Marriage in Armenia for foreigners

Registration of acts of civil status (the marriage) coordinates and controls the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia.
In the Republic of Armenia the legislative framework for marriage between a local and a foreign spouse consists mainly of the Law on the "Registration of the Acts of Civil Status" of the Republic of Armenia adopted in December 08, 2004, Civil Code of RA and Family Code of RA.
Marriage is an act of civil status subject to the state registration.

In Armenia Marriage registration is performed by bodies of state registration  of acts of civil status (further – as Civil registry office or Registry office)

What are the formalities to get married in Armenia? Is it the same for a couple of foreigners, or between a foreigner and a native of Armenia?
Are the procedures complicated?

Armenia is a Secular country, thus the act of the marriage requires State Registration. There are no requirements to register the marriage in the Church or in other religious institutions. The process is not the same as for the option where both spouses are of Armenian nationals, however the registration is possible without serious complications.
Joint application of both parties is required for state registration of the marriage.
Where one couple is a foreign national/citizen than Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia accepts applications and gives permission to the couple for the registration of a marriage of a local spouse with a foreigner. In case one party cannot appear to Civil Registry, the expression of the will of the later can be formulated with separate declarations and must be approved with signatures in a manner prescribed by law.

How long does it take to carry out all the formalities?

The state registry of the marriage shall be executed not earlier then on the 10-th day and not later than in three month after the day of submitting an application.  
For the state registration of the marriage the presence of both couples are required.
The registration process completes with granting a Marriage Certificate.

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