Originally Posted by Flyinghigher
I am confused whether should I claim 10 single points by not declaring myself married or should I sacrifice and get 5 points for competent spouse.
To summarize, if i don't declare myself married and I keep my status single, in November my points will be 85 for 189. On the other hand side, If i declare myself married and include my spouse in the application as well, then my points in November will be 80 for 189. To be honest, I want to take my spouse with me, but i have no crazy idea how I am gonna do this.
Can anyone please guide?
If you declare yourself as single and then later in future when you want to migrate your spouse with their own application, you will have to submit a marriage certificate.
If this marriage certificate is backdated long enough to be prior to your own EOI, then it will pose risk to your own PR
Your marital status in the application should reflect based on your marriage certificate and not based on your preference.