Nigerian couple cam
Those willing to part with a few hundred pounds more can get the premium extension service.Spouses applying to move to be with their partners have to prove they can support themselves and their partners, and they have to have been living with them for two years.The retired taxi driver from Weymouth says she couldn't help but fall for her 27-year-old lover from Nigeria, when they started talking, and is devastated that their applications for visas have failed.She says she has spent £20,000 on him, including lawyers to help with the visas and flights to visit him, but says he had repaid her half when he can.Mr Nwachukwu has even been denied a tourist visa to see his wife, and their applications have been turned down because it's thought they won't have financial backing.Despite criticisms, Mrs Nwachukwu insists the marriage is not a scam, because she doesn't have any money and was upfront about that at the start.
Two years ago, Julie Dag from Bournemouth told of how she was duped into spending £20,000 after falling for local musician Lamin Sidibeh while on holiday in The Gambia in West Africa in 2007.
Applicants should prove an annual income of £18,600 between them.
Those with children should prove they will earn an extra £3,800 for their first child, and then £2,400 for their second child and any other children.
She told the Sun she'd been left lonely and isolated after the breakdown of her marriage, six months before they met online.
One day she found a message and a friend request from Mr Nwachukwu, and couldn't see the harm in striking up conversation.