Online global unions via webcam are the first step to attaining a visa or citizenship for a non-American spouse
Many fear that such proxy weddings will help facilitate marriage fraud, as well as see an increase in the number of sex trafficking victims
A rise in Skype weddings is allowing immigrants to legally gain American citizenship by exchanging vows from opposite ends of the globe, it was revealed today.
Many fear that the proxy online marriages, which allow a couple to wed in the absence of one or both spouses, will help facilitate marriage fraud, as well as see an increase in the number of sex trafficking victims.
The growing practice has so far flown under the radar of immigration authorities, who are yet to provide extra inspection to ensure video chat marriages are not misused.