sham marriage


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sham marriage

A legal marriage that happens primarily or solely for practical purposes, rather than love or to establish a family. Any couple suspected of entering into a sham marriage to bypass the need for work permits may be investigated by immigration and have their marriage license revoked at any time. Back when homosexuality was illegal, many gay men and women entered into marriages of convenience to protect them from public scrutiny.
See also: marriage, sham
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But Mr Vine warned that more reports from register offices and the Home Office's increasing focus on tackling sham marriage will pile pressure on the 19 enforcement teams around the country as they will not have enough resources.
AN alleged sham marriage groom met his French brideto-be at a Belfast airport on the morning of their planned wedding, the High Court heard yesterday.
A SECURITY guard pleaded guilty to helping to arrange a sham marriage.
Holubova was among more than 20 Czech or Slovak brides flown to Pakistan by a sham marriage gang based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, that set up fake weddings to dupe immigration services into letting Pakistani men into the UK.
We've interrupted 20 sham marriage ceremonies across the North East region and we've arrested 13 people overall.
Yesterday, the grooms - Manpreet Singh, 27, of Dudley Road in Wolverhampton, and Jasbir Singh, 21, of Dudding Road, Wolverhampton, admitted they conspired in a sham marriage.
Of course, the most grotesque example of a relationship that isn't genuine is a forced marriage which is of course completely different from an arranged marriage where both partners consent or a sham marriage where the aim is to circumvent immigration control or make a financial gain.
TWO people involved in trying to arrange a sham marriage could face prison sentences as they wait to learn their fates today.
A BIRMINGHAM husband has reported his immigrant wife to the Home Office - over worries that he is the victim of a sham marriage.
The post Husband and wives remanded in sham marriage case appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
A JUDGE has launched a scathing attack on a second controversial bishop after a court heard he charged a teenage couple [euro]100 for a sham marriage.
A LIBYAN man was arrested just moments before he was due to take part in a suspected sham marriage in Liverpool.
A SHAM marriage was quickly rumbled when the groom did not know whether his bride-to-be came from the Czech Republic or Slovakia, a court heard.
arrange a sham marriage after the whole wedding party were arrested by Border Agency officials.