Hi I'm an Australian citizen. I sponsored a Filipino lady who I'd been friends with for a few years to come to Australia. She arrived on 25/08/2015 on a 12 month tourist visa . We got married on 31st Oct 2015, then applied for 820/801 visa. She went on a bridging visa when the tourist visa ran out. We've been together for 2 years and 5 months.. Recently had a response from Immigration re 820 visa. The case officer sounds very tough and picked on some errors, like I got a date wrong and critisized some of the conversation records we sent. Also mentioned that my wife returned to Philippines for a month whilst on tourist visa. Don't know why because it was not breaking any rules. Worst thing is that they stated they have received information that she came here in a contrived relationship to facilitate her chance of immigrating and to benefit later from financial gain. Not true of course and we don't know who did this malicious report. Obviously untrue, but they are taking it seriously. We've responded to their letter addressing their concerns, but now everything is thrown into doubt. It looks like they might send her back. I don't know what I will do if this happens. I had a serious illness soon after she came here and as a result, need her to care for me. I couldn't go to the Philippines to live. We feel like were on death row. I've found this whole immigration thing very daunting, costly and a lot of work and worry. I see lots of people from overseas and wonder if they had to go through all this. It makes me wonder how did they get here?