Maryland’s International Marriage Brokers Regulation (IMBR) and IMBRA


What is the law’s citation?

Md. Code Ann. Bus. Reg. 19-601 through 19-607

When did the law go into effect?

October 1, 2010

What kinds of businesses are regulated?

―International marriage broker (IMB) – ―a corporation, partnership, soleproprietorship, or other legal entity that does business in the United States
and offers to Maryland residents dating, matrimonial, or social referral
services involving recruits [foreign female clients] by:
(1) exchanging names, telephone numbers, addresses, photographs,
or statistics or otherwise facilitating communication between a
client [US male client] and a recruit [foreign female client]; or
(2) providing a social environment for introducing clients [US male
clients] to recruits [foreign female clients] in person.

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