Russian Women Q&A

<strong>I’ve been getting emails from men asking the same questions over and over again. So this page will give answers to some of those common questions.

Q. The girl I’ve been talking with on line tells me that she can arrange for a visa and come to the USA to meet me. But she is short of money to pay for her ticket and visa, should I send her a few hundred dollars that she needs?

A. NO! If this is what your “girl” is telling you, then you’ve been talking to a scammer. 99.9% of the time a single Russian woman can not get a visa to come to the USA to visit you. One of the only ways she can come here is by YOU initiating a fiance visa (K-1) process. In order to be eligible for that you will first have to travel to Russia to meet your girl and have a proof of that for the Department of Homeland Security. A lot of scammers will not use their own photos, they steal the photos of girls from legitimate ads on free local Russian websites where most single Russian women post their profile. So checking if your girl is listed on “anti-scam” websites where they list “known” scammers might not work for you. As a matter of fact you might see a photo of a real, legitimate girl there that was used by a scammer, but she actually has nothing to do with a scam. Remember that for a scammer it’s as easy as rightclick and “save as” to steal some girls photos and use them to scam men with. So don’t assume anything, use your head. I can help you avoid any possibility of getting scammed and find real, honest, family oriented Russian women with great values.

Q. But she sent me a picture of her passport and visa!!!

A. Have you heard of Photoshop?

Q. What are the requirements to be able to bring a Russian woman to the US?

A. You must be an American citizen, you have to provide a proof that you had met her in person, and you will have to show your income taxes for the past 3 years, and your adjusted gross income has to be 20K a year or more since they require that you sign an affidavit of support for her for the 90 days that the Fiance visa is good for. You will have to sign another affidavit of support if you decide to get married and she stays in the US. Basically they want to make sure that you can afford to support her and that she doesn’t become a burden on tax payers.

Q. I live in Canada / Ireland / UK / Peru / Germany / Switzerland / Italy / France / Australia / Belgium, etc. etc. can you still help me find a good, family oriented, down to earth woman that will be my soulmate?

A. Yes, my method will work the same no matter where you live. I can help you locate and get to know your soulmate. The only thing I won’t be able to advise you on is the immigration procedure in your country. I went through this here in the USA so I know every detail of bringing a Russian girl here, but in your country immigration laws most likely would be different and you will have to find out what they are.

Q. What is the approximate cost of getting a Russian fiancee to the USA ?

A. I would say that no matter how you go about it, if you do everything right you will spend in the area of $30K to $50K to find, get to know, meet in person at least a couple of times and bring your fiance to your country (and it will be worth every penny!). If you do this on your own and learn as you go, then only God knows how much you’re gonna spend on scammers, crooked agencies, pro-daters, multible trips to Ukraine, etc. etc. Most of my clients come to me already after they had spent (read wasted) $20K to $40K and the worst part is that they are still “single and looking” on top of “frustrated” and “disillusioned”. An expensive lesson I’d say! If you are just starting your search you can save yourself a small fortune and years of frustration by using some one like me to guide you. How much you will spend also depends on your location. Australians will spend more money since they will pay almost 3 times more for air tickets compared to Americans or Canadians. Europeans on the other hand will pay around 3 times less for air travel expences than US or Canadian men.

Russia is a very expensive place to visit. food in the supermarkets costs same as in the US, but restaurants are 2,3,4 times more expensive, hotel prices are outrageous for what you get for your money… Keep in mind that prices vary greatly between, say Moscow, Russia and Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. If you are budget conscious it would make sense to rent an apartment. They are much cheaper than hotels.
The rest of the money that you will spend whether you use me or not will include the cost of phone calls, air tickets and visa to go to Russia and back at least once (but you really should go there at least twice), tickets for your bride to come to your country once her visa is approved (most likely you will have to pay for those). The cost of accommodations, transportation, food and entertaining your prospective ladies while in Russia, and off course immigration application fees.

Q. Once you submit all the paperwork to the department of homeland security, how long will it take for your fiance to get her K-1 visa to come to the USA?

A. This may vary, but on average it takes about 6 months. If you do not submit all the paperwork correctly, it may take a lot longer. It takes immigration people forever to get back to you just to tell you that you need to correct and re-submit a form, and once you submit the corrected form it will take an eternity for them to process it…I’ve heard stories of people waiting for 2 years…But if you do it right it can be as quick as 4 months! So apply all your diligence when filling out those forms and ask questions if you are not sure about something. I can help you with doing the paperwork as well.

Q. How hard is the VISA process, what should I expect?

A. In short, you have to show enough income and assets to prove your ability to support your fiance while she is here in the US on a K-1 visa. You will have to sign an affidavit of support, and then another one if you marry. There is a tricky issue for self-employed people that we can discuss once you become a client.

Q. I would prefer to start with an online service and have you translate for me. Which one do you recommend?

A. Many of the mail order bride agencies are running scams. Some intentionally others unintentionally by subcontracting many small little agencies, mostly in Ukraine. IMO most of those agencies are scam operations running “pay per message” scam,” send gift and flowers” scam along with expensive video chats. The women who work for those crooked agencies are “professional daters”. You can wind up spending a small fortune with them and at the end wind up with nothing.

Q. When is the best time to visit Russia?

A. – definitely summer! Winters are too damn cold there… But if you find a great girl I wouldn’t wait for many months. I’d recommend getting on that plane ASAP.

Q. How do i start? what do you need to start?

A. To get started please click the “Get Started” link on the main menu and fill out the confidential questionnaire. And don’t forget to include your contact information.

Q. Do I have to fly all the way to Russia or Ukraine? or can there be half way?

A. – You don’t have to meet in Russia or Ukraine. It can be anywhere in the world where she would be able to travel to. You just need to document the fact that you have met her in person for the DHS when applying for a Fiancee visa for her. Many family oriented (homey type) women might not risk going somewhere to another country to meet a man they only got to know over the internet. They really have no way of knowing that you are not a psycho or some kind of a pervert. Even if you do get to know each other very well on line with my help, some women might not be brave enough to travel somewhere to meet you and would prefer to meet you on her home turf first. Also I think it would make a lot more sense to line up at least 3 or 4 women to meet In case things don’t work out with one of them – you will have a back up plan. Otherwise if the chemistry is not there when you meet in person, you would have wasted all that time and money and have to start your search from scratch. So in my experience it’s best to line up 3-4 women and then go meet with them in Russia or Ukraine.

Q. Help!!! I’m in Moscow now and will be here for 3 more months. I see thousands of gorgeous women all over the place, it’s unbelievable! But how the hell do I meet them? I went to some night clubs, but women there are kinda sleazy…seem more like hookers…I really would like to find a nice, down to earth girl while I’m here and if things work out, maybe bring her back to the USA and get married. Please help!

A. Yes, I can easily help you find some decent women to date while you are there. Contact me for more details.

Q. I have been told that Russian women have changed and dont really like western men so much now. is this true? also, i hear such great things about Ukranian women, its fact or myth? any advice will much welcomed.

A. I don’t think that Russian women have changed. Times have changed and no one is looking to escape Russia now, it’s a pretty nice place to live these days compared to many other countries. There is still a shortage of single, decent, non-drinking, marriage minded men there, so it’s easy to find a good, pretty, in shape woman who will marry you for the right reasons, i.e. not to escape a harsh economic climate but because she falls in love with you.
As far as not liking Western men: I think that’s a bit too strong of a statement. Some Western men have acted in a way that gave them a bad reputation with some Russian and Ukrainian women, but it’s mostly a generalisation.
Ukrainian women are not much different from Russian women but too many of them (particularly younger and more beautiful ones) are involved in mail order bride industry scam. There are good ones as well as bad apples in both Russia and Ukraine. In my experience we have had more success finding great, beautiful women in Russia rather than Ukraine.

More useful tips for success to find a good Russian women, Russian wife:

1. Forget the mail order bride agency hype! Russian women a) are not looking “to get out” of Russia any longer, and you are not going to be doing a girl “a favor” by bringing her to the USA. b) they do care about a man’s age and appearance. Really wide age gaps can be a dangerous territory.

2. You will have to travel to Russia or Ukraine before bringing a woman here in order to qualify for the K-1 (fiancee visa). Generally they can’t come to your country on a tourist visa to visit you and most good women wouldn’t anyway even if they could.

3. You won’t be able to do this “on the cheap”. most men who do marry Russian women successfully spend between $25K and $50K. Keep in mind that many men spend $30 to $40K on scam, pro-daters and other scum bags who know exactly how to extract your hard earned money from you.

4. Beware of agency scams like pay per message scam, send gifts and flowers scams and professional dater scams.

5. If you get contacted by any “Russian women” out of the blue by email or on American dating sites like yahoo personals or match – beware! 99% of time it’s a scam.

6. be realistic in your expectations when searching for Russian women. If you are an average looking guy, making an average living don’t try to look for a model quality glamour girl. Russian women are generally slim and a lot prettier in general than Western women, so even an “average” looking Russian girl will look like a “9″ here in the US. Look for women 25 years old and up and within 10 to 15 (maximum 20 in some cases) year age gap. That’s your best bet.