Slovak-Turkish Scam Marriage Goes Wrong
The National illegal migration unit of the police has charged three people with planning a fake marriage in an attempt to allow a Turkish citizen to remain in Slovakia.
The groom’s brother, a Turk living in Austria, approached a young Slovak woman offering her EUR 500 to marry his brother as his temporary residence visa here was about to expire. If married, he could then apply for a permanent residence permit and remain in the country.
The couple therefore got married at the beginning of October, but the plan went wrong after he applied for a permit at the Foreigners Police in Dunajska Streda. They found the whole situation dubious and so did some investigating, which led to his application for residence being refused.
Now the two Slovak women and the groom’s brother who were involved in the scam marriage could spend up to eight years in jail here, while the only punishment for the fresh groom is a five-year ban on entering the Slovak Republic.