I don't think I could be friends with someone who would marry simply for citizenship. I guess it's one thing if the guy understands that is what she's after and is happy enough to go along with it, but it's completely different if she is not being upfront with him about it. That's just plain manipulative, and that's something I could not tolerate in a friend.
I also think you need a pretty strong relationship to be able to convince the relevant authorities that the couple is "for real". I had a friend who partnered up with an English guy and they had to jump through hoops with the authorities for him to be able to stay on here. I was one of their character references and the questions that I got asked about their relationship were pretty invasive.
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11-07-2014 08:46 #11
11-07-2014 09:18 #12
she hasn't even done any of this yet? Maybe she won't. Or maybe she actually does fall in love with a guy and gets married quickly- so what? Doesn't mean she's using the guy.
I think it musn't be a great friendship if you'd dump her purely on speculation anyway.
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11-07-2014 11:20 #13Senior Member
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No I wouldn't support anyone doing anything that's illegal.
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11-07-2014 11:23 #14
So I assume she's overseas somewhere? If it was more than a suspicion and the potential groom had no idea then I don't think I could 'support her in her quest' but it wouldn't be my business. If it was by mutual consent and money was/wasn't exchanged it would still not be my business but I wouldn't think bad of two consenting adults. Who knows her reasons and motivations to want to do that. There's bound to be a bigger picture which may or may not be dodgy.
When I was at uni in the late 90's I was offered 10k to marry a guy from Korea. He wasn't too cluey and there was no way he would have passed any of the tests that Immigration would have done. It would have ended in disaster. Plus we would have needed to live together for 6 months and tbh 10k wasn't worth it!
11-07-2014 11:32 #15
The laws have changed now in regards to getting permanent residency. Don't you have to be married for 4 years?
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