DO I HAVE TO BE A DOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT TO PARTICIPATE?
We are neither interested, nor do we inquire into the immigration status of the immigrant. However, we do verify U.S. citizens dinner participants do in fact hold U.S. citizenship
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE DINNER?
WHO PAYS FOR THE DINNER AND WHY?
The cost of the dinner is $120 for a couple. The U.S. citizen will cover the entire cost of the dinner, paying for both themselves and their immigrant date. These dinners shift the burden of cost to the U.S. citizen. It mimics current immigration policy regarding marriage which requires U.S. citizens to prove, by filing an Affidavit of Support, they are financially capable of sponsoring their spouse. The U.S. government insists verifying the financial viability of U.S. citizens to ensure that the immigrant spouse will not rely on government assistance.
(Review Affidavit of Support)
HOW DO YOU VERIFY CITIZENSHIP OF U.S. DINER PARTICIPANTS?
All U.S. citizen dinner participants must prove their citizenship to be granted admission to the dinner.
We verify the citizenship of U.S. citizen dinner participants, as well as their financial viability. At a pre-dinner in-person interview, U.S. citizen dinner participants will need to provide the following documentation:
U.S. Passport and or U.S. Birth Certificate
Pay Stubs and or Federal Tax Return Transcripts
WE ONLY REVIEW YOUR DOCUMENTS FOR VERIFICATION PURPOSES, NONE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS HELD, KEPT OR COPIED.
ARE PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED TO GET MARRIED?
There is no obligation for any participants to get married as a result of these dinners. However, we are hoping successful love matches are made and more than a few couples do decide to get married. To this end we are offering a cash wedding gift to the first couple to get married within a week of the dinner.
DO YOU PROVIDE LEGAL SUPPORT TO COUPLES WHO DECIDE TO GET MARRIED OR ANY OTHER IMMIGRATION COUNSEL?
We do not provide any legal services or support. We seriously advise you to seek professional legal counsel if you decide to pursue marriage.
WHAT IF I HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS
The full dinner will be vegan friendly.
HOW ARE COUPLES MATCHED?
WILL ALCOHOL BE SERVED AT THE DINNER ?
The meal will be BYOB.
Dinner guests will receive a complimentary cocktail or non alcoholic drink upon arrival at the event.
Please let us know if you need an alcohol free space for religious reasons and we will do our best to accommodate you.
DOES MY GENDER OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION MATTER?
All gender identities and sexual orientations are welcome. Moreover we will be giving priority to marginalized gender identities and sexual orientations.
HOW MANY COUPLES WILL BE SERVED AT EACH DINNER?
Seating is very limited. We will only cater to 12 couples per night