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NellaMarie asks: Does Ukraine recognize a marriage that occurred in the United States? Is it considered valid or does the American spouse also need to be married in Ukraine for it to be recognized in both countries?
Expert's answer:
Yes, this marriage is recognized in Ukraine and it is not necessary to be married again. However, a marriage registered abroad must be legalized in Ukraine if the couple wants to have the rights and guarantees established by the laws of Ukraine for the spouses, such as: hereditary rights, medical rights, parental rights, etc. This is not a complicated procedure, you should contact the consulates of Ukraine in the United States to get more information.
Patrick asks: Why is Nikolaev called the city of brides ?
Expert's answer:

Since the foundation of Nikolaev there is a story explaining why it is called "the city of brides". In the early years the population of Nikolaev included a large number of unmarried men. Women and girls from the surrounding villages gathered on Admiralskaya Square on Sundays.

Men and women were lined up on the square in two rows opposite each other going close after a special sign. After that all together in pairs they were going to church to get married. According to the priest of Admiralsky Cathedral Stephan Zaushkevich the couples occupied the entire inner area of the cathedral.

Dave asks: Hi I very much enjoy your web site. I visit it everyday and find it very helpful, you do good work here. With that being said I'm hoping you can inform me of all the necessary documents and paperwork that must be completed for a foreign citizen to be allowed to be married in Ukraine. Three times now I have visited girlfriend and we wish to marry upon my return. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Expert's answer:
I have found this organization providing articles and support for foreign citizens marrying in Ukraine. The articles are on Russian but you can have general translation by using the following service. Also you will find some contact emails in the articles provided so you can ask them about all the details and documents required. Good luck!
Samson asks: I am married to a Ukrainian. Do I have a right to stay on the basis of my marriage to her in Ukraine?
Expert's answer:
The foreign citizen married to the citizen of Ukraine has the right to live in Ukraine on regular basis.
Gurumurthi asks: Is it possible to an Indian to marry Ukrainian lady and can he stay with his Ukrainian wife in Ukraine?
Expert's answer:
Yes the answer is the same as for the previous question. The foreign citizen has the right to marry the citizen of Ukraine and has the right to live in Ukraine on regular basis. For more details and documents required I recommend you to contact the embassy of Ukraine in India, contact emails are emb_in@mfa.gov.ua and embassy@bol.net.in
Dave asks: Can you please settle a dispute between co-worker and myself. He is married to Ukrainian lady and said he married her there but he is not a legal resident of Ukraine, I have several Ukrainian friends and they all tell me only residents can marry but a non-resident can have what is called a promise ceremony instead of a wedding. This is not recognized as a true marriage correct?
Expert's answer:
Well, according to the Family Codex of Ukraine there are no problems in official registration of marriage of Ukrainian citizen and the citizen of another country with all the rights and duties.

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