AUSTRALIA IN INDIA | One brother and sister marry each other in Punjab and used fake passport and documents to gain partner visa where one spouse holding Australian visa and now on the run with nearly 1500 partner visa cancelled in four years obtained using false forged fraudulent documents.
Brother and sister MARRY each other in India to con their way into Australia – and immigration authorities are powerless to stop them
Siblings convinced court to register union in Punjab, a state bordering Pakistan.The woman used documents belonging to her cousin, who held Australian visa Came as husband and wife to Australia, where they were granted a spousal visa
Local authorities are investigating a string of similar immigration scams in India
A brother and sister married each other in India so they could con their way into Australia – as authorities investigate a string of similar immigration scams.The siblings convinced a court to register their union in Punjab, a state bordering Pakistan, with the woman using documents belonging to her cousin, who held an Australian visa.The pair, using the falsified documents and fake passports, then travelled as husband and wife to Australia, where they were granted a spousal visa, The Australian reported.
In the past four years, about 1,500 foreign nationals have had partner visas rejected after they were caught out cheating the system.
Most individuals were found to be providing misleading information, using fake passports or forged marriage and birth certificates.
The number of rejected partner visa applications jumped from 278 in 2015-16 to 668 in 2017-18, according Freedom of Information figures obtained by the Herald Sun.
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