False statements and bogus documents in Australian visa applications are something we come across far too often at Down Under Visa.
Public Interest Criteria 4020 is part of the Migration Regulations (Cth) 1994, and is the law that covers:
- False or misleading statements or information
- Bogus documents
“I want to come over to the Philippines and marry her, then I want to bring her straight back with me.”
I imagine I’ve written something on this topic before, but it needs to be covered again. I would say that Down Under Visa would get a couple of these requests every week. And I wish I could just say “Sure! We can do that!”, but I can’t say it because it’s not possible. In a fairer world? Yes. But that’s not the way the system works.
Surely you can’t be serious?
I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.
Remember that movie? They called it “Airplane!” in America, and “Flying High” in Australia. And I constantly think of that line whenever anyone says “Surely they…….??” Continue reading
With Partner Visas and Prospective Marriage Visas, there are certain golden rules which we simply can’t get around. These are some of the issues Down Under Visa face every week.
The “must have met in person” rule.
This is set into law. Set in the regulations. You may say set in concrete, because there is no provision for waivers. If you don’t meet in person, you can’t successfully apply. It will fail. Continue reading
Strange how the word “argue” can make people want to argue? Looking at it, it has the same effect on me! “What? I’m not arguing! Who says I’m arguing??”
In hindsight, probably should have used a less confrontational word in a title (despite the fact it grabs attention).