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Im planning a trip, not sure when I will be able to take it but I'm saving money and doing the research now so I am ready.
I am seeing a lot of stuff about IMBRA, and now I'm seeing this IMBA thing as well - are these actually different acts?
What do these acts mean and how do they actually affect this process? I know you have to have the IMBRA form signed to be able to give contact back and forth, but that's pretty much the only thing I know abou imbra at this point.
IMBA is not the international mail order bride act, like some say it is. It is the international marriage broker regulation act (IMBRA). In "English" it means that before an agency can introduce men personally or by mail, The customer using the service must have a background check. Here's the "sucky" part of the law. There is absolutely no mention that the women have to be checked, for obvious reasons. That is why when an agency tells you that they have background checked the women, I know they are lying. 100 women in a 3 day tour in no way cannot be background checked. This is especially true when you see the business owners handing out flyers at the club to meet foreign men stating " make all your dreams come true $$$"
While IMBRA has its contentious parts - like the assumption that 100% of the men who pursue foreign lifemates are inherently dangerous - it was authored with good intentions and we comply 100% with the law. There is no correlation between IMBRA and our screening policies. We have every woman submit her passport or identification at the time her profile is submitted to our website. If there were any documented problems in her background, they would be noted there. AFA is committed to helping quality people find each other and a very few men are concerned about a formal screening process beyond verification of each lady's background data.
Having just completed 6 socials in as many cities, I can honestly say I was priveleged to meet so many high-quality people at our events. I am extremely proud of the men and the women who put faith in us to help them find their life-partners abroad.
If you have any doubt to the above, please contact us. We'll be happy to help you contact our previous tour clients for more information.
Yes it's a shame that the umbrella act just assumes that all of the pepole who want to get involved with dating on an international level is a criminal or a pervert or something ridiculous. Are there people like that on match.com? yes of course there are so why are these kinds of specific limitations applied to only certain companies, while others doing the exact same thing are left alone?
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