Ukraine Marriage Laws

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Understanding international marriage laws can be very confusing, especially when you are the one getting married! Finding the appropriate legal proceedings that are up-to-date is often difficult. The government bureaucracy is hardly helpful and the inconsistencies found amongst regional RAGS (the Department of Vital Statistics and Civil Status) offices often become a nightmare.

Our own experience at RAGS was stressful, in part because many of the department officials were not fully up-to-date on the latest changes in legislation. We also found ourselves having to comply with some requirements that were not stated by current law. This resulted in more time and money spent that we thought necessary.

We do our best to share accurate accounts of our own experiences as well as the hundreds of couples we have worked with over the years.

In this section you will find information on many topics:

  • - how to register your marriage in Ukraine?
  • - what is the list of documents needed to register marriage in Ukraine?
  • - how long does it take to register your marriage in Ukraine?
  • - what are the requirements for foreign marriages in Ukraine?
  • - what is a letter of non-impediment to marriage and where do I get it?
  • - how long will my letter of non-impediment to marriage remain valid?
  • - guide to legalization of letter of non-impediment to marriage

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