Hi all, just looking for a little bit of advice here.
My partner and I have been living here for 6 months or so now. I was sponsored in by a big bank and we somewhat optimistically assumed it wouldn't take long for her to pick up a sponsorship too. This hasn't been the case - she has not been able to get work as employers steer clear as soon as they find out she's not got the visa.
So - we've decided to take the dive and get married. This was going to happen at some point anyway but our hands been forced a bit. Anyway, anyone got any experience of this?is it fairly straightforward? How do we get the ball rolling?
She is Italian, I'm from NZ if that helps. Would a marriage here stand up elsewhere in the world?