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Ukraine Dating Agency

IMBRA  ( International Marriage Broker Regulation ACT)

Why it became law

The International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005  is a United States federal statute that requires background checks for all marriage visa sponsors and limits serial visa applications.

The International Marriage Broker Regulation Act law requires background checks for US citizens using marriage brokerage services focused primarily on providing dating services between US citizens or residents and foreign nationals for a fee.

The reason for the introduction of this federal law into the United States were two cases 1) the Susanna Blackwell case in 1995 and 2) the Anastasia King case in 2000) in which foreign women had been abused and eventually murdered by men who had used a K-1 fiancée visa issued by the US State Department to bring them to the United States.

In the King case, the husband had a long history of physically abusing a previous foreign bride before murdering Anastasia. King had met Anastasia through his own advertisement in a Moscow newspaper (not through an international marriage broker). In the Blackwell case, the husband had a clean record; therefore IMBRA would not have prevented her murder. It was intended to stop abuse of foreign females by prospective husbands with criminal histories.

IMBRA met with opposition from international dating companies when it was first introduced and it is also my opinion that it is like taking a ‘sledgehammer to open a peanut’ . However without the required documentation you will not get that Visa for any lady from Ukraine

IMBRA also mandates that if a petitioner has a record of certain violent or sexual crimes, they are immediately disqualified from petitioning. Exceptions to these statutes require a waiver. Waivers are almost never granted.

 Crimes Affected by IMBRA

IMBRA provides that a petitioner for a K nonimmigrant visa for an alien fiancé or spouse must submit with his or her Form I-129F information on any criminal convictions (or disclosure of attempts to commit) of the petitioner for any of the following “specified crimes”:

Domestic violence
Sexual assault
Child abuse and neglect
Dating violence
Elder abuse
Stalking
Homicide/murder/manslaughter
Rape
Crimes relating to a controlled substance or alcohol where the petitioner has been convicted on at least three occasions and where such crimes did not arise from a single act.
Abusive sexual contact
Sexual exploitation
Incest
Torture
Trafficking
Peonage
Holding hostage
Involuntary servitude
Slave trade
False imprisonment
Kidnapping/abduction/unlawful criminal restraint Records must be provided, even if your records were sealed or otherwise cleared or if anyone, including a judge, law enforcement officer, or attorney, told you that you no longer have a record.