Guidance

Marriage documents in Russia

If you want to get married in Russia, contact the relevant local authorities to find out about local marriage laws, including what documents you’ll need.

Documents

Notice of Marriage

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Affidavit or Affirmation (for use with a CNI application)

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Detail

Marriage documents

If you want to get married in Russia, contact the relevant local authorities to find out about local marriage laws, including what documents you’ll need.

You might be asked to get certain documents from the UK government if you’re a British national. See details of the services we provide in Russia below.

Please check what you need to bring with you and the additional information on getting married abroad, then make an appointment for the service you require.

Certificate of No Impediment for Marriage

For operational reasons appointment slots for notarial and documentary services are limited.

This service is for customers who have been asked by the local authorities to provide a certificate of no impediment (CNI) to prove they are allowed to marry. If you need a CNI, you’ll have to give notice of your intended marriage. You need to have been living in Russia for 3 clear days after your last arrival.

What to bring with you:

If you or your partner have been divorced, widowed or previously in a civil partnership, you’ll also need whichever of the following documents is appropriate:

You’ll also need to provide evidence of nationality or residence if the divorce or dissolution took place outside the UK. You’ll need to get it translated if it’s not in English. You’ll need to fill in forms for your notice of marriage, and an oath or affidavit (written statement of facts) stating that you’re free to marry.

You can download and fill in (but not sign) the forms in advance.

Download ‘Notice of marriage’ (PDF, 96KB)

Download ‘Affidavit for marriage’ (PDF, 58KB)

Book an appointment for a CNI at British Embassy Moscow Book an appointment for a CNI at British Consulate General St Petersburg