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A look at international marriages in our country is contradictory and ambiguous. On the one hand, Americans who marry a foreigner woman are accompanied by an envious glance. On the other hand, some people think that they do it because of unhappiness and inability to get an American woman. The reasons for such stereotypical notions are clear – some American people simply do not know that Ukrainian women are amazing. Let’s look closer at this question in our blog about Ukrainian ladies.
American getting married in Ukraine
The most common myth that American men come to Ukraine for free housewives is dissipated. For typical American men, it is much easier to buy household appliances, eat in a restaurant or hire someone to perform household chores which will cope with this professionally. It is simply safer than marriage. After all, a divorce (with the subsequent division of property) is an event not only unpleasant and painful but also very ruinous. So when an American is looking for a wife that means that he is looking for a real woman with whom he can share his life, emotions, and happy old age.
Then why precisely Ukrainian wife? The long struggle for the equal rights of men and women led to a real gender equalization in everything. This means that American women not only begin to work like men and receive money like men, but also think, act, and look like men. Europeans and Americans do not really care about their appearance. Manicure, make-up, feminine dresses and skirts are only used for a special occasion, but not for the everyday lifestyle. They do not make makeup to go for a walk to a park and do not go to the supermarket wearing high heels. That is why the Ukrainian wife is presented as a standard of beauty and femininity to the western man.
Slavic women, unlike American women, are not inclined to “experience relationships” for years. Six months or one year after the beginning of marriage is enough for Ukrainian women to make a decision on marriage. However, American and European women who do not consider that a woman is realized mainly through marriage and who do not set age limits for themselves in this regard can “test” a man for a very long time. Therefore, foreign people in business who do not have a significant time reserve for long searches or those who have already realized themselves financially and are now ready to start a family soon, rightly believe that a Ukrainian wife is an excellent option.
In addition, modern Western women (and this is confirmed by statistics) do not want to give birth. They want to travel, cultivate, and build a career. But the Ukrainian wife will be ready to give birth, and not only on ten years after the wedding but literally right away. Given the fact that men in the West, as a rule, do not marry immediately after graduating from university, but only after they build their career, a woman’s willingness to give birth as soon as possible plays an important role.
While Western women are fully focused on themselves and personal development, family values are still in the first place for Slavic people. Therefore, foreigners often count on the fact that the Ukrainian wife can create an atmosphere of family comfort, warmth and harmony in the house.
The ability of Slavic women to look at a man with admiration is another feature due to which the Ukrainian wife is becoming so desirable in the eyes of a foreigner.
It is not enough to find a Ukrainian woman to make your dreams and desires come true. American men have to go through complicated bureaucratic procedures for entering the States before they can feel calm themselves. There are two options for registering a marriage: in Ukraine and the States themselves. It is believed that the registration of relations in Ukraine is a bit easier, although this opinion is very subjective. It all depends on how quickly you collect all the necessary documents.
Marriage registration in Ukraine
In order to register a marriage in Ukraine and get Ukraine citizenship by marriage, the American groom must bring the following series of documents with him:
- certificate of death of a spouse if he has it
- A certificate stating that he is not currently married, translated into Ukrainian and certified with an apostille in the country of residence, as well as confirmed in Ukraine by a notary.
- the main passport page, translated into Ukrainian and also notarized in Ukraine
- visa and registration
- application for registration of marriage
With this package of documents, you go to the department of registration of marriage with foreigners to get permission, after which it remains only to stand in a queue waiting for registration.
Marriage registration in the USA
To register a marriage in the United States, the American groom must file a petition to the immigration office for a bride visa (K1). Obtaining such a visa gives the right to enter the country and register the marriage within 90 days. After the wedding is registered, you need to apply for a green card, after which you will have to be interviewed in the immigration service. Sometimes people should wait more than a year for this. But the husband and wife can already start living together. Ukrainian wife can have her own social insurance and can work.
What is easier?
If the marriage is registered in Ukraine, then you have to wait until all the documents are available for legal entry into the States. In this case, the American husband lives in the United States and comes to visit. Sometimes some wait up to one and a half years.
The visa of the bride simplifies the whole procedure. After all, the future husband draws most of the documents. And young people are already living together in the States, while documents are being prepared and all bureaucratic procedures are being completed.
As you can see, the process of marrying someone from Ukraine is not so complicated if you know all the details and nuances.
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