Yes I fancy they could have waited. Tell me, when did they ask you for Nadra marriage certificate?Thanks for your support boycot. And wouldn't you think DIBP could wait just another week or so until the court case went through?
3 grand is absolutely terrible and that too for just a certificate which is only PKR 1500 (only $15 Australian dollars). I'm informing you of such fee as per my experience in January 2014 which is very recent. You should have taken him to court the very next day when he asked you more money. How could you get sucked into it? That greedy man has not only mislead you but also taken 6 grands off you (visa and certificate expenses all inclusive).The NADRA certificate was requested a couple of months after our marriage. Our migration agent believed our letter, detailing problems trying to get the MRC, was sufficient. We spent about $2,000-$3,000 AUD over a period of six months, attempting to get the certificate.
We are taking the secretary UC to court. He has refused to attend court twice now, and it is looking like he will refuse to turn up for the third court order.
The charge is attempted bribery and refusing to register our marriage with NADRA. If he doesn't turn up for the third court order, we will win the case, and our marriage will be registered with NADRA.
DIBP is like weather. You can't predict. It's just unfortunate that you're on the receiving end of such terrible incident and such terrible outcome. I really really feel for you.And we didn't receive any acknowledgement or comment from DIBP about the letter. So we were in the dark about the acceptance of that, until the last minute, when we received a tip off.