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Aliens Directorate dismisses 925 marriages

During the past five years, Norway's Aliens Directorate (UDI) has dismissed 925 marriages they believe to be pro forma.

The 925 marriages that the UDI believe to be illegitimate, are between Norwegian and foreign citizens from 67 different countries. Somalia and Turkey are on the top of the list.

Despite the many cases of illegitimate marriages, the UDI plans to cut down on their future investigations.

The Directorate states that the number of fake marriages has gone down because authorities decline more applications in situations where the spouse who lives in Norway cannot afford to support the other. These cases are not reevaluated.

Meanwhile, several couples that have not had their marriages approved of have told the media that they experience the current system as discriminating.

According to a report from 2010, Norway has stricter laws against illegitimate marriages than other countries. Whereas the EU defines a pro forma marriage as a marriage entered solely for the sake of achieving permanent residency status, Norway defines it as a marriage where the "main motivation" is to secure permanent residency.

(NRK)

Julie Ryland


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