Pursuant to Article 195 of the Code of Laws on Marriage and Family of Ukraine, a citizen of a foreign state can enter into a marriage with a Ukrainian national on the territory of Ukraine on a general basis.
The local Department of Vital Statistics and Civil Status (known by the acronym "RAGS") can process an application for marriage to a Ukrainian national. Following documents are required:
· passport (to be translated into the Ukrainian language);
· a legalized document on individual current marital status (such documents can be obtained from a district court);
· a legalized original divorce decree if any (this document must be presented only by individuals who have been previously married. It may be represented by a Divorce Decree, Certificate of Death of one of the spouses, or a copy of the Court Judgment annulling the marriage).
The validity of the documents mentioned (except passport) is six months; effective date is the date of issuance by the appropriate authority.