An international marriage is a marriage between two people of different nationalities.
In order for an international marriage to be valid in the Republic of Korea, the parties to a marriage shall meet the marriage conditions prescribed by the laws of their own countries respectively and report their marriage to an administrative agency so that their marital status is registered on the family relation register.
If a foreigner marries a national of the Republic of Korea and resides in the Republic of Korea, he/she is granted the status as the spouse of a national of the Republic of Korea. Therefore, he/she may change his/her preexisting status of sojourn to the Residence (F-2) visa which is issued to spouses of Korean nationals.
In addition, a foreigner who has married a national of the Republic of Korea
may attain the nationality of the Republic of Korea through naturalization, as prescribed by the Nationality Act. In case his/her spouse dies during the marriage, he/she may inherit the property of his/her spouse according to the order of inheritance, as prescribed by the Civil Act of the Republic of Korea.