Marina is a young Ukrainian woman who paid 8,000 pesos to become a naturalized Mexican citizen and had the best day of her life.
The young woman came to live in Mexico in 2016 from Ukraine to Guasave, Sinaloa, with her family. Still, only this 2022 she became a naturalized Mexican, a year in which her country of origin also entered into conflict with Russia, where 237 days after the beginning of the war had not stopped.
She is a young TikToker, identified in this social network as @marina_niki2001, and says that her experience in Mexico was interesting but complicated mainly because of the changes in climate and language.
For 8,000 pesos, the Ukrainian Navy was naturalized as a Mexican
In August 2022, Marina applied to the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) for Mexican nationality, according to her official TikTok account, where the young woman said she had to take an exam and gather a series of documents in addition to paying 8,000 pesos to become naturalized.
Although she had to take the exam in Mexico City (CDMX), she had to go to the capital of Mexico from Sinaloa, her current place of residence in order to obtain Mexican nationality.
Upon passing her exam and for now obtaining a document stating that her Mexican naturalization letter is pending, her friends received her as a surprise.
In another of Marina’s videos, the young woman presumes how her friends from Sinaloa received her when they found out that she will be a citizen of Mexico.
Among the surprises that his friends had prepared for him are:
- They received her singing the national anthem of Mexico, with which Marina began to dance
- They gave him a cake with the legend: “take out the vodka, the tequila”, but the word vodka was scratched
- Tamarind, spicy Mexican sweets, and a paper with the flag’s colors said: “Welcome to the third world.”
How did the Ukrainian Navy get to Mexico?
According to Marina in her Tiktok videos, the way she came to Mexico was because her father was looking for a better job opportunity.
Since since 2015 Ukraine had already presented the first history of conflict with Russia , it should be remembered that just one year earlier, in 2014, the Russian Federation annexed the Crimean peninsula, which was part of Ukrainian territory.
Given this, Marina’s father decided to send several job applications to several countries, including Mexico, a nation that accepted him to work.
Later, according to Marina, her father came to Mexico to live just to see how things were in this country. Having the go-ahead, the young woman’s mother also decided to go with him, but only for a month.
Later, when Marina’s mother returned to the Ukraine, she broke the news to her daughter that they would be moving to Mexico.
Marina tells in her videos that to get to Mexico they had to take at least 4 flights in June 2016, and the most difficult thing for her was to adapt to the heat and the language, but after 6 years, in 2022 she obtained her Mexican nationality. .