Hi, this must seem like an odd enquiry to many on this forum, but I am wondering what I can do to ensure a negative response to our application for partner visa. You see, we already had a proposed marriage visa granted back in 2009, and my Russian girlfriend duly arrived. But as soon as she was here, it became quite obvious to me that she was here for own agenda, and I was the "tool" to get her here. She tried to get other visas while she was here, to help her to stay, but that failed, and eventually I put her back on the plane to Russia. But we rekindled the relationship, she had me convinced that my thoughts/suspicions about her were wrong, and I just didn't understand the "cultural differences" between our countries. Finally I decided I didn't want to be alone forever, and decided to sponsor her again for a PMV. We applied December 2014, and then decided to get married in Russia, and convert the application to a Partner Visa Application, which happened last May. However, I've just returned from a visit to her over there, and once again have serious suspicions about her, and I've decided that the best and easiest outcome will be if the visa application is refused. That way, I don't have to tell her I don't trust her, and unnecessarily upset her if I happen to be wrong. But I also don't want to get her here, and find out I was right! I believe we should get our answer by the end of next month (Feb 2016).
I have not yet been asked for a medical by IMMI, which I was for the first application. Does anybody know if it is definitely a requirement for the sponsor to attend a medical exam before the visa is issued? Because I think that is my best chance of ensuring that I don't meet the health requirements for a sponsor. Any other ideas, short of contacting IMMI and withdrawing my sponsorship, something I certainly don't want to do, for it's devastating effect on her and our mutual friends there. We simply haven't heard much at all from IMMI about the status of the application, other than "sit down, shut up, we'll call you when we're ready".