Sometimes, you might need to submit a Russian Certificate of Marriage (svidetel’stvo o brake) for use in legal processes abroad. A lot of authorities abroad require the marriage certificate to be provided along with the apostille certificate as proof of marriage.
Si está por viajar al exterior con su cónyugue, puede que se le exija proporcionar una copia de su certificado de matrimonio. Esto es especialmente común cuando uno de los cónyugues tiene una oferta laboral en el exterior y la otra parte necesita solicitar visa para ingresar al país. Por favor, tenga en cuenta de que sigue siendo su exclusiva responsabilidad revisar si se debe autenticar el certificado en la embajada.
Many authorities outside of Russia might also request a legalised marriage certificate for dealing with the estate of one deceased spouse when some assets or property in the deceased spouse’s name needs to be legally transferred.
What is a Russian Certificate of Marriage?
A Russian Certificate of Marriage is a certified copy or extracts copy for Russian nationals that got married. These certificates usually include the full names of both spouses, their occupation, place of residence, age and name of the father of both parties, place of marriage and the registration district.
A marriage certificate is sometimes also referred to as a Wedding Certificate and is not to be confused with the Certificate of No Impediment for Marriage. The Marriage Certificate is an essential document in order to prove a change of name when married. In general, these documents might be required when applying for:
- Cuentas bancarias
- Fondos de pensión
- Seguridad social
- Identificación de un empleado
- Licencia de Conducir
- Visas y documentos migratorios
What is the purpose of a Russian Certificate of Marriage?
A Russian Certificate of Marriage proves that two people are legally married and that they have a legally binding marriage contract in place. These are official records denoting that two people have participated in a partnership and it includes jurisdictions where wedding licenses are not in place.
The marriage certificate serves as proof that nuptials are permissible and also proves that the marriage has been witnessed by eligible witnesses.