Hi there, my Nigerian fiance currently in Malaysia on a study visa recently applied for a visiting visa to Australia for 2 months so we could spend our birthdays and Christmas together, but it was rejected. Now I am devastated and we had planned for him to apply for a prospective marriage visa when he returned, but now looks like I will have to travel there so we can get married and then apply for a partner visa.
I have been to Malaysia twice to stay with him and we had plans to marry in Australia on prospective marriage visa, but now we don't know what to do.
The reason given from the Department of Immigration in Malaysia was that they are not convinced if granted a visa for Australia he would not apply to extend his stay or apply for another visa.
I have called an immigration lawyer who wanted to charge me $451 per hour for advice!! Can anyone help?
I am really devastated, have been crying for days and just don't know what to do. We have discussed the thought of him going back to Nigeria and we could get married there, but it seems Malaysia is a better place for him to stay until he can come to Australia.
Please any help would be greatly appreciated! Thankyou.