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Want to Visit Ukraine? Follow These Steps

31. January 2013 by Dasha 0 Comments

Ready to visit a special woman in Ukraine? Here’s a step-by-step guide to planning the big trip. 

Step One: Become a Qualified Member

The first step in traveling to Ukraine is to become a Qualified Member. A Qualified Member is a man who has spent at least 1,000 credits on HotRussianBrides.com and has a Silver, Gold, or Platinum membership. Members must be Qualified in order to meet an HRB woman in person.

Time to complete: Varies from member to member.


Step Two: Complete the IMBRA Process

Once a member is Qualified, he is then eligible to complete the IMBRA process. The International Marriage Broker Regulation Act, or IMBRA, is a United States statute that requires background checks for all marriage visa sponsors and limits serial visa applications. IMBRA also requires background checks before speech or other forms of communication are permitted between American citizens and foreign nationals. All members of Hot Russian Brides, including those outside the U.S., must complete the IMBRA process.

Time to complete: Approval generally takes 24 hours.

Video Tutorial: How to Complete the IMBRA Process

Step Three: Submit an Intimacy Request

The Intimacy Request process is the next step on the travel checklist. Simply put, an Intimacy Request is a formal request to exchange personal contact information with a woman and enjoy filter-free communication on Hot Russian Brides. At this point, couples can also make plans to meet in person.

Time to complete: A woman has up to two weeks to approve or deny a request.
Video Tutorial: How to Submit an Intimacy Request

Step Four: Obtain a Visa, if Necessary

To travel abroad, men need a valid passport from their country of origin. Some men may also need a tourist visa. Men from the U.K., Canada, America, and several other countries do not need a visa if they’ll be in Ukraine 90 days or less. Travelers from other nations will need to secure a visa in advance.

Time to complete: Varies widely. Allow several weeks for processing.

Step Five: Make Plans

Qualified Members who are IMBRA approved, have completed the Intimacy Request, and researched visa requirements are now ready to plan the details of their visit. This means buying a plane ticket, booking a hotel or apartment, planning activities, and of course, coordinating with a lady. Surprise visits are rarely a good idea.

Time to complete: Varies from member to member.

Travel Resources

Here are a few resources for men planning a visit to Ukraine.


City Travel Guides
Kiev, Odessa, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk

Member Experiences

Real-Life Members Share Travel Experiences, Offer Tips
Rob’s Trip to Ukraine: Trips for Travelers and Russian Bride Seekers
Gentlemen Offer Tips for Traveling Abroad 

General Tips

Packing Tips for Your Trip to Ukraine

Basic Etiquette for International Travels

Dos and Don'ts for Traveling to Russia or Ukraine


Good luck and happy travels! May your trip to Ukraine be a grand romantic adventure.