International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA)
The International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA), 8 USC §1375a(d)(2) and (e)(4), was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush on January 05, 2006, and became effective in March 2006.
The IMBRA law seeks to protect foreign fiancées and brides from the risk of domestic violence by requiring the disclosure of background information from customers of International Marriage Brokers (IMBs), and from Petitioners for Fiancée Visas.
Customers who seek contact with foreign romance partners must submit basic background information about themselves to the IMB, including criminal background and domestic violence history. This information must then be presented by the IMB to the potential foreign partner in her native language for signature on a release before contact can take place.
Why is this law important? What does it mean for me?
This law is important to foreign ladies by allowing them to review a potential gentleman partner's background before starting a relationship. For the gentlemen, it means that they must be prepared to forego some privacy and offer some personal background data. The best way to view this law is simply to acknowledge the obvious: in the long run, full disclosure is the best "relationship" policy.
In accordance with the IMBRA law, all gentlemen who purchase a Singles Tour through Colombian Singles Tours (a U.S.A. based company) will be asked to submit their background information for signed release by the foreign partner before any E-Mail, personal or agency or tour group contact takes place. If for any reason a gentleman does not meet the IMBRA requirements, they will receive a full and prompt refund for any tours or memberships that were purchased.
Please be aware that your Address, Email address, Phone Number, Birth Date and Passport Number will be kept confidential and will not be released without your written permission.