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I went to thr Greek embassy to get a short stay tourist visa as I am planning a holiday to Greece with my Italian husband. We got married in the UK but the original marriage certificate was given to the Italian consulate in order to have a church wedding in Italy. So we presented a certified copy of the entry (which was perfectly fine for many other countries and authorities) and got rejected because it eas not the original!! We then phoned the UK registry office who said that they can not issue the original certificate anymore and will only provide the certified copies which should have the same legal effectiveness.
Did anyone come across the problem?