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How to legalize a marriage certificate?

A marriage certificate is a document that records the fact of registration of a marriage between two persons.

A person has the right to choose in which country to register a marriage, but in case of moving to another state, it is necessary to legalize this document. If you want to know how to legalize a marriage certificate in Ukraine, then this article is for you.

Let's figure out what legalization of a marriage certificate is.

The legalization of a document is a procedure that gives legal force to a document and confers recognition in another country.

The legalization of a marriage certificate is necessary in two cases:

  • when moving to another country for permanent residence;
  • departure to another country for the period of study.

There are two ways to legalize marriage certificates, the choice depends on the country for which the document is intended.

The first way. Abbreviated legalization - used for countries that have signed the 1961 Hague Convention. This procedure is more simplified and takes less time. The countries that signed the convention agreed to accept documents issued under a simplified procedure - apostilling.

An apostille is a stamp of a certain sample, with the help of which the fact of authenticity of the document is recorded. Apostilling a marriage certificate confirms its authenticity and legalizes it in another country.

An apostille on the marriage certificate is affixed by the Department of Justice.

How to legalize a marriage certificate?

The second way. Full consular legalization is required for all countries that are not among the states that have signed the Hague Convention. This type of legalization is longer and takes place in several stages. It should be noted that this is the order.

  • Certification of the document in the Ministry of Justice.
  • Certification with a stamp of legalization in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Translation and notarization of the marriage certificate.
  • Certification of the translated document by the Department of Justice.
  • Affixing the stamp of legalization of the translated document to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Certification at the embassy/consulate of the country for which the document is being legalized.
ServicePriceTerm
Ministry of Justice + Ministry of Foreign Affairs + Embassy (urgent)870 UAH + 300 UAH* + Embassy consular fee3 working days + embassy term
Ministry of Justice + Ministry of Foreign Affairs + Embassy670 UAH + 300 UAH* + Embassy consular fee6 working days + embassy term
Certification in the regional Department of Justice (Kyiv and the region)300 UAH3 days
Certification in the regional Department of Justice (regions)350-450 UAH4-7 days

**the price is not a public offer
***Deadlines for consideration of documents by the Ministries and Embassies may be increased.

How to legalize a marriage certificate?

Before the legalization procedure, you need to prepare the original marriage certificate in advance: the document must be intact, clean, not laminated, issued according to a new model (after 1991), in the case of the old model — it must be replaced with a new one, in case of loss — the document must be restored.

After preparing the document, we recommend that you contact a trusted Translation Bureau, whose competent specialists will advise and help you implement the legalization procedure as soon as possible.

How to legalize a marriage certificate in Ukraine?

When leaving for permanent residence or studying in another country, it is necessary to legalize the marriage certificate. In order to find out how to legalize marriage with a foreigner in Ukraine, how to carry out the legalization procedure quickly, without unnecessary fuss, red tape, at affordable prices, the best solution would be to contact the our Translation Bureau. Professional staff will tell you about all the nuances and possible options for legalizing a marriage certificate, help you quickly and efficiently carry out the entire procedure.

Where can you legalize a marriage certificate in Ukraine?

Jur Klee Translation Bureau is an organization whose employees have been successfully working for more than 10 years in the provision of services for the preparation and legalization of documents in Ukraine and abroad.

The specialists of our Translation Bureau perfectly combine many years of practical experience and modern technologies, so that our services are reliable, efficient and pleasant prices.

Turning to Jur Klee for the legalization of a marriage certificate, be completely confident in a professional, high-quality order execution on time.

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