July 27, 2021

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Marriage to a foreigner in Ukraine

Marriage to a foreigner in Ukraine


For the registration of a marriage with a foreigner it is important to submit a certain package of documents to the regional department of state registration of civil status documents:

  • passport document (passport of both sides, in which the passport of the foreigner must be translated into Ukrainian with a notarial certificate, it is important to translate all pages);
  • Certificate of termination of the previous marriage, of course if it was (if such a document was issued in a foreign state it should be legalized and translated into Ukrainian);
  • a receipt for payment of a state duty;

It is worth mentioning that since 2016 the service has been provided as a “wedding for a day”. On the practical side, without the help of lawyers, in one day to marry a foreigner – it is impossible.

Because, for a foreigner, the package of documents that must be presented to RACS is much larger than that for a Ukrainian. It takes at least 7 working days to collect all these documents.

It is not a complicated procedure for registering a marriage with one foreigner per day.

It is necessary to properly prepare a package of documents, submit them to the registration office, and after a short communication with the head of the regional registration offices, information about the foreigner is sent to the migration service to check whether the foreigner legally lives in Ukraine.

This verification process will take approximately 6-10 business days. Only then can you fill out an application and sign an agreement with the company that carries out the “wedding for a day” project.

Only after that you can get married and the next day take the marriage registration certificate.

As soon as this marriage is registered, you can issue a temporary residence permit and then, after two years of married life, you can obtain a permanent residence permit. For what you just need to contact the local department of the migration service.

Features of marrying a foreigner

It is worth considering that when registering a marriage with a foreigner it has its own peculiarities. It is necessary to take into account all the complexities of the legislation, as they will depend on how quickly and effectively a person can obtain legal marriage status. For this reason, it is imperative to consult an experienced lawyer to consult all the necessary information. In addition, our lawyers will accompany you to all government agencies to speed up the procedure in the shortest possible time.

The law provides that marriage must be authentic. In this case, it is necessary to ensure that each spouse really has intercourse, and not for the benefit. The fact is that in every state it is mandatory to monitor the marriage process, in order to avoid false or false marriages.

However, despite the ban, fictitious marriages with foreigners are very common. Their essence is that, for example, Ukrainians marry citizens of other countries, and after marriage they get permanent residence permit or even citizenship of this state. Despite this trend, foreigners are very often ready to marry Ukrainian citizens for immigration to Ukraine.