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Marriage with a foreigner in Ukraine

What we do

  • We will advise you on the procedure and the time frame you can expect;
  • Organize translation of documents and preparation of an application for you;
  • If necessary, we will take care of urgent marriage registration;
  • Advise you on your further options for legalizing your stay in Ukraine;
  • Help with the development of a marriage contract;
  • Prepare the entire procedure for you;
  • After receiving the certificate, we will prepare it for the following procedures;
  • We will provide any advice on issues that you may have both before and after marriage.
Marriage with a foreigner in Ukraine
from 700 USD

Marriage in Ukraine for foreigners

Ukraine allows you to easily get married on its territory not only to a foreign citizen with a citizen of Ukraine, but also to two foreigners who want to take this joint step here.

You don't need a lot of documents or lengthy preparation - a passport, its translation and you're ready. The only exception is that if this is your second marriage, you will need a document confirming the legal separation of the previous one.

That is, the procedure itself is very simple. In this situation, you will need a lawyer for two things:

1. Arrange everything for you in advance, including passport translations;

2. Help with the further procedure of legalization in Ukraine or other tasks related to marriage.


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    All services in one place

    It is rare when a foreigner comes to us solely for a marriage certificate. The fact is that what follows is the procedure for immigration. And we can provide all these services in a comprehensive manner.
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    Emergency marriage

    Usually, after filing an application, a certain amount of time must pass before the actual marriage, commonly a month. But if deadlines play a role for you, and you want to have time to sign and submit documents for a residence permit, we will help organize the marriage registration as soon as possible.


Our lawyers will advise you!

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Ukrainian marriage certificate

A Ukrainian marriage certificate opens up the opportunity for you to obtain a temporary residence permit in this country, and over time, the right to permanent residence.

You can apply for a permit almost immediately after marriage. We have had cases more than once in which we planned the client’s stay in Ukraine in advance so that he had time to get married and prepare all the documents for a residence permit. Clear organization of the process allows you to meet deadlines and avoid unnecessary trips.

Now, in connection with the military operations in Ukraine, we also had cases when it was safer to go through the entire procedure at a consular office abroad - this can also be arranged by obtaining a Ukrainian marriage certificate.

Complex issues that a lawyer can additionally address are issues of merging culture and legal status. For example, the legality of polygamous marriage in Ukraine, certain established rules of inheritance, etc. You should think about these things in advance to avoid problems.


General director Skibinskiy V., Yokogawa Electric Ukraine Ltd.

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President A. Netrebchuk, Ukrainian squash federation

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Important to know

Ukraine marriage law

An important condition is the legality of your stay in Ukraine at the time of marriage. This means that if, for example, you have exceeded your period of stay here, you will not be able to register your marriage. This fact will be confirmed by your foreign passport with a stamp about entry into Ukraine. If, for example, you already have a residence permit in Ukraine, it is important that there are at least three days left before its expiration date.

By the way, another important fact is that to carry out the procedure, your passport must have more than 6 months until its expiration date.

The procedure can only be carried out in a body specially created for this - only there you can receive a certificate and official status for your new family.

The important question will not be how to sign at the registry office, but what to do next with the marriage and relationship in legal terms - here you will need to consult a lawyer if there is even the slightest risk of a conflict in the laws of the countries of which the husband and wife are citizens.

Do you need advice from a family lawyer? Contact us!


Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner

Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner