My Russian friend, she can visit me in America as a tourist?
(Miami, Florida US)
Can my Russian friend visit me in America as a tourist?
My friend in Moscow Russia directed me me to the web agency Tourismo, according to her prepared the journey as such. I contacted the travel agency by mail and they sent me a budget, including passport, visa service, notary, and ticket of flight. my question is ..... sounds good but how to be sure this agency.
As I answer many times, there are two answers to this question, the literal answer to the literal question, and then the answer to the question you probably should be asking. If I had more information I could be more sure.
I'll get the simple (but probably wrong) questions out of the way first: A Russian woman can apply for a U.S. tourist visa and visit you in the U.S. She can do that without using a travel agency. I don't know how to tell if the agency is legit (my guess it is not).
Part Two of the answers to the simple questions: She CAN *APPLY* for a tourist visa, but there's no guarantee she'll get one, and the odds are probably not in her favor.
NOW the answer to the question you probably SHOULD be asking: If you've been writing to a Russian girl you've met online and you've never met her in person before, and she's here suggesting you send money to some "agency" to which she directed you, the odds are REALLY high that this is a scam. If you send the money, the agency will probably continue contacting you with additional problems with her application that require additional money, etc. They'll bleed you until you catch on.
If this girl is "real" (her identity, location, details are correct, AND she's sincere about finding a man for sincere motives of building a relationship, not an income) and you're serious about her you have ONLY ONE reasonable option: YOU MUST VISIT HER IN HER CITY.
I know all men want it to be easier, and really would prefer the beautiful young Russian/Ukrainian lady to just arrive conveniently in their city, but it just doesn't work like that in the real world.
If she's in Moscow that's good news for you in many ways. It has TWO GIANT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS, many English-speaking people that can provide guest services (hotels, taxis, airbnbs, etc.).
And if you do this I would suggest YOU choose and arrange most of your accommodations and don't let her participate much, other than suggesting the part of town in which you should stay.