Everything You Need to Know About Russian Marriage
Russian marriage is quite unique because in most countries it is considered to be only between a husband and wife. In Russia, however, marriage is considered to be between two people of the same gender. In fact, there are marriages between men and women in Russia that have been held for several centuries.
Although Russian culture is conservative and traditional Russian women are highly educated and have good careers. Many young Russians live abroad in Western Europe or the United States. However, many of these young people marry someone from a country within the Russian Federation such as Ukraine or Kazakhstan. There are several reasons why these marriages happen. Most of them have to do with economics: both partners need money and both partners want to experience life in a new country.
The first step to getting married in Russia is to get a Russian marriage certificate from the Russian Embassy. This certificate will usually have to be requested by the bride’s father or the groom’s parents. In some cases, the bride and groom themselves will request this document from the Russian Embassy. Either way, the Russian Embassy will make sure it has been received.
Once the Russian marriage certificate is received, the bride and groom may visit the Russian Consulate-General in Toronto and get their passport renewed. When the time comes to apply for insurance, an Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) may be necessary. The insured individual will need to have a Russian passport in order to get an OHIP. The same goes for other things related to travelling to Canada including a Canada visa. Without a valid passport, Canadian immigration authorities will decline your application to stay in the country.
The next step involves having the couple’s names registered at the Russian consulate. The Russian marriage certificates are not recognized internationally, so you will need to obtain a Russian recognizer. The embassy will supply one for you if you have applied for a Russian passport, but you will need to present the newly minted certificate along with the Russian recognizer’s certification. These two things are all that are needed for obtaining Russian citizenship. You will also need to provide information about the names on the mortgage and birth certificates of the bride and groom.
Once you have obtained the Russian citizenship, you can begin marrying. The embassy will usually require you to wait for a minimum waiting period of three months before you are eligible to remarry. The waiting period starts the day after the marriage, not when you got married. The minimum waiting period differs for each country, so checking with the embassy of the country you are going to be important. In most cases, you will still need a passport to enter Russia after the waiting period has ended.
There are also two sub-goals in Russian law. The first one is the contract law. The second one is called the family relationship law. The first one covers your marriage and your divorce; the second covers your children. If you have applied for a Russian passport and are waiting for your family to become citizens, you may have to attend a graduation ceremony and fill up various forms.
To become a citizen of a country, you must be of legal age and you must have the consent of at least one parent. In some countries, you are required to get a certain number of Russian rubles or the equivalent currency in order to settle down legally. If you are in a relationship with someone who is not a citizen of Russia, you are not obligated to marry him/her if you wish to. You should always discuss your plans regarding marriage with your intended spouse before entering into a marriage contract.