Do you need Family Status Certificate in Ukraine?
Many people immediately apply to Civil Registration Authorities for receiving this Certificate. However, the Civil Registration Authorities have not issued such Certificates in Ukraine for a long time. If the new legislation, that abolished the compulsory registration of marriage in the place of residence, entered into force, Family Status Certificate in Ukraine was also canceled. This is explained by the fact that in connection with the adoption of new legislation, the Civil Registration Authorities have lost the ability to track the registration of marriage and therefore to possess reliable information on the marital status of citizens.
The most widespread case in the necessity of registration of such document is related to marriage abroad. Referring to a specific agency abroad, citizens ask for a list of documents for registration of marriage with a foreigner. In this list, one of the documents for registration of marriage is a certificate, which confirms the fact that the future groom or the future bride currently is not married.
So, today, there is one instrument which will replace the Certificate. It is a Statutory (Notarial) Declaration of Single Status in Ukraine. Statutory (Notarial) Declaration of Single Status in Ukraine is issued at any notary, which operates on the territory of Ukraine. Also, you can contact to the operators of our company and they organize the execution of this Declaration.
There are three variations of Statutory (Notarial) Declaration of Single Status in Ukraine, such as:
- When it is supported by the fact that the applicant affirms that he/she has never had registered marital relations.
- When it is supported by the fact that the applicant, at the time of registration of the Declaration, is not married, as the previous marriage was dissolved.
- When it is supported by the fact that at the time of registration of the Declaration, the applicant is a widower (widow) and is not married.
The Declaration in any variation replaces a Family Status Certificate in Ukraine. You need to choose the application template that corresponds to the applicant's circumstances of life. Family Status Certificate in Ukraine is issued on the official letterhead of the strict reporting, with appropriate hologram and water marks.
The extract from the register of civil status may be needed for confirmation premarital surname, instead of the Certificate for some citizens.
If a person is in Ukraine, he/she can apply to the territorial civil registration authorities to get the Extract. But if the person is abroad, in such cases, you can contact our company for retrieving the Extract. Also, you can also order retrieving of repeated (duplicate) documents, such as Birth Certificate, Certificate of Marriage, Divorce Certificate or Death Certificate.
It is not enough simply to retrieve the document in the Ukraine for its future destination of use (in its original form) on the territory of another country. Any Ukrainian documents as if they were called like Certificate of Marriage in Ukraine, Extract from the civil registration authorities, Statutory (Notarial) Declaration of Single Status in Ukraine, Asseveration about the lack of marriage, Certificate or Declaration of marital status in Ukraine, etc. must be brought into line (legalized) for use abroad.
For example, for a country that has signed a bilateral agreement with Ukraine on legal aid in civil matters (hereinafter ‘the Agreement’), you necessary at least to translate the document into the language of the country and to assure the translation at the notary. If between the country in which you plan your destination of use of the document, and Ukraine is not a formal agreement, but this country is a member of the Hague Convention (hereinafter ‘the Convention’), in such cases it is necessary to affix the document by the stamp of an Apostille, translate it to the foreign language and assure this translation at the notary. If the country does not sign an agreement an agreement and is not a member of the Convention, it is necessary to carry out the consular legalization of documents.
More information about the legalization of the document, as well as a list of countries signed the Agreement and the Convention can be found on the page of 'The Apostille in Ukraine' and 'Consular legalization of documents' of this site.
For all countries, Family Status Certificate in Ukraine is applied only in the original, which will be stamped all required stamps necessary for legalization.
It is difficult to understand whole process of legalization, in this case, our company 'Translation Agency Network 'Ukraine' offers to take the consultation of our operators. Your questions can be put as follows:
- By calling to us;
- By calling via the service like SKYPE;
- By sending the question via chat;
- By writing e-mail;
- By visiting our office.
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1. Every state does not have an authority similar to the Civil Registration Authority. The function of marriages registration is carried out by the mayor's office, the courts and even the tax inspections in some countries.
2. During the war, the registration of marriage was allowed on the basis of a power of attorney and with presence of a representative in some US states. If a person was getting married and he/she was serving military personnel, for the registration of his/her marriage, it was enough to pass his/her written expression of the will to the relevant registration authorities.