If you are a citizen of Ukraine and want to marry a foreigner you can face some difficulties. Because of the differences in legislation of Ukraine and foreign countries, registration of marriage becomes rather a complicated issue. Spouses will go through several legal procedures that may seem very difficult for those who had never done that before. Lviv company “Bachynskyy, Kolomiets and partners” want to help everyone who needs help with marriage registration.
The main nuance is that the foreigner must stay in Ukraine legally at the day of documents submission to the registry office. That is why the application for marriage registration is to be submitted at least a month before the legal period of your stay ends. Another important issue is to translate all the documents into Ukrainian. It is a very important moment; all the translations must be identical, any difference even in one letter of name or surname is inadmissible. If there are any mistakes the whole package of documents is to be corrected. After the registration of marriage, the foreigner will be entitled to obtain a temporal residence permit in Ukraine. In 2 years, the foreigner will get a right for permanent residence in Ukraine.
First, one shall collect the necessary documents:
- Valid passports of the spouses;
- Documents confirming the stop of previous marriage (if one of the spouses was married before);
- Translation of the passport of the foreigner.
These documents are to be submitted to the registry office. The date of marriage registration as a rule is a month after submission of the application. Nowadays the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine establish the pilot project concerning marriage registration. The thing is that in 5 cities of Ukraine it is possible to register marriage in 1 day, without need to wait a month. Lviv is a participant of this project. But we stress the point that such a accelerated procedure is temporary.
After the marriage is registered a foreigner gets a right for getting a temporal residence permit. Now, when being married, the non-resident has to leave Ukraine and make a type D Ukrainian visa at the Embassy or consular office of Ukraine in a foreign country. This rule is compulsory even for citizens of countries with non-visa regime.
In 2 years, a foreigner married to Ukrainian citizen has a right to get a permanent residence permit.
Frequently asked qestions by Ukrainian whp want to marry with a foreigner:
– Is the marriage with a foreigner abroad valid in Ukraine and allows the individual toget a temporary (permanent) residence permit?
Yes, no matter where it will be entered into marriage with a foreigner. Certificate of marriage with a foreigner in Ukraine will act and give him/her the right to temporary and after 2 years of marriage for permanent residence.
– Do I need after marriage with Ukranian to register marriage once again in Ukraine?
No, the marriage registered once time doesn’t require re-registering in Ukraine. Certificate on marriage with a foreigner in Ukraine is recognized after its translation and the additional certification (legalization or apostille depending on the country).
– Should a foreigner in Ukraine to take the interview before marriage in the registry office?
In Lviv, there is a kind of elimination procedure to avoid fraud marriage with immigration purpose. Before submitting an application to register the marriage, foreigner must be interviewed in the department of state registration of civil registration service of the Main Department of Justice in the Lviv region. Only then, will accept applications from aliens in any city registry office.
– Is it possible to marry a foreigner in less than 1 month?
Yes. Earlier it was possible only for 1 month or sooner if wife is pregnant. Now in Lviv there is provided a service official marriage for 1 day.
It is worth mentioning, this procedure is very complicated and may spoil all positive mood connected with your marriage. Contact “Bachynskyy, Kolomiets and partners” – our lawyers will live your dream about happily-ever-after. Call us +380960020100