For every couple, shaping daily life together is a big challenge. This is true whether a couple is just moving in together, getting married, registering a partnership, or even if they have already lived together for several years. It is true even if both people grew up in the same cultural environment and share a “cultural language.” How much more challenging is it then when the two of them have lived in entirely different environments, internalized different values and norms and make completely different assumptions? Therefore it makes sense to inform yourself thoroughly about the possible consequences of a binational relationship prior to entering into a binational marriage. The specific aspects that can cause binational relationships to succeed or to fail are too numerous and individual to be covered in this website.
Therefore we provide here an overview of the legal aspects of binational cohabitation.