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NSW Divorce - Planning to Marry Again - Immigration Issues?

Discussion in 'Immigration Law Forum' started by MUHAMMAD, 6 February 2016.

  1. MUHAMMAD

    MUHAMMAD Member

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    I am a dual national of Pakistan and Australia.I got married in 2011 in Pakistan and my wife came to Australia. Unfortunately, our marriage did not last and I got a divorce November last year. I want to marry again in Pakistan and bring my new wife to Australia.

    Will there be any issues under Immigration Law?
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Guest

    Hi Muhammad,

    You may not be eligible to be a sponsor for your partner, if you sponsored another person for migration to Australia on a Partner or a Prospective Marriage visa in the last 5 years.
     
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    Thank you Sophea for you reply. Again thanks, if you can guide me.

    Actually, I got the visa 176 (skilled-sponsored )in 2014. My sponsor was my ex-wife's aunt. I was the main applicant.

    Am I eligible to sponsor my new wife?

    Regards
     
  4. Sophea

    Sophea Guest

    Who was your wife's sponsor? If you didn't sponsor her and you have Australian permanent residency or citizenship then I don't think it would be an issue. Perhaps an immigration expert could confirm this?
     
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    Thanks Sophea for your reply.

    My ex-wife's aunt, who is an Australian citizen, sponsored both of us.

    One more question, please!

    If I can sponsor my new wife, would it be ok if I apply for her Prospective marriage visa rather than partner visa?

    Your answer is warmly appreciated.
     
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