Marriage in Ukraine

registration of MARRIAGE at the registry office between citizens of Ukraine

Marriage in Ukraine

Marriage in Ukraine

Daria Sergeevna Scriabina
Family lawyer in Ukraine
Hello everyone! My name is Daria Sergeevna Skriabina. I am a family lawyer. Our law company specializes in providing legal services for divorce and recovery of alimony. Our lawyers provide support in court proceedings throughout Ukraine.

In the article “Conclusion of marriage” I will tell you about the conditions of marriage in the registry office between citizens of Ukraine, how to apply for marriage, what documents are required for marriage and how the procedure for state registration of marriage goes.

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Conditions required for marriage in the registry office between citizens of Ukraine

In accordance with the norms of the Family Code of Ukraine, marriage is considered to be the union of a woman and a man, citizens of Ukraine, officially registered with the registry office for the purpose of creating a family. Joint residence of a woman and a man who are not in an official marriage is not the basis for the emergence of the rights and obligations provided for a married couple.

The main conditions for the conclusion of a marriage between citizens of Ukraine are regulated by Art. 22-26 of the Family Code of Ukraine:

Age of marriage

Age of marriage

Citizens of Ukraine who have reached the age of majority (18 years old) have the right to marry. When a citizen of Ukraine reaches the age of 16, the marriage can be registered, but this right is confirmed by a court decision.

The voluntariness of marriage

The voluntariness of marriage

Marriage presupposes mutual consent. Coercion is unacceptable. It should be understood that marriage with a legally incompetent citizen of Ukraine is impossible.



Citizens of Ukraine who are legally married cannot remarry without going through the divorce procedure and receiving a divorce certificate or a corresponding court decision.

Lack of kinship

Lack of kinship

Close relatives cannot be married. In court, the issue of granting the right to register a marriage between the adopted children of the adoptive parent is being resolved.

How do I apply for a marriage in Ukraine?

How do I apply for a marriage in Ukraine?

An application for marriage registration is submitted by citizens of Ukraine personally to any territorial department of the registry office.

If the groom / bride does not have the opportunity to submit an application to the registry office in person, then such an application must be notarized and submitted by representatives of the future spouses. The credentials of representatives are certified by a notary.

When accepting an application, the registry office obligatorily informs future spouses – citizens of Ukraine, with the duties and rights in connection with marriage.

The bride and groom are obliged to notify each other about their state of health. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has established the procedure for passing a medical examination if necessary.

A marriage is declared invalid if one of the spouses concealed information about his health.

On the day of filing an application for registration of marriage, it is necessary to pay a state duty in the amount of 0.05 of the non-taxable minimum income of citizens of Ukraine.

The marriage registration application is filled in by the future spouses with their own hand.

According to the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of December 22, 2010 N 1168 On approval of the list of paid services that can be provided by the registry offices, upon the application of the bride / groom for the provision of a paid service, the registry office issues an invitation indicating the date of state registration of marriage after the application is submitted. Such an invitation serves as a reminder for the citizens of Ukraine, as well as a supporting document for presenting future newlyweds at the place of work. This invitation to the bride / groom is often called a certificate. This kind of certificate is generated automatically when the application data is entered into the state register.

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Documents required for marriage in Ukraine

Documents required for marriage in Ukraine

In order to formalize a marriage between citizens of Ukraine, it is necessary to prepare a package of documents:

  • application for registration of marriage;
  • Ukrainian passport;
  • documents confirming the termination of a previous marriage;
  • a receipt for payment of state duty or a document exempting from payment of state duty.

In order to formalize a marriage abroad, a certificate of marital status should be attached to the list of documents required by a citizen of Ukraine.

Procedure for state registration of marriage

The procedure for state registration of marriage is carried out after 30 days from the date of application.

The head of the state registration body has the right to shorten the period for considering an application for marriage of citizens of Ukraine if there are valid reasons. Such reasons are documented.

If the bride is pregnant, gives birth to a child, as well as if there is a threat to the life and health of the groom / bride, the marriage is registered on the day such an application is submitted or on any other day according to the working schedule of the registry office. The above conditions must be documented.

The marriage is registered in the premises of the registry office.

Based on the application of the citizens of Ukraine, the marriage is registered in a solemn atmosphere. The conclusion of a marriage through a representative is contrary to the norms of family law.

The marriage is registered by drawing up the registration records. Samples of civil status records were approved by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 1025 of November 10, 2010.

State registration of marriage between citizens of Ukraine is certified by a marriage certificate. The marriage certificate form was approved by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine On the Approval of Samples of Civil Status Records, Descriptions and Samples of Forms of Certificates of State Registration of Civil Status Acts.

Marriage stamps are not affixed in passports, respectively, each of the spouses receives his own copy of the marriage certificate.

To use a marriage certificate abroad, the Ministry of Justice is authorized to affix an apostille stamp on the documents of the Civil Registry Office (on the Apostille page on the documents of the Civil Registry Office).

If you are not sufficiently aware of all the nuances of the marriage registration procedure and need qualified advice, and you also need to speed up the procedure for registering a marriage, contact the lawyer Alexey Nikolayevich Scriabin.

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