I'm new at this russian women thing and have been corresponding with
this russian girl from Novosibirsk. We have been emailing for about
8 months. I would love for her to come stay with me.My question is,
"Do I send her money to get here, and if I do will she be able
to come?" She says she just needs about $1000 dollars and she will
get her visa and ticket to come . Do you think this is a scam or should
Ido it. Im comfused and came across your web sight in hopes of finding
out a little more before I did this.
Please give me some asvise on this suject , thank you for your kindness.
Thank you for addressing me.
There is no way the lady can simply "purchase a visa". The
fact is the US government does not issue visitor or tourist visas to
Russian ladies (and these ladies most likely know that). If you live
in the USA or Canada (Australia, New Zealand, etc.), there is no way
she can come to visit on a tourist visa. Under no circumstance can that
happen. Russian women are not granted visitor or tourist visas.
For example, the US laws say that you must meet her anywhere outside
the USA before you can sponsor her on a K-1 Visa, which will allow the
both of you to spend 90 days together within which to decide if you
will get married. She does not have to marry you (or you do not have
to marry her) right away, though if things work out well for the two
of you, nothing can prevent you from getting married over there in your
country, if she traveled to you on fiancée visa. If you are not
married on Day-90, she must return to Russia.
Why not have you as a guest at her town/city? If you suggest you travel
to her city, and she starts trying to bring you over (while if she was
serious, she should be quite encouraged by your desire to visit her),
making up reasons for not inviting you to her place, you can treat it
as a red flag. Other possible red flags: When
you are in her city, she does not invite you to her home, does not introduce
you to her family and friends, does not take you for a walk to show
you around the city (because, as she explains, it is not safe as you
are a foreigner, while most probably she is just afraid that her friends/
acquaintances/boyfriend (??) will see you and her together).
To avoid getting scammed, you should address a reputable agency with
several years' experience which will be a sort of mediator between you
and the ladies, and which will be able to protect you from gold-diggers.