Don’t become a victim of marriage fraud
If you are a British citizen or permanent resident and you meet someone from another country on the Internet or while travelling, you should take care if you are considering marrying them and sponsoring them to the UK.
Sponsors: Do not be tempted by offers of money or other rewards to enter into a marriage of convenience just so the person can immigrate to the UK. If you do this, you can face serious criminal charges.
Do not feel you are obligated to help somebody by being part of a marriage of convenience, no matter what the reason. It is not worth the risks.
Visa applicants: Don’t get involved in a marriage of convenience. You will be refused a visa and may be banned from travel to the UK and this could remain permanently on record.
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