I am already married and I am in the process of marrying another woman. Moreover, I am also in the process of getting Australian visa to study. I know that Australian laws do not recognize the taking of a second wife even for foreigners like me.
Can having a second wife affect my Australian visa application or (if I get the visa and travel then the marriage is finalized later on) my stay? I may not take both of the wives there with me.
(With all due respect, I ask you not to comment on taking a second wife. It is nothing illegal in my country and my culture.)
I want to remain honest whatever the case may be. So, how can I achieve that to get them both, study and second marriage, in a safe way?
I have found some related links on Australian government sites:
"the relationships between the different partners may be recognised as de facto relationships." (no exclusion is required)
"For the purpose of proceedings under this Act, a union in the nature of a marriage which is, or has at any time been, polygamous, being a union entered into in a place outside Australia, shall be deemed to be a marriage." (6 Polygamous marriages)
A de facto relationship can exist even if one of the persons is legally married to someone else or in another de facto relationship. (4AA De facto relationships - 5(b))
What is the answer?