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Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
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Question

My future husband is a citizen of Canada. He will come to see me in Russia in June and will stay for 3 weeks. We want to register our marriage during these three weeks. I know that an application shall be filed one month prior to the proposed marriage date. Can I file an application on behalf of my future husband by virtue of a power of attorney issued by him so that we can plan his visa and our marriage beforehand? Thanking you in anticipation.

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Answer

According to Art. 26 part 2 of the Law of the Russian Federation "About Certificates of Civil Statutes" in case of persons intending to conclude a marriage can not appear in a civil records office for the purpose of filing a joint application, such persons can file separate applications. Signature of a person who can not appear in a civil records office shall be notarized. In your case he should certify his signature in a Russian Consulate in Canada. You can not file an application by virtue of a power of attorney.

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