When you are a young adult, holidays with your family and playing board games in your free time don't seem quite so appealing as they once did. You want a taste of your own freedom, you want to hang out with your friends, and you want to let your hair down and go a little bit crazy. In other words, you want to go on a clubbing holiday. Clubbing holidays do exactly what they say on the tin – you visit a sunny destination and hit the clubs with your friends.
You've been studying or traveling in Australia for several months, you want to stay longer and to help you out, a friend has offered to marry you. It may seem like a harmless lark, but getting involved in a fake marriage for immigration purposes is actually a crime, and you should not do it. Here are five reasons why:
1. Hard to fake a paper trail
In most cases, if you get married and want your spouse to be able to stay in Australia, you need to have proof of your relationship.