Olga, I have a potential problem, and hope you and the members can help. I have found 2 or 3 women I would like to meet, but due to my work commitments can only travel around Xmas time. I am in a position to invite someone here for a holiday to meet me(all at my expense naturally!!!)any time it is convenient for her. I feel that it would also give her a chance to assess my country, my lifestyle, myself in my own environment, and all the other things about life in a foreign country, before making a commitment to leave hers. This way she could decide for herself if it is the right thing for her to do. My question is: is this an acceptable thing to suggest after serious correspondence, or would it be seen to be offensive? I am very serious in my desire to find a Russian wife, and the last thing I need is to offend her in any way. I am very aware of the dangers posed by some internet meetings(this is NO WAY a reflection on any site such as yours-but rather a reflection on some of the people who use these sites), and will do anything necessary to prove my good intentions, and to assure her of her safety and of my support at all times. Looking forward to all replies, Cheers, Boyd.
Would not be offensive! However, Forget it.. It will never happen with the immigration laws of the United States. The laws are made to prvent this. Now if she were coming on a student or working Visa then you would have a chance. Other than that, FORGET THIS IDEA.. Better you go there for X-mas.. Now that is practical...
CodeRed is right.No way you can that easily invite somebody for a holiday to states.
As for offence-be sure that ladies would gladly welcome this opportunity and it would not be offensive in any way.I know many women would like to do it that way..unfortunately due to the american visa procedures thats impossible.I am sure other forum members will tell you the same thing.
I just realized that you did not mention if you were in the United States. You are, I think by your email address from New Zealand? If this is so, I stand corrected and I do not know what your Immigration laws are in New Zealand. Please tell us where you are from and maybe Olga or another member can better answer your question. I wish you luck! Maybe your immigration laws are less stringent. You can go to http://www.immigration.govt.nz/ to research your laws or http://www.nzis.msk.ru/ For the Moscow Branch Office from New Zealand. I hope this helps. Again Good Luck!!!
I think that gentlekiwigiant is a New Zealender by his mail name Code Red as well as his address....but the issue that you both you and Olga state is i think, absolutely right. If you were to invite her here to Australia on a visitor visa the chances of a successful application are about the same as.....well not very likely!!! I understand that the Kiwis have a slightly more liberal policy but the issue will come down to "Is she a genuine visitor?" If she is coming out to contemplate marriage, she is not a tourist. However, I may suggest that New Zealand and Australia are very lucky in that it is a short flight to any of the islands of thr South Pacific or Bali (which I assume is relatively safe now and also there are some cheap deals available locally) and she would have no problem getting a visa to many of these countries and for you gentlekiwigiant, it is a very short flight....a couple of hours....you could take an extended weekend. Don't take my word for it, have an informal chat to a New Zealand migration lawyer or agent or the Immigration department and see what they say, but the reason that tourist visas are so hard to get is that 90 percent of illegal migrants arrive on tourist visas. I still think you ought to be able to meet her on your home soil however, because you are right....she is making a decision for her life and if she can't visit, she can only guess what her new country may be like.......coming to think of it....are'nt these women brave.
Hi people, and thanks for the quick responses. You are right CodeRed, I am from New Zealand, and thanks for the web addresses, I will check them out today. Good idea Stephen about the islands, I never gave that a thought. Wow, now I am looking forward to a short holiday!!!! Thank you too Olga, for your comments. I am always keen to hear advice from a Russian woman's point of view, and will no doubt have many more questions before I am through. It's great to have somewhere to get sensible and good advice from. Cheers team. Boyd.