interethnic marriages

After our com­pa­tri­ots have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to trav­el around the world, and the bor­ders have opened for for­eign vis­i­tors, mar­riages between rep­re­sen­ta­tives of dif­fer­ent nation­al­i­ties are becom­ing more and more pop­u­lar.

The sta­tis­tics of intereth­nic mar­riages show that women enter into them at least twice as often as men, and also that their num­ber is steadi­ly grow­ing. Despite this fact, the atti­tude towards intereth­nic mar­riages is quite wary, they cause a lot of fear and even con­dem­na­tion from oth­ers. Let’s try to fig­ure out whether hap­py mar­riages with for­eign­ers are pos­si­ble, and get acquaint­ed with the main fea­tures of their reg­is­tra­tion.

Features of interethnic marriages

The main fea­ture is that the mar­riage of peo­ple of dif­fer­ent nation­al­i­ties is, first of all, the union of two com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent cul­tures. These peo­ple were brought up in com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent con­di­tions, they have dif­fer­ent habits, views on life and atti­tudes towards its impor­tant aspects. Sup­pose it is not so dif­fi­cult to find a com­mon lan­guage with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Euro­pean cul­ture, but rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the east­ern, south­ern and north­ern peo­ples dif­fer rad­i­cal­ly from us. More­over, some ancient nation­al­i­ties ini­tial­ly instill in chil­dren respect exclu­sive­ly for their rel­a­tives.

When enter­ing into an intereth­nic mar­riage, remem­ber that you will have to face a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent world, which is far from always hos­pitable. In your fam­i­ly, views on house­keep­ing, rais­ing chil­dren, atti­tudes towards rel­a­tives, hol­i­days, etc. may not coin­cide. There­fore, be pre­pared for var­i­ous sur­pris­es and con­stant com­pro­mis­es: patience, under­stand­ing and love will help smooth out any con­flict. If the spous­es live in dif­fer­ent coun­tries, then, most like­ly, reg­is­ter­ing a mar­riage with a for­eign­er will inevitably entail the relo­ca­tion of one of them. And then he will have to face a long process of obtain­ing cit­i­zen­ship, com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent liv­ing con­di­tions, a dif­fer­ent men­tal­i­ty, and, per­haps, even over­come the lan­guage bar­ri­er.

See also
Unequal marriages - young husband

How to get married with a foreigner?

It is desir­able to reg­is­ter a mar­riage with a for­eign­er in the coun­try in which you are going to live lat­er, because a mar­riage for­mal­ized accord­ing to the laws of one state is not always rec­og­nized in anoth­er.

In order to fig­ure out how to mar­ry a for­eign­er so that he is not in doubt in any coun­try in the world, care­ful­ly read the leg­is­la­tion and col­lect all the nec­es­sary doc­u­ments. Please note that they must be trans­lat­ed into the lan­guage of the coun­try in which you are going to reg­is­ter the mar­riage and legal­ized. The list of required doc­u­ments dif­fers in dif­fer­ent states, but you will def­i­nite­ly need a pass­port, birth cer­tifi­cate, res­i­dence reg­is­tra­tion cer­tifi­cate and divorce cer­tifi­cate if you were in it before.

Be extreme­ly care­ful if you are going to reg­is­ter a mar­riage abroad, espe­cial­ly in coun­tries with dif­fi­cult marriages of different nationalitiesleg­is­la­tion relat­ing to immi­gra­tion. It is quite dif­fi­cult for a sin­gle woman to get even a tourist visa in them. In addi­tion, if you go on vaca­tion, and then sud­den­ly get mar­ried, you will great­ly com­pli­cate the pro­ce­dure for obtain­ing cit­i­zen­ship and deprive your­self of a num­ber of ben­e­fits. There­fore, you need to get into their ter­ri­to­ry strict­ly fol­low­ing all the rules and, prefer­ably, on the so-called bride’s visa, which is issued at the offi­cial request of the groom.

Thus, intereth­nic mar­riages are an ambigu­ous phe­nom­e­non. But there is no doubt that har­mo­ny in the fam­i­ly does not depend at all on the nation­al­i­ty of the spous­es, but on sin­cer­i­ty and warmth in rela­tion­ships, mutu­al respect, trust and oth­er inte­gral com­po­nents of a mature rela­tion­ship.

See also
Interethnic marriages - psychological features and prospects for such unions