The Global Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005, also referred to as IMBRA, is legislation which was enacted to cut back punishment of marriage-based visa recipients. It adds several safeguards to the assessment process that are meant to protect both the visa applicant and U.S. petitioner.
Key Provisions of IMBRA
1. Mandating Criminal Background Checks
IMBRA mandates that most U.S. petitioners get yourself a back ground check and therefore the criminal history is disclosed towards the visa applicant, whatever the petitioner’s desires. […]