Register Foreign Divorce in Greece

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Register Foreign Divorce

This service is available across Greece

Who Is This Service For?

The service to register a foreign divorce in Greece is designed to assist individuals who have obtained a divorce abroad and wish to have it recognised and registered within the Greek legal system. 

The process and requirements for recognising a foreign divorce in Greece are detailed and specific, ensuring that the foreign decree complies with Greek legal standards and international agreements.

This is particularly relevant for expats or individuals with legal ties to Greece who have undergone divorce proceedings outside of Greece, specifically:

  • Individuals with a foreign divorce decree seeking legal recognition in Greece.
  • Expats or residents with matrimonial ties to Greece.
  • Individuals needing to validate their marital status within the Greek legal system for various civil or legal matters.
Who Is This Service For?


  • The foreign divorce decree must be final and irrevocable, clearly stated within the decree or via a certification from the issuing court​​.
  • Recognition of divorces from EU member states (excluding Denmark) post-March 1, 2001, or from the date of the country's EU accession if later, adheres to specific EU regulations. 
  • Additionally, divorces from Bulgaria post-January 1, 2007, and certain other countries including Armenia, Georgia, Romania, and Syria, are subject to bilateral agreements and laws​​.

Process: Step by Step

  1. Initial Review: Assess the foreign divorce decree's eligibility for recognition based on Greek law and international agreements.
  2. Document Preparation: Ensure all necessary documents, including the original or a certified copy of the divorce decree and a certification of its finality, are duly translated and apostilled if required.
  3. Legal Submission: Submit the application and accompanying documents to the competent Greek court or relevant authority for recognition.
  4. Registration: Upon recognition, proceed with the registration of the divorce decree in the special registry of the Greek municipality, if applicable.
Process: Step by Step

Benefits of this Service

  • Expertise in Greek and International Family Law: Our team's deep understanding ensures smooth navigation through the recognition process.
  • Efficient and Comprehensive Service: From document preparation to submission, we handle all aspects meticulously.
  • Client-Centered Approach: We prioritise your needs and circumstances, offering personalised advice and support.
Benefits of this Service

Key Components of this Service

  • Adherence to Greek legal requirements and international agreements for the recognition of foreign divorces.
  • Guidance on document preparation, including translation and legalisation.
  • Assistance with the entire recognition process, from initial review to final registration.
  • Expertise in handling cases from EU countries and those with specific bilateral agreements with Greece.

For individuals seeking to recognise a foreign divorce decree in Greece, understanding and navigating the legal requirements is crucial. Our service provides comprehensive support throughout this process, ensuring that your foreign divorce is recognised in accordance with Greek law and applicable international agreements.

Key Components 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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