Talk:Marriage of convenience

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Australia never had a national government during World War II, refer John Curtin - 192.43.227.18 06:41, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

There is a typo in this article. "Ones'" should be "one's". I will change it. jcm

Odd formulationEdit

"for reasons other than [...] love [...] such a marriage is orchestrated for personal gain" And here I thought love was one of the greatest personal gains one could acquire? Did I miss something? Did love suddenly become a burden? 90.230.76.159 (talk) 15:59, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

contract marriage should redirect here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.37.24.95 (talk) 08:28, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Clean upEdit

I will be cleaning up the article by deleting the arranged marriage section as there is already an article about that and also creating a "see also" section. Miagirljmw14 Miagirljmw_talk 20:04, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

MergeEdit

What would be the difference with Sham marriage? Texts are already equivalent. --VanBurenen (talk) 18:37, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Marriage of convenience is for the political purpose? It should be rewrite.--Player23 (talk) 08:21, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Immigration Marriage Fraud UKEdit

One of the confusions with the term Marriages of Convenience is that it does not differentiate between a 'Sham' marriage where two people are complicite and a 'Scam' marriage where one is being deceived. The EU is now calling these 'Scam' marriages 'Marriages of Deception' in other countries the terms 'Immigration Marriage Fraud' and 'Mariage Gris' are used. In the UK the term 'Immigration Marriage Fraud' is used in line with Canada and America to define a 'Scam' marriage.

Immigration Marriage Frauds use loop holes and therefore the pattern in countries can be different. In the UK because the UN Resolutions have not been implimented regarding Polygamy and Registration of Marriages one fault line is Bigamy/Polygamy. The fraudsters are often already married in Nikah or Civil marriages. The four main scams we see are 'The Game' from West Africa (often involving Bigamy), the Nikah Scams from Pakistan and Bangladesh (often involving Polygamy without consent), Bezness from the Middle East and North Africa and the Domestic Abuse Visa Scam where spouses aledge abuse to fast track into the UK.

Where victims of this crime suffer in the UK is that there is no easy way to get out of their marriages as fraud is not a category for annullment therefore hard paper evidence has to be obtained from countries that may not have sophisticated administrative systems. In other countries only fraud has to be determined.

The British Nationality Act 1981 Section 40 - Fraud, misrepresentation and concealment of material fact are grounds to deprive Citizenship but are rarely applied.

There is a very clear link to these Scam marriages and other ancillory crimes. America has identified the link with terrorists and papers on the subject exist at the Center for Immigration Studies. Other crimes include people trafficking, money laundering, fake documentation, visa fraud, sham marriages due to the fact that a 'Fraudster is a Fraudster'.

Several groups have set up in the UK to research, support victims and to campaign to get the Home Office and UK Government to address. Immigration Marriage Fraud UK is the leading authority on the issue. The extent of the problem is hard to determine. A minimum of 1000 cases a year where fraud could be proved rising to thousands within the Muslim community. No statistics are currently kept by the Home Office/Immigration [1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.6.69.61 (talk) 16:50, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Immigration Marriage Fraud UK www.immigrationmarriagefraudUK.com

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