Embassy of Ukraine in the United States of America

, Kyiv 15:22

Requirements for Marriage in Ukraine

Pursuant to Article 195 of the Code of Laws on Marriage and Family of Ukraine, a Ukrainian citizen, or a citizen of a foreign state, can enter into a marriage with a foreign national on the territory of Ukraine on a general basis, i.e. in compliance with the terms of Articles 15 and 17 of the Code of Laws on Marriage and Family of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian civil marriage process can take several weeks to several months. If you are marrying another American, or a third-country national, Ukrainian authorities require that one of the parties be present in Ukraine - for an unspecified period of several months - before they can register their marriage in Ukraine.

To marry a Ukrainian citizen, a U.S. citizen should follow these step-by-step instructions.

If you have been married before, please make sure that you have the original divorce decree or death certificate properly authenticated in the U.S.

Since Ukraine acceded to the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, the U.S. documents destined for use in Ukraine should be certified by one of the officials in the jurisdiction in which the document has been executed. Said official must have been designated as competent to issue certifications by "apostille" (usually in the office of the State Secretary of State of his/her counterpart).

Fill out a Letter of Non-Impediment to Marriage ("marriage letter") at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.

This form (in English and Ukrainian) contains basic information and is a sworn statement that you are not currently married. It must be signed only in the presence of a Consular Officer and, as for a notarial service, there is a fee of $30. At the same time you can obtain the forms and instructions necessary for filing an immigration petition with the Embassy or at your local INS office in the U.S.

Authenticate the "Letter" at the Legalization Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine , located in Kyiv at 2 Velyka Zhytomyrska, tel: 238-1815, 253-1266, 212-8392, 238-1669, any working day of the week except Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (accepting documents) and 4:00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (returning documents).

The application fee is 8 Hryvnas for each document. The legalization fee is 8.50 Hryvnas (about $1.5) for Ukrainian citizens, 17 Hrivnas (about $3) for foreign citizens and 85 Hrivnas (about $16) for legal entities per document for next-day service. For one-day expediting service one has to pay a double fee. The fee must be paid to account 141924 of the National Bank of Ukraine in any neighborhood.

Obtain a certified translation of the data page of your passport, any annulment decrees, divorce decrees or death certificates of your former spouse(s) (if you were previously married), and the letter of non-impediment to marriage.

To arrange for your marriage, take all the documents, including your original passport (with a translation), the authenticated original death or divorce decree (if any) (with translation), and the authenticated Letter of Non-Impediment to Marriage, with translation to RAGS - the civil registrar's office in the hometown of your fiance(e).

The Central RAGS in Kyiv is located at 11 Prospekt Peremogy, tel: 236-0071. The person who deals with marriages to foreigners can be reached at 236-0243 or 236-0147.


Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine
Chief: Yurii L. Tokar
Head of Consular Division
Address: 3350 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. View on map
Phone: + 1 (202) 349 2920
Fax: + 1 (202) 333 0817
Schedule:

09:00 – 18:00 – Monday-Friday

Consular Services Public Hours:

     Monday - Friday:                                          9:00 am – 12:00 pm

     Thursday:                                                     2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Consular office will not operate during Ukrainian national holidays*.

Disabled persons, pregnant women, seriously ill nationals are accepted out of turn.

On weekends and holidays citizens of Ukraine will be accepted in cases of emergency, loss of passport documents, accident, death, arrest etc.

Boundaries of the consular district:

For all consular matters, residents of the following states and countries should contact the Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine: 

District of Columbia, and the states of: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida,  Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana,  Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina,  Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and  the United States Virgin Islands, as well as the countries of Antigua and Barbuda and Trinidad and Tobago. 


Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago (USA)
Chief: Gerasko Larysa
Consulate General
Address: 10 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. View on map
Phone: +1 (312) 642 43 88, emergency - +1 (312) 536 94 18
Fax: +1 (312) 642 43 85
Email: gc_usc@mfa.gov.ua, ukrchicago@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://chicago.mfa.gov.ua
Schedule:

Visiting hours: Monday (2 pm - 5 pm), Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (9 am – 12 pm), Wednesday (2 pm - 4:30 pm)

Working hours: 08:00 – 17:00

Lunch hour: 12:30 – 13:30

Day off: Sat, Sun

Boundaries of the consular district:

For all consular matters, residents of the following list of states should contact the Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin.


Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco (USA)
Chief: Sergiy Aloshyn
Consul General of Ukraine in San Francisco
Address: 530 Bush Street, Suite 402, San Francisco, California, USA, 94108. View on map
Phone: +1 (415) 398 02 40, + (415) 398 51 21; Emergency phone (strictly for Ukrainian nationals in life-threatening situations in the Consular District of the Consulate): +1(415) 690 0460
Fax: (8 10 1415) 398 50 39
Email: gc_uss@mfa.gov.ua
Website: http://san-francisco.mfa.gov.ua
Schedule:

Public Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 09 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.

Wednesday: 1 p.m. - 4.45 p.m. (starting from January 5, 2015)

 

Working hours: 08 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lunch hour: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m

Day off: Sat, Sun

Boundaries of the consular district:

For all consular matters, residents of the following list of states should contact the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Notices:

Public hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 09 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.

Wednesday: 1 p.m. - 4.45 p.m. (starting from January 5, 2015)

 

 


The Consulate General of Ukraine in New York (USA)
Address: 240 East, 49th Street New York, NY 10017. View on map
Phone: +1 (212) 371 6965
Fax: +1 (212) 371 55 47
Email: gc_usn@mfa.gov.ua
Website: http://ny.mfa.gov.ua
Schedule:

Working hours: 09:00 – 18:00

Lunch hour: 13:00 – 14:00

Days off: Sat, Sun

 

Consular Services Public Hours:

 

Ukrainian passports issues

Monday: 09:00 – 12:00

Wednesday: 09:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 17:00

 

Issued Ukrainian passports pick-up

Monday: 14:00 – 16:00

Wednesday: 12:00 – 13:00

 

Other consular issues (except Ukrainian passport issues): notarization of documents, citizenship, obtaining documents from Ukraine, visa questions and other:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:  09:00 – 12:00

Boundaries of the consular district:

For all consular matters, residents of the following list of states should contact the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont.