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OrigoS

Ås, Norway

#1 Dec 12, 2009
Hello!

Me and my girlfriend from Minsk, Bealrus, want to get married in Minsk. She is from Belarus and I'm from Norway.

I wonder if someone can give me advice for documents I need to bring to Bellarus for marriage. Other experiences from marriage in Belarus are welcome :)

Thanks for answer
bill

Minsk, Belarus

#2 Dec 13, 2009
Your passport, birth cert and proof that you are free to marry (ie not marred now) you will have to get a letter from what ever government department in Norway keeps all such records, Thats it, i think.
Your Girlfriend could contact any register office in Minsk and find out for sure
Joe Sabino

Europe

#3 Dec 15, 2009
bill wrote:
Your passport, birth cert and proof that you are free to marry (ie not marred now) you will have to get a letter from what ever government department in Norway keeps all such records, Thats it, i think.
Your Girlfriend could contact any register office in Minsk and find out for sure
Besides translating all those documents with an officialy recognised translator, to have the birth certificate with an appostille and finaly getting the proff that you are not married now is far from being an easy task. In Minsk there is only one marriage office that provides all that information and where the cerimony will have to take place
Cheyenne

Mclean, VA

#5 Apr 21, 2011
What about one american and the woman having a dual citizenship? Can they get married and does hat make it possible for him to aply for Belarus citizenship? Thank you.
news junkie

Saint Catharines, Canada

#6 Apr 21, 2011
A non Belarus citizen getting married in Belarus to a citizen of that country is (from experience) a bureaucratic nightmare. Look closely into all details as I believe there is at least a one month's residency period before a marriage is allowed and in Belarus, only civil ceremonies are performed. I went thru same experience last year and our ultimate, least complicated result was to meet in and marry in Jamaica. Jamaican marriages are legally recognized world wide. Any resort, with help of your travel agent can make arrangements and tell you exact documents required. You would not regret a beach side wedding overlooking the aqua-marine blue Caribbean Sea.

“Privet”

Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#7 Apr 22, 2011
news junkie wrote:
A non Belarus citizen getting married in Belarus to a citizen of that country is (from experience) a bureaucratic nightmare. Look closely into all details as I believe there is at least a one month's residency period before a marriage is allowed and in Belarus, only civil ceremonies are performed. I went thru same experience last year and our ultimate, least complicated result was to meet in and marry in Jamaica. Jamaican marriages are legally recognized world wide. Any resort, with help of your travel agent can make arrangements and tell you exact documents required. You would not regret a beach side wedding overlooking the aqua-marine blue Caribbean Sea.
I got married in Belarus and none of that was required. Birth certificate, and passport, both apostilized, and an apostilized document showing you aren't already married and a simple marriage at the ZAGS office.

“Privet”

Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#8 Apr 22, 2011
OrigoS wrote:
Hello!
Me and my girlfriend from Minsk, Bealrus, want to get married in Minsk. She is from Belarus and I'm from Norway.
I wonder if someone can give me advice for documents I need to bring to Bellarus for marriage. Other experiences from marriage in Belarus are welcome :)
Thanks for answer
Your girl friend needs to contact the ZAGS office in Minsk and find out all the proper documentation that will be needed.

She can do this very easily...much easier for her to do it then you.
bill

Grodno, Belarus

#9 Apr 22, 2011
Why_Me wrote:
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Your girl friend needs to contact the ZAGS office in Minsk and find out all the proper documentation that will be needed.
She can do this very easily...much easier for her to do it then you.
All the information why-me has given you is correct!
Good luck !
Cheyenne

Mclean, VA

#10 Apr 22, 2011
I want to get married in Minsk, Belarus to a dual citizen, being American and Belarus so we wish to get married as Americans. Can you shed any light on this for help? How would we proceed as to the filibgs for marriage? Thanks.

Cheyenne
news junkie wrote:
A non Belarus citizen getting married in Belarus to a citizen of that country is (from experience) a bureaucratic nightmare. Look closely into all details as I believe there is at least a one month's residency period before a marriage is allowed and in Belarus, only civil ceremonies are performed. I went thru same experience last year and our ultimate, least complicated result was to meet in and marry in Jamaica. Jamaican marriages are legally recognized world wide. Any resort, with help of your travel agent can make arrangements and tell you exact documents required. You would not regret a beach side wedding overlooking the aqua-marine blue Caribbean Sea.
stevo

Palm Bay, FL

#11 May 16, 2011
Belarus does not recognise dual citizenship, the person will be considered as a citizen of Belarus only, the waiting period has now been reduced to 3 days instead of 30 so no residency is required, you just have to bring birth certificate and passport, birth certificate must bear an apostile, you can get from department of state from the state you were born in, and you will need a "certificate of free status" showing you are legally free to marry, this must be gotten at your country's ebasy in Minsk, if you are divorced you have to have a copy of your divorce decree with apostille gotten from dept. of state in the state where divorce was done, all of these must be translated into Russian and this must be done at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Belarus, translating somewhere els is not accepted, you can get the address for the MFA from your embasy in Minsk, that's it, very simple, I'm getting married there in May (next May) all of this information I received as of a few days ago from Minsk US embasy, it's all current. Don't try for a marriage in June or July, long waiting list and your visa will expire. Your spouse can apply for your permanent residency status imediately after marriage based on marriage to a citizen of Belarus, once filed you can remain in the country while waiting for aproval or denial, very few are denied, good luck! Congrates on your marriage!
Ben

Minsk, Belarus

#12 May 17, 2011
Just to note (I'm getting married in 2 weeks) There has not been any requirement for me to submit a birth certificate. I am a resident here already on a work visa so that might change things.
Stephen

UK

#13 May 27, 2011
Why_Me wrote:
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I got married in Belarus and none of that was required. Birth certificate, and passport, both apostilized, and an apostilized document showing you aren't already married and a simple marriage at the ZAGS office.
Hi, I am from Scotland and my girlfriend is from Belarus, I plan to go to visit her in August and we will marry. I understand that you are correct in what you say. Do you know of any other 'hoops' we might have to jump through ? Except for the UKBA stuff. Oh and where in Belarus did you's get married ?

Regards

“Privet”

Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#14 May 27, 2011
Stephen wrote:
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Hi, I am from Scotland and my girlfriend is from Belarus, I plan to go to visit her in August and we will marry. I understand that you are correct in what you say. Do you know of any other 'hoops' we might have to jump through ? Except for the UKBA stuff. Oh and where in Belarus did you's get married ?
Regards
We were married in Minsk Oblast. You will need translated documents...your birth certificate, etc... after you get them apostilized. Make sure she goes to the ZAGS office and gets a list of everything you will need. After you get the documents in Scotland, send them to her so she can take them to a translators office and get everything in order. Then when you arrive you will have a few more documents to sign, set up an appointment at the ZAGS office for a civil marriage and your good to go.:)
Brad

Bradford, UK

#15 May 28, 2011
Get your certificate of no impediment. Take birth certificate, certificate of no impediment with apostille stamp and passport to belarus. Have copies of the documents translated. Register with zags in her local area. Set a date. Come back in about 1 month and get married. It's not a nightmare and fairly easy.
marriage

Sofia, Bulgaria

#17 Nov 11, 2012
I see that here i can ask some questions. I'm from Bulgaria and i want to marry for my girlfriend we are 2 girls. What we need to marry in Belarus? can someone help please :)
Joe Sabino

Europe

#18 Nov 16, 2012
marriage wrote:
I see that here i can ask some questions. I'm from Bulgaria and i want to marry for my girlfriend we are 2 girls. What we need to marry in Belarus? can someone help please :)
Homosexual marriage is forbiden in Belarus. Any other questions?
happily married

Clifton Park, NY

#19 Dec 7, 2012
i got married there last year
one thing i didn't see, is a note from your work, that says you can't be away for longer then a week
i wrote a letter that said I, myname, have never been married or am currently married
had everything apposrtaled and sent ahead for her to translate, hope this helps
rizwan

Anonymous Proxy

#21 May 5, 2013
Hi i want to know if i married a Belarus girl when i can get nationality of Belarus
Joe Sabino

Europe

#22 May 8, 2013
rizwan wrote:
Hi i want to know if i married a Belarus girl when i can get nationality of Belarus
5 Years of marriage and you have to drop your current nationality (Belarus doesnt accept/recognize double nationality)

Since: Mar 12

Markham, Canada

#24 Jul 17, 2013

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