sham marriage


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sham marriage

A legal marriage that happens primarily or solely for practical purposes, rather than love. Any couple suspected of entering into a sham marriage to bypass the need for work permits may be investigated and have their marriage license revoked at any time. Back when homosexuality was illegal, many gay men and women entered into sham marriages 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.
The "ruthless" mastermind behind the sham marriage scam is already serving nine years in prison after he was convicted in August..
Two people, a 24-year-old Romanian woman and a 21-year-old man from Pakistan, were arrested at Larnaca airport on Sunday evening on suspicion of being involved in a sham marriage.
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.
AN "INTELLIGENT" teenager told a jury she had no idea she had travelled to the South Wales Valleys to see her pregnant SlovaKian best friend wed a Nigerian student in a sham marriage.
A FAILED asylum seeker, who tried to remain in the UK by using a fake name and taking part in a sham marriage, was rumbled after officers spotted his "wedding" pictures on a camera while investigating another case.
IMMIGRATION officers swooped to arrest an bridegroom moments before he was due to take part in a suspected sham marriage ceremony at St George's Hall.
A MAN has denied helping to arrange a sham marriage after the whole wedding party were arrested by Border Agency officials.
IRELAND is the sham marriage capital of the world, with shady human traffickers forcing desperate girls here to tie the knot...
When questioned at the police station, Kozlovskaja admitted being paid money for the sham marriage.
ldp For Sport Business on your phone The scam was described by a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokesman as the largest sham marriage racket his team had ever prosecuted.
Natalie Williams, a 26-year-old from St Johns Road, Dudley, pleaded guilty to taking part in a sham marriage with a
John-Paul finds out about Jacqui's sham marriage but even he can't persuade her to stand up to Davey.
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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.