XXXXXXXXXXX Vital Records Office of Moscow
The marriage between me and XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX was registered in Marriage Palace № 4 of Moscow, register record № 2396.
Our marriage was terminated on December 29, 2010 by Court Order № XXXXXXXXXX of the Department of Family Cases of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, USA. The Court Order became effective; it was apostilled as required by the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961 and accompanied by translation into Russian certified by the RF Consulate as required by the laws of the Russian Federation.
According to Art. 160 of the Family Code of the Russian Federation termination of a marriage between citizens of the Russian Federation and foreign nationals outside the Russian Federation is recognized in the Russian Federation in case it complies with the laws of the relevant foreign state regulating the competent authorities that took the decision on termination of the marriage and other applicable laws.
According to Art. 415 of the Civil Procedural Code of the Russian Federation foreign judgments of divorce are recognized in the Russian Federation and do not require any further proceedings in case at least one of the spouses resided outside the Russian Federation at the time of passing of the judgment and foreign judgments of divorce or annulment of marriage between citizens of the Russian Federation are recognized in the Russian Federation and do not require any further proceedings in case both spouses resided outside the Russian Federation at the time of passing of the judgment.
Therefore, the abovementioned judgment shall be recognized and enforced in the Russian Federation without any further proceedings subject to the appropriate legalization.
Chapter 4 of the Law “On Civil Records” regulates the state registration of divorces. In particular, according to Art. 31 of the Law a final judgment of divorce is the ground for registration of the divorce.
According to Art. 32 of the Law the place of state registration of the marriage may be selected as the place of state registration of divorce.
The law provides for obligatory state registration of divorces (Art. 6 of the Law). Art. 11, part 1 of the Law contains the exhaustive list of reasons for rejection of state registration of a divorce. According to Art. 25, part 2, par. 3 of the Family Code of the Russian Federation spouses are not allowed to contract a new marriage until a divorce certificate is issued by a vital records office.
Thereupon, I ask to register the divorce based on the abovementioned Court Order and issue the divorce certificate.
1) A copy of the apostille judgment accompanied by translation into Russian;
2) A copy of the marriage certificate;
3) A copy of the applicant’s passport;
4) A power of attorney;
Attorney at Law