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Marriage in Russia

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Marriage between citizens of different countries often involves a huge bureaucratic burden. There is no need to worry, though. The Berlin Translation Center can help you with bureaucratic issues.

What documents do I need to register a marriage in Russia?

To marry in Russia, you need to consult the registry office where the marriage is taking place. They will tell you which documents you need. They usually comprise:

  • certificate of no impediment to marriage
  • Registration certificate from your local registration office
  • valid passport with valid visa for Russia and registration note
  • divorce decree, if applicable

All German documents, including the registration certificate, have to include an apostille and a notarized translation. We are happy to get the apostille for your German documents as well as a translation into Russian.

Visa for marriage in Russia

There is no special visa in Russia for the purpose of marriage. As a German citizen you need a tourist visa to enter Russia. You can apply for the visa at the responsible visa center.

Is a marriage carried out in Russia recognized in Germany?

After the marriage recognition of the marriage by the German authorities is required. For this, you must present the marriage certificate with an apostille. The marriage certificate and the apostille must then be translated into German by a sworn translator.

The Berlin Translation Center will provide you with a certified translation of your marriage certificate for the recognition of marriage in Germany. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will answer all of your questions regarding marriage in Russia.