Getting married in Cyprus? 

Some recent good news for couples getting married in Cyprus.  Cyprus requires an Apostilled official copy of any previous decree absolute for those getting married following a previous divorce.  The UK courts now issue their orders in pdf format but the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), which issues Apostilles in the UK, will only Apostille a court order with a wet signature or seal on it, not a printed version of a pdf.  While these can be ordered from the court, they can take weeks to arrive.  Until now this has proved to be an insurmountable problem for those getting married in Cyprus in the near future.  However, a printed version of a pdf decree absolute, which I accompanied by a notarial certificate, was recently accepted by the marriage registrar in Cyprus.  One happy couple and a possible breakthrough on the pdf court order front!

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