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Marrying a Ukrainian Citizen
« on: 12:32 06-Sep-2017 »
I am in Ukraine, I want to marry a Ukrainian citizen, we want to live in Ukraine.
Could someone advise on the simplest way to accomplish this.

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Re: Marrying a Ukrainian Citizen
« Reply #1 on: 12:53 06-Sep-2017 »
As far as the marriage is concerned, you'll need:

- (if married previously) an apostilled copy of the divorce decree (or death certificate if applicable)
- A translated and notarized copy of your passport.

Have your blushing bride to be go to the ZAGS office with jurisdiction and ask them what they require for your situation.

Kyiv is one of several cities that have same day marriage as well.  Google it for the office you would like to use.

EDIT:  Found my One day Marriage thread.
http://www.expatua.com/forum/index.php?topic=16963.msg120182#msg120182
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Re: Marrying a Ukrainian Citizen
« Reply #2 on: 14:18 06-Sep-2017 »
You'll have more hurdles to stay here.  Search for TRP, Visa D
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Re: Marrying a Ukrainian Citizen
« Reply #3 on: 10:53 12-Sep-2017 »
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Re: Marrying a Ukrainian Citizen
« Reply #4 on: 12:34 12-Sep-2017 »
I am in Ukraine, I want to marry a Ukrainian citizen, we want to live in Ukraine.

Could someone advise on the simplest way to accomplish this.

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Forgot to mention.  There IS no simple way for anything in Ukraine.  Prepare yourself for paper chasing and little blue stamps.
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Re: Marrying a Ukrainian Citizen
« Reply #5 on: 14:25 12-Sep-2017 »
I am in Ukraine, I want to marry a Ukrainian citizen, we want to live in Ukraine.

Could someone advise on the simplest way to accomplish this.

Thanks Pesco169

Forgot to mention.  There IS no simple way for anything in Ukraine.  Prepare yourself for paper chasing and little blue stamps.

Tru dat. It will drive you crazy. But take your fiance with you at all times to make sure you bot get an accurate list of documents you will need, make duplicates (at the very least) and plenty of passport photos!
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Re: Marrying a Ukrainian Citizen
« Reply #6 on: 20:51 12-Sep-2017 »
How would they know if you had been married before or how many times?

Could one simplify by just claiming "never married?"

What if married 2 or 3 times, would the paperwork need to be done on all? I have a friend who has been married 4 times.
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Re: Marrying a Ukrainian Citizen
« Reply #7 on: 02:12 13-Sep-2017 »
How would they know if you had been married before or how many times?

Could one simplify by just claiming "never married?"

What if married 2 or 3 times, would the paperwork need to be done on all? I have a friend who has been married 4 times.

Good point Dan.  If you're already here then it might be worth a go, but its not a big deal to get a certified copy of the divorce doc and have it apostilled before you head over.

You only need the most recent divorce doc.
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Re: Marrying a Ukrainian Citizen
« Reply #8 on: 02:10 05-Feb-2018 »
How would they know if you had been married before or how many times?

Could one simplify by just claiming "never married?"

What if married 2 or 3 times, would the paperwork need to be done on all? I have a friend who has been married 4 times.

Good point Dan.  If you're already here then it might be worth a go, but its not a big deal to get a certified copy of the divorce doc and have it apostilled before you head over.

You only need the most recent divorce doc.

Can those documents or copies of them be made in Ukraine if I bring the originals there?
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Re: Marrying a Ukrainian Citizen
« Reply #9 on: 05:14 05-Feb-2018 »
How would they know if you had been married before or how many times?

Could one simplify by just claiming "never married?"

What if married 2 or 3 times, would the paperwork need to be done on all? I have a friend who has been married 4 times.

Good point Dan.  If you're already here then it might be worth a go, but its not a big deal to get a certified copy of the divorce doc and have it apostilled before you head over.

You only need the most recent divorce doc.

Can those documents or copies of them be made in Ukraine if I bring the originals there?

Documents can only be apostilled by the State's (or Authority with jurisdiction for our Intl. friends) Sec State where it was issued.
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Re: Marrying a Ukrainian Citizen
« Reply #10 on: 15:13 07-Feb-2018 »
I am slow so let me ask farther.

I would go to the court house and get an Apostilized copy of the divorce decree.
  IS that the same thing as notorized?
  Does that need to be translated?

Passport: Who can do the translation and how is a copy obtailed. Can it be dont at the local passport office?
It would seem the translator would need some credentials?

I wonder if the passport copy and translation could be done at the US embassy in Kiev?





How would they know if you had been married before or how many times?

Could one simplify by just claiming "never married?"

What if married 2 or 3 times, would the paperwork need to be done on all? I have a friend who has been married 4 times.

Good point Dan.  If you're already here then it might be worth a go, but its not a big deal to get a certified copy of the divorce doc and have it apostilled before you head over.

You only need the most recent divorce doc.

Can those documents or copies of them be made in Ukraine if I bring the originals there?

Documents can only be apostilled by the State's (or Authority with jurisdiction for our Intl. friends) Sec State where it was issued.
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Re: Marrying a Ukrainian Citizen
« Reply #11 on: 15:43 07-Feb-2018 »
I am slow so let me ask farther.

I would go to the court house and get an Apostilized copy of the divorce decree.
  IS that the same thing as notorized?
  Does that need to be translated?

Passport: Who can do the translation and how is a copy obtailed. Can it be dont at the local passport office?
It would seem the translator would need some credentials?

I wonder if the passport copy and translation could be done at the US embassy in Kiev


I'll try to type slower so you can keep up.  :D

The US Embassy doesn't do translations or Apostilles.  They do provide notarial services, but not much beyond that.

An Apostille is for all intents and purposes, an International Notary and is recognized by signatories of the Hague Convention of which UA is one.

The court will give you a Certified (for legal use) Divorce Decree or a Judgement (depending on the State).  You will have search your State's .gov site and find the contact/mailing info for their Apostille dept (in the Sec of State's office).  There will likely be a downloadable form you can fill out to send with your decree and the payment.  Both the Court and the Sec State will charge a nominal fee.

Translations of your PP should be done here.  Most translation services either have a Notary on site or will hand carry to one nearby whom they have an arrangement with.  The translation will be bound with thread (in booklet format) and carry the coveted little blue stamps and statements of certification of the translator and Notary.

Your lady should be able to find a translator easily.
« Last Edit: 15:46 07-Feb-2018 by Tnic »
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