Don´t get us wrong! We are not against marrying Colombian Women.
We as professional marriage brokers are absolutely pro marriage with Colombian Ladies.
However, if you seriously consider to marry a Colombian Woman there are some things that should be considered:
Marrying your Colombian woman too soon:
Like just for any marriage, anywhere in the world, it is recommendable to actually getting to know your partner before considering marriage.
MCW recommends to spend time with your Colombian girlfriend before. Just take her on vacacion a couple of times in Colombia or other countries for which she doesn´t need a Visa (Mexico). Take some time to get to know her before considering marriage.
Some Colombian women are desperate to get married as soon as possible.
Ok, sometimes it´s love at the first sight and love doesn´t know any boundries, right? But in the mayority of the cases, it´s not not advisable to get married as soon as possible. At the same time there are also men that can´t wait to get married as soon as possible, because they have just been divorced recently, or have been seeking someone for a longer period of time. There is no need to rush. Make sure you take time to get to know her, before giving her the ring. Don´t be “blinded by love” and pay attention to obvious signals.
There is an other factor to consider: The mayority of foreign gentlemen are just blind when it comes to Latin / Colombian Women. That´s not because they are inexperienced in general, but they are inexperienced in terms of Colombian women, they can´t imagine how women down the border can turn out to be like. Some of these ladies are experts in faking it, while taking advantage of so called “naive” and generous men.
We prescreen our female members, which is a good start, but it´s not a 100% guarantee that the lady can turn out to be different later.
That´s why we advise our clients to stay in contact with us even after getting to know the lady.
Not knowing what kind of Colombian woman you are dealing with:
Reffering to the last point, it is important to actually getting to know your partner before considering marriage but
for an inexperienced (inexperienced in terms of Colombian Women and culture) foreign gentleman it is difficult to tell what kind of Colombian woman he is dealing with.
Because for us a Colombian girl is a Colombian girl, right ?
or rather said, a Latina is a Latina.
To keep it simple, let me tell you that there are “good and bad” Colombian girls.
Colombian men and of course women know how to distinguish them with one eye closed.
That´s because they know their native ladies very well, but a foreign man, used to “1st world women”, doesn´t know the culture or the “prototypes of ladies”.
There are types of Colombian ladies, that even Colombian men would never consider to date, so why should you?GET STARTED!
That´s why unfortunately many foreign men that do not use a quality introduction service, very often fall into the arms of these so called “Bad Colombian Women” without even knowing it and end up being dissapointed. Thinking that all Colombian girls are like that.
As stated in other articles, this is one of the main reason why Colombian and other foreign ladies have a bad reputation.
The good news is that these so called “Bad Colombian Ladies” are a small minority.
To be fair, this doesn´t only apply to Colombia Women to also to ladies from other “developing countries”.
Especially Brazillian, Cuban, Dominican and eastern European Women.
We are very experienced in working with Colombian Women and we are able to distinguish “good or bad” to almost 100 %.
For us, a good Colombian lady is: A lady that is actually seeking a foreign long term partner or marriage with a partner that actually suits to her. ( Is seeking a real relationship and has some criteria)
A bad Colombian lady is: A girl that is just after money and travelling, without having a serious commitment in mind or seeking a way to get out of Colombia at all costs.
Trust us, when seeking a wife in a country like Colombia having a partner like us for guidance and support is priceless.
GET STARTED! Illusions:
Beleive it or not, but some guys still think they can just fly down to Colombia using a introduction service, pick one lady and marry her in a couple of days and then take a her home. Sorry to dissapoint you, but that´s just not that easy.
Imagine that you will find a woman in just a week or less, and the lady wants to marry you to, just one day after getting to know her, marrying her the next day would not be possible.
1st you need you make an appointment at a local Colombian notary which can take up to 2 months. 2nd you need to have all required documents.
( A certified letter from your county clerk stating you are single, with apostille, your birth certificate with apostille and a copy of your passport. With exception of the passport all documents have to be translated by an official translator into Spanish. )
Not having all required documents:
Any notary will require the same documents from you and your fiance. Since you are the foreigner the Colombian notary will require additional documents from you, for instance, a sworn affidavit that delcares that you are not married.
If you fail to present just one document the notary will refuse to perform the marriage. If you are divorced you will also need your previous divorce decrees with apostille translated into Spanish.
Flying to Colombia with all required documents without having made an appointment at a Colombian notary in advance
As mentioned before, it can take up to 2 months to get an appointment at a local notary in Bogota.
Don´t fly down to Colombian expecting to get an appointment immediately or the next day.
Tell your finace to make the appointment at least 1-2 months in advance. Be informed that in some cases the notary will demand you to be present at the moment of asking for the appointment or they will demand a written and translated authorisation from you in order that your finace can make the appointment for the wedding in Colombia.
Not hiring an offical interpreter for the wedding (unless you are fluent in Spanish)
Unless you can convice the notary that you actually understand Spanish (They will always have their doubts because Gringos are known to understand little Spanish) they will demand that an offical interpreter will be present during the wedding, or else they will refuse to perform the wedding.