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Pippa, an Australian citizen who has overstayed her tourist visa and h

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Pippa, an Australian citizen who has overstayed her tourist visa and has been asked by the UK Border agency to leave the UK in 30 days. Within a week of receiving the request to leave, she married Tom, a Belgian citizen who arrived in the UK a month ago to start a new job as a personal trainer. The Border Agency is very suspicious of the marriage, and investigates the matter with their counterparts in Belgium. The investigation reveals that Tom has received a bank transfer of €10,000 from a man who is resident in the UK in the same area in London as Pippa. Both Pippa and Tom have been asked to attend an interview by the Border Agency and do not know what to expect.   The second client is Maria, a Spanish citizen who has been resident in the UK for 10 years since the age of 12. She arrived in the UK with her entire family, who had moved to the UK in search of work. Since then, Maria has found it difficult to integrate. She left school without qualifications and committed a number of the
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Howard replied 4 years ago.
Homework help?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes it is.


struggling to find relevant eu law on these subjects

Expert:  Howard replied 4 years ago.
Marriages of convenience do not qualify and there is a strong probability of a caseworker struggling to be convinced that the marriage was not one of convenience.

For Free Movement questions you should refer to the following: nts/policyandlaw/ecis/chapter2.pdf?view=Binary

The above should provide you with everything you need to answer the question.
Expert:  Howard replied 4 years ago.
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