Man kicked out of country after messages to prostitutes expose sham relationship

A bloke’s bid to stay in New Zealand has come towering down after officials found he had been sending saucy messages to escorts.

The unnamed 28-year-old, originally from India, had been on a student visa since 2012.

He made an application in 2019 for a partnership work visa, claiming he was in a long term relationship with a local citizen.

But when the loved-up pair had an interview this year, officials had suspicions that the whole thing wasn’t genuine.

He was rejected, and then liable to be deported – so he appealed to an Immigration and Protection Tribunal, Stuff.co.nz reported.

A panel have now revealed that the bloke, named as JS, had claimed to be in a committed relationship since 2015.

But when quizzed over why he had been sending sexual texts to escorts, he claimed it was only a “out of fun”.

His partner had not objected when she learned he had met an escort, claiming they were “mature” enough to handle the situation.

Instead they claimed officials had discriminated against them because they come from different backgrounds, and said they were “trapped” with questions designed to show their relationship was fake.

But, officials took a very different view.

In a recently published decision, they said: “In making the claim that the appellant is entitled to contact escorts, the couple have overlooked, or failed to understand, the importance of demonstrating that their partnership is exclusive of others.

“The tribunal cannot be satisfied that the couple’s partnership is genuine, stable and likely to endure.”

The tribunal declined the appeal, meaning JS must leave New Zealand within 28 days of the decision or be deported.

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