Russian men dating scams
Also, you can contact the Embassy that issued that visa to confirm its validity.
She cannot file for a fiancée visa if the two of you have never met before.
Do not send her any money, offer to buy her a ticket instead. Even if she writes to you that an airline ticket would cost two or three times less in Russia (which is questionable) , do not send her the money! Most likely you are being set up for a "visa and tickets scam" when a bride asks you for money to pay for her tickets and visa and then disappears once she gets it. Ask her to provide more details on the University that she is going to come to study at, and then contact that University.
We suggest you check with your country's Embassy to see how easy it would be for her to get a tourist visa to your country. If they have some kind of a student exchange program in place, they will be happy to tell you about it.
One of the requirements for the fiancée visa is a personal meeting within the last two years.
And YOU will have to file lots of paperwork before she can even fill out her application. In any case, do not send any money without verification of the validity of her visa.
We have compiled a list of possible scam-scenarios we hear most often from our clients looking for a life-partner abroad.
Women from Russia, Ukraine and other regions of the former Soviet Union have long been a popular choice for many eligible bachelors in the USA and Western Europe.
We help couples with all the travel arrangements: visas to Russia and other countries, airline tickets (international and domestic), train tickets, accommodations in hotels and serviced apartments, transfer, guides, etc.
Well, if she placed a half of dozen of those ads in different catalogs before, she may not remember to remove them later.
Also, the agencies may keep selling her address for their own profits.