original marriage licenses and certificates of birth, issued by the Greek Municipalities
  • The valid passports of the future spouses or their Greek ID cards.
  • Two witnesses (holding valid passports) must attend the wedding.

Previous communication with the Consular Office (tel. 02073135600 or 02073135609 or email: ) is required, for the setting of the date of the wedding.

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS IN THE UK:

  • The original British FULL/ LONG birth certificate of the child (that states the names of the parents) with Apostille legalisation (https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised) – No translation is required.
  • Valid passports or Greek ID cards of both parents.
  • Certificate of family status by the Municipality in Greece, for the Greek spouse/es (where the marriage must appear as registered, if the parents are married). It must not be older than 6 months.

  • For male children: In case that the registration takes place 3 months or more after the actual date of birth, an age verification certificate is issued. Two colour photos of the baby are required.
  • The Greek parent must attend in person for the registration of the birth.

In case the child’s mother is a non-Greek national, the Decentralised Administration where the father’s Municipality belongs to, must issue a decision on citizenship. Το this purpose the following documents are required to be additionally provided:

  • Official translation of the apostilled full birth certificate into Greek (by the Translation Services of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs or a Greek lawyer)
  • Certificate of No Impediment for the mother, issued by the competent authority of her country of origin, with Apostille legalisation and official translation into Greek. (If the country has not signed the Convention on Apostille, then the document must be legalised by the Greek Consular authority of the country of origin, or the Diplomatic Authority of the country of origin in Greece and the Legalisation Department of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
  • If the mother is a British citizen, then she can sign a personal Statement stating that she was not married when the child was born.

In case that the parents were not married at the time of the birth, a child’s recognition deed will be issued prior to the registration. The physical presence of both parents is required.

The physical presence of the child is not required.

Provided that all documents are submitted, the birth is registered on the same day.

REGISTATION OF DIVORCE IN THE UK (IF DIVORCE IS ISSUED AFTER 01.03.2001)

  • Original family status certificate of the Greek spouse issued by the Municipality in Greece, where the marriage appears as registered (not older than 6 months).
  • For church weddings: the Divorce Order issued by the parish where the wedding was performed.
  • Passports or Greek ID cards of both spouses.
  • Greek spouse must attend in person for the registration of the divorce. If both spouses are Greek, only one of them needs to be present.

Provided that all documents are submitted, the divorce is registered on the same day.

If the divorce is issued prior to the above mentioned date (01.03.2001), it can be registered only in Greece, care of the Greek national, so that the competent Greek Court may certify the validity of the foreign Court Divorce Order.

REGISTRATION OF DEATH OF GREEK NATIONALS:

  • The Greek Passport or ID card of the deceased.
  • Certificate of registration of the deceased with a Municipality in Greece (not older than 6 months).
  • Original death certificate issued by the British Borough of the deceased.
  • Valid passport or Greek ID card of the person who comes to declare the death.

Provided that all documents are submitted, the death is registered on the same day.

REPATRIATION OF THE DECEASED:

  • Original death certificate issued by the British Borough of the deceased (dully legalized by an Apostille stamp by the competent British Authorities www.fco.gov.uk).
  • Death certificate issued by the Consular Office (provided that the deceased was a Greek National).
  • Coroner’s certificate (dully legalized by an Apostille stamp by the competent British Authorities www.fco.gov.uk) (usually care of the Funeral Services Agency).
  • Embalmment certificate (dully legalized by an Apostille stamp by the competent British Authorities www.fco.gov.uk) (usually care of the Funeral Services Agency).
  • “Permission to exit UK” certificate issued by the relevant British Authority (usually care of the Funeral Services Agency).

Previous communication with the Consular Office (tel. 02073135600 or 02073135609) is required, in order to arrange a date for the sealing.

REPATRIATION OF ASHES

  • Original death certificate issued by the British Borough of the deceased (dully legalized by an Apostille stamp by the competent British Authorities www.fco.gov.uk).
  • Certificate of cremation (dully legalized by an Apostille stamp by the competent British Authorities www.fco.gov.uk).

Previous communication with the Consular Office (tel. 02073135600 or 02073135609) is required, in order to arrange a date for the sealing.

AUTOMATIC REQUEST OF MUNICIPAL CERTIFICATES


The Municipal Certificates (of birth, family status, death, registration) must not be older than six months. Only certificates in original form are accepted. If you do not have an original or a recent one, the Consular Office may request it on your behalf, as long as you contact us at least one week prior to your scheduled appointment. You need to fill in, in GREEK, the application form, specifying the municipality you are registered with, as well as the type of certificate you request, and e-mail it as an attachment to: or fax it at: 0207 313 8990.

For information regarding consular fees, please click Here.

To book an appointment, please click Here.

Last Updated Tuesday, 25 October 2016
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