This part of my web site is on the move.

Due to circumstances unexpected, if not unforseen, this part of the website is moving. It is now hosted on a new domain at so please, update your book marks or whatever. The Eastern Women pages that are here will remain for the timebeing but they will not be as up to date as on the new site. Thanks for reading this and good luck.

Women from the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

If you are here, you probably know that I recently married a woman from the Russian city of St.Petersburg.

I do not intend to tell my story here or to post details of other women from Russia who wish to contact men from the West.

Rather, I am posting a few pages of advice and information on the practicalities that are involved in such a relationship.

As a result of some of my postings on the RWL, I have been asked to write about some of my experiences in the matter of visas etc and that is what I intend to use these pages for. While the first batch of information was specific to Germany, I am now adding information of a more general nature.

The information here should help you to bring your fiancee into Germany and then to marry her.

These pages will be a continuous work in progress so check back every so often. I've done the promised page on jobs to be done after the marriage and also, if you are looking here, you might be interested in my pages about living and working in Germany. See the link below for that!

The next addition here will be some material on the subject of learning English.

If you have any comments or questions, just email me.


Red Tape in Europe
German Tourist Visa How to get a German Tourist Visa for a Russian woman.
German Fiancee Visas Is there such a thing as a German Fiancee Visa?
German Marriage Rules How to marry in Germany
German Fiancee Invitation How to bring your fiancee into Germany
After Marriage Jobs to be done after the big day
Schengen All about Schengen visas
Freedom Freedom of movement in Western Europe
Toender Fast marriages in Europe
Letter writing
Addressing Letters Cyrillic or Latin Script?
IRCs All about International Reply Coupons
Cash in the post It's illegal!
Time for Post How long does it take the post to arrive?
Gifts in the post Some notes about sending gifts in the post.
Response rates What proportion of the women to whom you write will reply?
Writing style Advice on writing to non-native English speakers
Other topics
Agencies Something about the agencies in the process.
Sex What should you Expect on your first visit?
Schiphol Flight transfers in mainland Europe's biggest hub
My other links
Home Back to my home page
Reviews See what I read, listen to etc
Germany All about living and working in Germany
Mixed Matches by Joel Crohn A review of a book on the subject of cross cultural relationships
John O'Connor

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The information here is all copyright (c) John O'Connor 1999 & 2000. You can link to it but you may not copy it onto your own site.

If you would like me to add a link to your site, please email me and we can discuss. But note, I will not link directly to agencies or the personal pages of women. I am happy to link to sites that maintain a list of agencies though. Just ask!

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