The UK now has a centralised Court in Southampton for dealing with Divorces and won't accept a certified copy of a Cypriot Marriage Certificate and need it confirmed by a Solicitor / Notary - then it must be taken to Milton Keynes to be 'checked' for authenticity ..
Get your document certified
You asked us to send this information to you while checking whether your documents can be legalised.
Before submitting your application you need to get the following document certified:
Marriage Certificate (UK issued by someone other than GRO)
Certain documents must be certified in the UK by a solicitor or 'notary public' before they can be legalised.
When the solicitor or notary public signs the document, they must:
have a valid practising certificate
sign the document in the UK
state the action they have taken eg witnessed, certified a copy, confirmed as original
use their personal signature, not a company signature
include the date of certification
include their name and company address
The solicitor or notary public’s signature must be an original, hand-written signature. We can't accept a photocopy or scan of a signature.
If they add a notarial certificate, it must be attached to the document. The certificate must also contain a specific reference to the document they have certified.
If a notary public from England, Wales or Northern Ireland signs a document for legalisation, they must also stamp or emboss the document with their notarial seal.
You can find:
solicitors in England and Wales at http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/
notaries public in England and Wales at http://www.facultyoffice.org.uk/notary/find-a-notary/
solicitors and notaries public in Scotland at http://www.lawscot.org.uk/
solicitors and notaries public in Northern Ireland at http://www.lawsoc-ni.org/
What happens next?
Once you have certified all your documents, go back to http://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised
and resubmit your application to get them legalised.
The Legalisation Office, Foreign & Commonwealth Officewww.gov.uk/get-document-legalised
Worth bearing in mind that getting divorced is probably stressful enough, without these hoops to jump, through