Civil law

Contracting a Civil Marriage, in the Republic of Cyprus

Weddings in Cyprus: What types of weddings are possible? The legal definition of a marriage can be complicated to a foreigner. While Cyprus doesn’t legally recognize gay marriage, same sex civil unions and registered partnerships are legally recognized. Civil ceremonies are common. They must take place in a town hall or other authorized venue. A venue may become authorized by paying a fee and obtaining a license. In fact, couples of mixed religions often choose to marry in Cyprus if they cannot marry at home. READ MORE