I recently discovered that my husband had entered into a marriage of convenience with a British citizen while still married to me. We are still living together as husband and wife. He used a divorce decree from a previous marriage to show that he was free to marry. They have submitted an application for a spouse visa and he has done the biometrics and I believe he has submitted his passport (it is not among our other legal documents). I have informed the Home Office of our existing marriage by submitting supporting documents. We are currently living in Canada.
Will he be subject to a 10 year ban? Will the Home Office follow up on the information I have provided (I did speak to an Intelligence Officer from the Home Office, who confirmed receipt of the information)? I understand that marriage is not required to apply for a spouse visa (a common law union of the sorts could also suffice), so could he still be approved?
Can I apply for a visitor's visa to visit a friend or will I be impacted by his pending application? My friend has sent an invitation letter for both of us. Should I have her just send a letter for me? I have no intention to settle there. I am a Therapist here in Canada and I am very connected to my community. We are both citizens of Barbados and permanent residents in Canada.
Thanks in advance.
The application was denied because the income thresholds were not met. He has submitted another spouse visa application, this time with the finances as desired. Is it possible that the Home Office had not looked at the evidence I had submitted initially? If this is a second fraudulent application, is he likely to be banned if it is discovered? I have started divorce proceedings which he is contesting.