Register Foreign Divorce in Cyprus

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Register Foreign Divorce

This service is available across Cyprus

Who Can Benefit from this Service?

The process to register a foreign divorce in Cyprus is structured to accommodate individuals who have finalised their divorce proceedings outside Cyprus and wish to have these recognized within the Cypriot legal system. 

This service is particularly crucial for expats living in Cyprus or Cypriot citizens who obtained a divorce abroad and now require its legal acknowledgment in Cyprus to ensure their marital status is correctly updated in the country, specifically:

  • Expats residing in Cyprus with divorce decrees issued from other countries.
  • Cypriot citizens who obtained a divorce outside Cyprus.
  • Individuals looking to remarry in Cyprus and need their previous divorce recognised.
Who Can Benefit from this Service?

Useful Information

  • In Cyprus, the registration of a foreign divorce is regulated primarily by the "Family Courts Law" (Law No. 23/1990) and the "Regulation of Marriages Law" (Law No. 104(I)/2003). These laws are part of Cyprus's legal framework to register and enforce foreign judicial decisions, including divorce decrees, under specific conditions.
  • The "Family Courts Law" outlines the jurisdiction and procedures of the family courts in Cyprus, including matters related to the recognition of foreign court judgments. The "Regulation of Marriages Law" provides the legal basis for the registration of marriages and divorces, including those obtained abroad, in the relevant Cypriot registries.
  • For a foreign divorce to be recognised and registered in Cyprus, it typically needs to meet certain criteria, such as:
    • Jurisdiction: The foreign court that issued the divorce decree had the proper jurisdiction to do so.
    • Due Process: The divorce proceedings abroad complied with the principles of due process, meaning that both parties were given a fair opportunity to present their case.
    • Public Policy: The recognition of the foreign divorce does not contravene Cypriot public policy.
  • Once a foreign divorce meets the necessary criteria, it can be registered with the relevant authorities in Cyprus, thereby recognising its legal effects in Cyprus. 
Useful Information


  • A legalised or apostilled copy of the foreign divorce decree.
  • A certified translation of the divorce decree into Greek or English, depending on the court's requirement.
  • Application for the recognition of the foreign divorce decree filed with the competent Cypriot court.

Procedure: Our Approach

  • Assessment of Documents: Review of the foreign divorce decree to ensure it meets Cyprus legal standards for recognition.
  • Legal Representation: Filing of the application on your behalf and representation in any court proceedings, if necessary.
  • Follow-up and Communication: Keeping you informed on the status of your application and any court dates or requirements
Procedure: Our Approach

Benefits to Clients

  • Expertise in Cyprus Family Law: Our team has extensive experience in the recognition of foreign divorces, ensuring a smooth and effective process.
  • Efficient Processing: We aim to make the process as quick and hassle-free as possible, understanding the importance of your time.
  • Personalised Support: Tailored advice and support throughout the entire process, reflecting your unique circumstances.
Benefits to Clients

Key Elements of this Service

  • Detailed guidance on gathering and preparing all necessary documentation.
  • Expert navigation of the Cyprus legal system and its requirements for foreign divorce recognition.
  • Support and representation from experienced family law professionals in Cyprus.

By choosing our service, you ensure that your foreign divorce is recognised in Cyprus, allowing you to move forward with your life in Cyprus without legal uncertainties regarding your marital status. Our team is here to provide the support and expertise you need, ensuring your application is handled with care and professionalism.

Key Elements of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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