I have been sending email back and forth to a lady from Kazan. She has not asked for any money in the almost 3 months we have been talking.
She did send me a letter as she called it (email) that they had hired a new director for the hair salon where she works. They were having problems getting along, she has given her 2 week notice. But she still has not asked for money.
Now she has said she wants to come over here and that she will look into what she has to do to come over here, which I said was ok with me.
I guess my question is what are the chances of her coming over here?
Should I go see her over there? If so, what about getting scammed? Would I need an interpreter? I believe she said she could speak a little English. I believe she is 42 or around there.
If I go over there do i need to worry about getting robbed?
Is there paperwork I need to do that would help let her come over here.
"Asking for money" is not the hallmark of a scammer. They're usually much smarter than that. Usually that kind of scam comes more in the form of "I have a friend who can get me a visa to visit your country and I want to see you, please send $2000 for airfare".
Or, the more slick version is "I have a visa to visit your country and will pay for my flight... please just pick me up at the airport", then, at the last minute, "Oh no, I'm at the airport and there is a problem... I need to pay a special fee and haven't got the money... Please wire me $400..."
BUT, your story hasn't yet triggered my "scam radar".
Now to your other questions.
The chances of her coming over here are near 0% unless it is on a K-1 (Fiancee) Visa. And one of the requirements for the U.S. government issuing a Fiancee Visa is that you show evidence proving that you have met your fiancee in person in the past two years.
The "paperwork"... The fiancee visa requires LOTS of paperwork, and it's a pain in the rear. You wouldn't do it unless you really knew you wanted to marry this lady.
If you are serious about her, you need to go there or meet in another location where you can both travel without trouble. But for many reasons meeting in the lady's city is the best option by far.
I've never been to Kazan, but I'm sure it's similar to other Russian cities, and the chances of being robbed are pretty low. And the chances of being scammed are also pretty low IF you follow the advice at Russian Dating Scams (click on every link from that page). Pay special attention to the advice at
Avoiding Russian Women Scams.
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