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.
Ask her to send you a scanned picture of her visa and then contact the Embassy that issued the visa to confirm its validity.
Some ladies offer to come on a work visa and then to get a fiancée visa later. If you believe her intentions are pure, buy her the tickets instead of giving her the money.
In most cases we deal with happy couples longing to see each other, however, we do get occasional phone calls from frustrated grooms whose "dream girl" turned out to be a scammer.
Signs that you might be scammed: From our experience we should warn you that anyone can become a victim of a scam.
You may try to "reply" to her existing listings under different names/e-mail address, and see what happens.
This may be the truth - Internet-cafes DO cost a lot, and with the average salary in Russia is 0 - 0 per month, using the Internet cafe could be a big expense for her.
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.
When it comes to matters of the heart even the most brilliant man can be tricked if he is not informed on tactics used by scammers.
We have compiled a list of possible scam-scenarios we hear most often from our clients looking for a life-partner abroad.
To see what kind of person you are dealing with, you may just mention that you are in a bad financial situation yourself and would love to help her with money but cannot do that at the moment.