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Sponsorship Application Refused because of my Previous Marriage

Hello Mr. Niren,

I would like your opinion on my sponsorship. My husband was refused because of my previous marriage. Canada Immigration jumped to the conclusion that my second marriage is not bona fide because of my previous marriage was brief . I have reapply with more proof that my marriage is genuine. What do you think will happen? Do you think I should have appealed the case?

Thank you

Lilian

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Having a previous marriage is not itself enough for a Visa Officer to conclude that your current marriage is not genuine resulting in a refusal. In your Sponsorship Application you must have not properly documented your relationship. When there is a refusal in such circumstances, the usual course of action would be to appeal the decision to the IAD within 30 days of notification of refusal. At the IAD you can show though additional documents and testimony, that your case has merit. If you are too late in filing the appeal, you can re-apply but make sure in your application, you address the concerns of the first refusal and try to get access to the computer notes regarding your case.

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

165 thoughts on “Sponsorship Application Refused because of my Previous Marriage

  1. Shaki

    Hello,

    I am Canadian citizenship. When I was in separation stage with my exhusband I went to my country for my health issue. My marriage was Canadian. Later, I was married in my country before Canadian divorce. I applied for sponsorship for my husband but our file is refused. I live with my husband almost four years right now, and my family live in Canada. Do we have chance to apply again?. I did not really know my marriage affects for applying sponsorship before my Canadian divorce.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Shaki,
      Thank you for your inquiry. I’m glad you contacted us! We do need to take a closer look at your case in order to give you the best legal advice. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

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      1. Nour

        Hello,
        I have a question that I need help with.
        I f somebody had a verbal marriage that was conducted by proxy means taking into consideration that proxy marriage is not actually legally valid in Canada . does he have to disclose it to cic before landing as PR?
        Thank you so much

        Reply
        1. Immigration Lawyers

          Hi Nour,

          Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Unfortunately, we cannot give legal advice over the internet, but you can feel free to contact us here: http://www.visaplace.com/contact

          The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

          Reply
  2. Aman Deep

    Hi,
    I’m married and living in india. I’m in express entry pool and waiting for my turn. I have applied alone and want to settle there. Can I get PR in BC, Canada and is it possible that after staying for 1 year alone in BC i can give divorce to my husband in india. Pls help.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Aman,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! You may be eligible for permanent residency. We have helped thousands of clients obtain permanent residency in Canada, and we may be able to help you! I do need to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  3. lada

    hi. Im married to us citizen. right now we are filing paperwork to apply for green card and we’ve got an issue I think.
    ny husband wants to be my sponsor but he was married before me to immigrant also and on the tax return file is her name as well, is it ok? or he should have tax return only on is name?
    thank you

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Iada,
      Thank you for contacting us! I would love to help you immigrate to the United States with a sponsor. We have helped thousands of clients in your similar situation, and we may be able to help you! I do need to take a closer look at you and your husband’s case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  4. Carmine Draper

    hello im currently in Canada applying for a pr card thru spousal visa. but i have two children from a previous marriage whom i have no contact with at all.. do i need to include them on my application?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Carmine,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! I would love to help you during this journey. I do need to know a bit more about you and your case to help you with your immigration journey. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring about. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  5. Jessica

    Hi michael,
    I just want to ask I’m filipina, arrived here in canada as live in caregiver last 2015 of April. After 4 months I quit my job and I met a guy and we become in love and live together for 1 year .after 1 year we got married and we don’t have own kids. My husband promise that he will sponsor me but after 5 months of our marriage he wants to file the divorce . My question is I don’t have status now here in canada my Temporary residence visa will expire this month and my work permit will expire by April this year and I don’t have work what can I do please give me advice.thanks jessica

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Jessica,

      I am glad that you contacted us. I am sorry to hear about the hardships that you have faced… we have consulted with many individuals, who also suffered as a result of divorce. But don’t worry, there are other options than spousal sponsorship for you to stay in Canada! For this reason, it is critical to consult an immigration lawyer for visa applications. Please, Jan, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to get you status again here in Canada.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

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  6. sree

    Hello,
    I got married in August 2013, and i moved to canada on Dec 2013 for my studies and my husband went to NewZealand in Sep 2014. And I applied for his workpermit by giving all supporting documents that are needed and he got his visa to canada in Feb 2017. We went to india and want to get divorce now because of some personal problems. Now i’m scared and I don’t want him to enter canada with that visa which i supported for him. Can I stop that and want to know the procedure for the divorce from canada.Please reply back to this ASAP

    Thanks in advance

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Sree,

      I’m so sorry to hear about the hardships you have faced. We have helped hundreds of clients in the same situation you are in. I can understand how it’s very frustrating to have financially and emotionally supported a visa in the past that you no longer support. I would love to help understand your case and help you during this time. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take for you.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  7. Gniel

    The cic send me a letter that im not eligible as a sponsor because i dont declare my that she is my common law partner.
    How can we prove that even we are living together we are not really belong to common law that time

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Gniel. We will need to know more about the details of your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  8. mina

    As i am sponsor for my husband and we have applied since April 2016 and he have also send the csq to Ankara embassy . until today my husband did not received the visa.
    As he has 2 children but his X wife have responsible for the custody of the children ,any way due to request of Embassy we have done medical examination for 2 children. i am a full of stress . Do you think this case can be reject by Embassy .??? because it does takes a lot of time . ( WE have send all of the documents ad evidence that was needed and proved the merit of our marriage

    thank you so much for your response

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Mina. We will need to know more about the details of your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  9. anonymous

    Hi
    I have a Canadian work permit and I am in the process of applying for PR. But there was some information(marital status) which got filled in wrong in my work permit and I could not correct it. Now for my PR application since I will need to submit correct status will that be taken as misinformation? Do they verify my work permit file as well? If I just give my correct documents is that ok or do I need to provide any reason?
    Please let me know what are the repercussions.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. We will need to know more about the details of your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  10. Dom Martinez

    Hello, I am DRM from the Philippines, I was married in the Philippines but I am separated already with my wife, which means we no longer live together. I have a plan of going to Canada and study for one year. However during my year of stay in Canada I am going to live with my girlfriend who is a permanent resident in Canada so we can live and stay together. Back then in the Philippines we have a joint account to attest that we have a conjugal ties. My question is if I stay with her in Canada for one year and that we live together, is this enough for us to qualify as common law so that we can get married and my girlfriend could eventually sponsor me?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Dom. Your situation is complex. You cannot be in a common law relationship unless your divorce is final. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you after we get all the details of your complex situation. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  11. amir

    hi my name is amir(i am from Iran) i came to Canada in 2014 with my wife and my son under skilled worker program (before that time we decided to divorce and went to court together but we didnt get divorce officially ) just after 5 days of our landing we got divorced officially in Iran .i want to ask a question .this divorce dose affect my immigration and my pr card?and after 2 years i get married again and i want to sponsor my wife,do my previous marriage and divorce affect my sponsoring?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Amir. Divorce may have an effect on your future sponsorship. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. amir

        tnx for your reply,i will do that as soon as possible but you didnt answer to my first question about effect on my immigration status and my pr card?

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Amir. Please contact us so that we can discuss this matter after we have a much better understanding of your situation. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  12. Sara

    I need help urgently

    After i receive my CSQ i applied for the federal , my e-cas showing that it is in process , however i have a problem that i need help, i am married to canadian whom gave me points towards my eligibility, so with his points i qualified to apply for canada, however i am not 100% seperated with my husband and i found another guy whom i start life with him and we applied for partner visa in US
    Now if i tell the immigration about this situation , would i lose my points and i will not be eligible, or i will just ignore it.
    i am worried after they will do their background check , they will find out and i will be in trouble .
    So please advise me what to do
    Thankyou.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sara. You must always be truthful and answer questions from the immigration officer honestly. You must report any change in marital status to the immigration office. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  13. Catherine reyes

    Hi I have an application as a common law, and it has already approved by Canada. But during the processing time, my partner and I broke up, and we have our own partners already, but we still continue the application. Medical was done. Just waiting for the visa. I would just like to ask if I already got there, is it possible that my new partner can do tourist and marry her? Or is it still necessary to wait for my common law to get there before I am able to get married to my new one. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Catherine. Thank you for writing to us. Spousal sponsorships are very difficult because the immigration officer who is reviewing the case needs to be 100% certain that the relationship is genuine. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  14. Ronny

    Hi dear, I am 24 male,Newzealand returan to India and I am going to do genuine marriage to my fiancé .she is 28 and divorced in march 2016.so am I eligible to apply for Canada on sponsorship base.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Ronny. We will need to know a lot more about your situation and your that of your fiancee’s in order to determine your eligibility. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  15. Jane

    Hello.
    I am a girl permanent resident here in canada but i was sponsored by my previous common law partner but were totally separated for almost 2 and half years. My concern is while waiting for my fiveyear sponsorship bar being permanent resident to get sponsor my new partner, is there any way that can visit me here of my conjugal partner now? What kind of application can i apply to invite my samesex partner to come over here to spend holidays together… can somebody help me ? Pleaseeeeee…

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jane. Thank you for writing to us. We see situations like your all the time. We are going to need to know a lot more about your situation before we can guide you however. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  16. filmon

    Hello there,
    I have got married in my country and I have a girl of around 5 years, my wife has got a new husband before we broke,but finally we have made a final divorce in another neighbouring country(because we were a legal residence of that country),but right now I am going to marry another African girl who lives in Canada,my question is:

    Is there any problem to get married with that new lady and take my daughter with me to Canada?

    I would love to know if my baby will make the process longer or not?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Filmon. Thank you for writing to us. I see that you are very concerned for the future of your child. What is important is if your divorce is finalized, that you have legal custody of your daughter, the person that you want to marry in Canada is either a Canadian citizen or a Canadian permanent resident. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your daughter. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  17. Mavel

    Hi I am a temporary worker here in Canada and I only have less than a month before my work permit expires. My current ommim-law partner of 2 years would like to sponsor me. We already have a child. The thing is, I was previously married back to my country before coming here in Canada. My previous marriage is not yet annuled nor divorced. Can my current partner still sponsor me? What proof can I give to show that I’m already separated from previous relationship? And do I need to apply for extention for my stay before we start applying for spousal sponsorship?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Mavel. You cannot apply for a spousal sponsorship until your divorce is finalized. You will need to apply for an extension of your current visa or you will have to go back home after your visa expires. If you need help with your application to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  18. Rachael

    Hi
    I came to Canada on tourist visa & then I got married here . My husband is a permanent resident . After a short marriage I discovered after marrige that there were lot of wrong things happening like he was going to jail & we were not aware of the truth as my husband was alcoholic & into drugs & friends with wrong people. So I came back to my family & applied for divorce on the basis of one year of separation.
    The problem is I applied for the extension of my tourist visa before applying for my divorce & I mentioned them that I’m married here in Canada & will apply for my spousal sponsorship soon as I need some time as my visitor visa was about to expire.
    Now I’m concerned as I never new that my situation will change & rather than applying for spousal sponsorship I will be applying for divorce.

    I didn’t had much money to hire a lawyer so I had simply asked for divorce on the basis of 1yr separation with no spousal support .
    I came to Canada on Tourist Visa as my family sponsored me .
    I’m just planning to go back to my country as I got multiple entry visa but I’m not sure how the imigration will deal with me.
    If I will be allowed to come back since I got multiple entry visa . As till now I didn’t got any update on my extionsion so I’m on implied status.

    Please advise me what should I do as I have not informed imigration about my divorce proceedings yet as need to complete one year separation as well . It’s been long I have never heard from imigration regarding my tourist visa extension.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Rachael. Your case has many complications to it. You have a lot to risk if you do not take the proper steps to have your full situation explained to the immigration officers. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  19. Michelle

    Hi Michael

    I recently got married. My family did not attend the wedding as they do not know we do not have the greatest relationship. I am wondering if this will be a problem as one of the questions asked if you family attended the wedding they also want to know the reasons why they did not attend

    please can you help?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Michelle. When immigration Canada looks at determining the validity of a spousal sponsorship, one of the things that they do is look to see who was invited and attended the wedding. If expected people do not attend it will raise questions that need to be answered. If the questions can be answered and proved then it should not be a problem. If you need help with your application to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  20. Honey

    Hello sir ,
    New delhi visa officer refused our spouse case . Sir please can u tell me the processing time after appeal and have your firm help candidates for fast processing their cases so that they reunite in short period of time ?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Honey. A refusal is a serious matter. You must act quickly to see if you have any options to appeal the decision. In order to help you we will need to know a lot more about your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  21. madiha

    hi, I’m a US Citizen and my husband is sponsoring me. In 2009 I had a court marriage in the US that got annulled in 2 weeks. I know it’s silly but I’m avoiding reporting it because my husband doesnt know. I’m with my husband in Canada right now and we’re filling the forms together. Do I need to report it? Or is there a way to add extra information myself after we send the application?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Madiha. You must always be truthful with all your responses on your immigration applications. If the reviewing officers fell that you have lied, you could receive a ban of at least 5 years. If you need help with your application to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  22. Zaf

    Hello,
    I am a PhD student in a university in Ontario. I am planning to get married with my girlfriend who is a Canadian citizen. The only complication is that she has already sponsored her first husband in 2013, who arrived in Canada in 2015 on the basis of spousal sponsorship. They separated within months after he arrived on the basis of a conditional sponsorship. She filed for a divorce in 2015 and will be getting her final divorce papers by the end of this month. Since they are now divorced and their marriage didn’t even last more than the conditional period, will she be able to file a sponsorship application for me immediately after we get married (by the end of this year)?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Zaf. Thank you for writing to us. Your situation is complicated because of the recent sponsorship of your soon-to-be wife. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  23. Udy

    Please I would seek your advice , Am Nigerian I live and work in UAE Dubai, me and my wife are going through divorce, she’s a Canadian in Canada with my son, please will it be possible to visit him in future as these my biggest fear going through d divorce, she has my son with there in Canada. That being the only reason why we Haven’t finalize the divorce.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Udy. You have two questions. The first has to do with the visitation rights that you will have after the divorce. We cannot advise you on that. You need to discuss that with your divorce attorney and your wife. Your second question has to do with immigration. Provided that you do not have any inadmissibility such as a criminal record, you should not have a problem. That being said, a visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that you will return home after your visit. Many people who attempt to apply on their own, face rejection. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  24. al mallillin

    Hi there,

    I am applying my wife with her son for family sponsorship. My question is the VO is requesting for additional requirement which is the consent of the biological father that the son is going with her mother in Canada permanently. We start searching again for the biological father and its good we found him. But he told us that he wont sign it because the child is not carrying anymore his last name. In short, we petition in court that to change the childs last name to her mothers name qnd we won. Is there anything can you suggest pls do help. Thanks

    Al

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Al. I understand the frustration that you are feeling. Yours is a family law matter; that is not our area of expertise.
      Best of luck, Vahe

      Reply
  25. jey kumar

    Hi iam a dual citizen of India and Canada married in India in 2000 and applied for a divorce in India last year will that divorce paper be valid in Canada because my wife lives in India and i have no communication with her and its going to be hard for me to bring her to Canada or even if she comes to cooperate for the Divorce process in canada and i want to marry and sponsor my girl friend from Cuba. pls advice

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jey. I cannot advise you on Family Divorce Law and whether Canada recognizes India’s divorces; you should speak with a divorce lawyer for that. Once you have the divorce completely settled, we will certainly be able to help you with the sponsorship of your Cubian girlfriend.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  26. Hagi

    Hello,
    I am a Canadian citizen and was previously married from 2010-2011 and had sponsored my ex husband, my ex turned out to be a fraud and i withdrew his sponsorship application. I re-married in Pakistan in 2013 and sponsored my husband. My case has been refused on the assumption my marriage is not genuine. I went for an IAD in January of this year and after a long discussion the immigration officer told ” i believe everything you have told me, but it’s your husband we don’t trust” and my case got refused for the second time. The only reason i was given was that cic fails to understand how a pakistani male would agree to marry a divorcee. I have provided lots of documents and have made multiple trips to Pakistan and I don’t understand how else i can convince cic of my husband’s good intentions. I believe my husband and I are being discriminated against and i want to know what i can do at this point.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Hagi. Thank you for writing to us. It must be very frustrating to go through the entire process on your own and face the rejections. From what you have written, I can see that your case has several hurdles that need to be overcome, the first of which is that you had to withdraw a previous sponsorship application due to the unworthiness of your ex-husband. We have been practicing Canadian immigration law for over 18 years, and we are regarded to be one of the country’s top immigration law firms ; we can certainly help you correct the misconceptions that the Immigration officer is having. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  27. Bia

    Hi sir
    M pakistani and i have blue passport and have citizenship & i want to know m pregnant 30 wk and my husband is in pakistan can u tell me if i apply him for visit can he come before my delievery date here in usa i want him here as soon as possible
    Please do answer me m so teansed
    Please do reply

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Bia. From what you have written, I understand that you are currently in the US, and you are due to deliver at the end of April. A visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that your husband will return home after his visit. Many people who attempt to apply on their own, face problems that lead to denials. If you want to make sure that he has the greatest chance of success, you will need our help. We have been practicing Canadian immigration law for over 18 years, and we are regarded to be one of the country’s top immigration law firms. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for your husband. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm Please do not wait.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  28. Sabina

    Hello, I am Sabina and I was recently married last year in Pakistan. Prior to my marriage I told my parents it not something I wanted to do, and well it was sorta of rushed when I was there and left without much say. I am still in love with my x boyfriend who lives here locally in bc and wish to be with him. I am trying to build up the courage to tell my whole family. My new husbands papers have been approved and sent to Lahore, Pakistan. Is there any way to get the process delayed, while I figure out what to do? Just delayed , as i am inure what will happen when I tell my family.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Sabina. You will have to check with the Consulate to see what the processing time will be and if there is anything that can be done to delay it.
      Best of luck, Vahe

      Reply
      1. Sabin

        you mean i should call the pakistani consulate in lahore?

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Yes.

          Reply
  29. Cloie

    Hi,

    I am applying for a Canadian Tourist Visa, do I need to declare my previous common law partner?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Cloie. Yes you must declare a previous common law partner. A visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that you will return home after your visit. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  30. Lisa

    So ive been dating my current boyfriend for 4 years now, but during the time I was technically married, though separated from my then husband, i have recently been divorced as of 2013 and I have been trying to get into canada tooth and nail. Only to have everything declined. Anything at this point will help 🙁

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Lisa. There is a lot more information that we would need to be able to suggest an immigration strategy for you. What is the citizenship of your boyfriend? Are you living together? Have you had previous denials when applying for a Canadian visa? I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  31. Al

    HI
    I am separated from X wife in Canada since 2014 . I have a separation agreement but I didn’t apply for divorce yet. Now I got married overseas (Lebanon) last month and I am applying to sponsor my new wife.
    Can I apply to sponsor my new wife with the separation agreement or I should get divorce court order ?
    In other words is the separation agreement enough ?

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Al. Your separation papers are not enough. You need to be legally divorced to apply for a spousal sponsorship.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  32. June Celine

    Hello
    My name is Joy and been here in Canada since 2008 under Live in Caregiver Program. I submitted my application in 2011 and til now I’m still waiting for my PR. I was married before with 3 kids yet I divorced their Father in 2011 here in Canada, which I excluded him on my application. Right now I recently got married to a Canadian Citizen which I lived with for 4 years. My question is…does marrying a Canadian Citizen would affect my application for Permanent Residency and sponsoring my children?
    Thank you and all the best!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Joy. Thank you for writing to us. It seems that you have been waiting a very long time for your PR application to be processed. Marrying a Canadian should have no effect on your PR application and sponsoring your children. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you to find out what is happening with your PR application. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  33. barbie

    HI I am from Pakistan ..
    i am with common law partner in Pakistan, my common law partner has Canadian nationality holder. He is married but we are living together about 1 to 1.5 year. can he apply for common law partner as he is in married relation with his wife?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Barbie. If he is already legally married, he cannot also be in a common-law relationship.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  34. Shaz

    I applied for inland spousal sponsorship and open work permit in the same month (applied for OWP after two weeks of sending the spousal sponsorship application). The open work permit was refused as they said that I have not applied for a spousal sponsorship. The spousal sponsorship application has been received at the CIC office and I have verified this from the courier service. Both the applications were sent on the correct addresses. My passport is also expiring soon which makes me worried, as I have heard that the validity of the work permit expires with the passport. After communicating with CIC, they said that my two applications were not linked previously and they will look into the matter. My question is if my passport expires, would they still issue me a work permit? The embassy of my country does not issue a new passport if the applicant’s passport expires whilst on a tourist visa.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Shaz. You have a lot of moving parts in your immigration situation.An expired Passport is not good. An expired work visa is terrible. You need professional assistance to get all this cleared up and make sure you stay in status. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  35. Veronica M Scarlett

    I am a Canadian who has lived in the US for 22 yrs on TN visa. I have been with my husband for 21 yrs, and married for 9yrs. I am finally applying for a green card, and we began filling out the forms and getting decrees together.

    Well, in going through our stuff, he of course must have his decree of divorce. Hè couldn’t find it, but went to the courthouse, and got it. We have a problem. We thought he was divorced before our wedding on Canada I’m 08/06, but the decree was not signed by the judge until 01/07!

    What is our next move…any help is appreciated.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Veronica. It is unfortunate that the dates on the divorce decree are not correct. The only thing that you can do is go back to the courts to have the dates rectified and obtain the updated documentation.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  36. buffy yeas

    hello my name is Buffy, I got married when i was 18 when i got married (arranged marriage) i am 21 now and want a divorce the man i married just got a visa to come to the states to live with me, but i was never able to call it off because i was to afraid of what my parents my say, but i am now in love with someone else and want to remarry, can sponsor again after being married to someone i had sponsored and had only been here for a short time.?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for contacting us Buffy. You can file a new sponsorship application, however you must divorce and have that finalized before proceeding with a new application. You will have to disclose the fact that you sponsored a previous spouse and that you are still held financially responsible for him per the affidavit of support I-864 that you signed. This is an undertaking that should the spouse become a public charge, you would be on the hook for 10 years even if the marriage doesn’t work.
      By filing a new sponsorship application, you will be financially responsible for both individuals.
      After your divorce is finalized and you want to proceed with your new Spousal Sponsorship, please give us a call at 1-855-886-8472 so that we can see how we can best help you.
      Regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  37. mico

    Hello!! I am a filipino living here in the philippines and i have a filipina online relationship for 3 years living toronto and we havent see each other but we have an intact communication she always send me letters through mail and i also do the same and everyday we talk over the internet. she planning to have a vacation on march 2016 and we decide to marry here in the philippines while having her vacation. My question is it possible that can i live also with her in canada? She planning to sponsoring me so that we can start our family in canada is that possible? Thanks

    Reply
  38. Jen

    My common law spouse tried to sponsor his daughter this year in April but was refused because he removed her from his pr application, he said the officer told him he could apply for her later. He had to remove her because he couldn’t find the mother to sign the forms. He didn’t appeal the decision because naturally we were shock and found out 3 months later we hs 30 days to fight the decision. My question is we want to reapply with a letter from a lawyer string the reason why we didn’t appeal the decision and also for humanitarian reasons, his daughter is been cared by 100 year old great grandmother and it’s now hard, the child is to cook and clean for herself and we don’t know if she goes to school all the time. We finally found the mother and she wrote a letter signed and sealed by a job in her country stating she gives up her right to the child and for us to have her. We are just worried she will be denied again. Also we fought to get information from his file stating she was on his original forms but the cic has made it impossible to get them and gives us the ran around, the child is only 11 please help

    Reply
  39. Lei

    Hi, I entered canada in a live in caregiver program from 2006 and currently I am permanent resident since 2011. When I applied for the program I’m still single and got married before I enter canada I didn’t change my status to married since then even when I applied for my PR didn’t change my status to married because I didn’t know that I can change. It’s been almost 10yrs now and I want to sponsor my husband but I don’t know what to do if this will affect my status here in canada and if there’s any way I can still sponsor him. It’s hard especially we have an 8 yr old daughter who’s born here as canadian citizen. I can’t hardly work and save for our daughter. All I can do is go home every year just to make sure they will spend time together for few weeks and it’s causing too much expenses for me. Is there any chance if I can still sponsor him and I can change my status if not too late to do so. Please help me thank you

    Reply
  40. Cindy

    My friend is asking me about this..she was sponsored by her husband but she doesnt want to live with him anymore. They’re married for 3yrs but after they got married the guy went back to canada and she was left in her country. The marriage wasnt pleasant so they decided to be separated but not legally. They’ve got their own gf/bf now. And now she’s coming to canada and asking if they need to live together before getting separated? And asking if after the immigration interview, can she cut the trip going to where her husband live? (Well her husband lives in Alberta and she wants to cut the trip in BC and live there where her privious boyfriend is staying). Please help.. thanks!

    Reply
  41. kahkashan

    I am divorced but want to pursue my higher studies(masters at 27 years) in Canada. Will my divorced status affect my study visa application?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for your inquiry Kahkash. I am really glad that you contacted us.

      There are many factors that have to be considered with a study visa; marital status is just one of them.

      Please Kahkashan, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to better advise you regarding your study visa application.

      Vahe

      Reply
  42. Irma

    Hi my husband married in indonesia n he was inland sponsor me with my own kids from 2013 my husband revoked the sponsor June 2015 but I was in abuse ,police involved,child services in AB,after back n forth shelter,I decide to leave my husband and I submitted for PR under humanitarian , I try to extend my visa legal stay but get refused also my kids list status after the sponsor get revoked, and currently I live with my 3 kids and boyfriend for 6 months , I planning to withdraw my application for PR humanitarian because I worried refusal risk , now my boyfriend intention to sponsor me as common law , the question its do I eligible get second sponsor from my boyfriend ? As now while my divorce with my husband still in process ? Hope to hear ur suggestions soon , thank you with my regards 🙂

    Reply
    1. vahe

      Thank you Irma for your inquiry.

      Your situation is complicated but we have dealt with this before.

      In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more about your

      qualifications. Please complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-

      assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your

      assessment form has been reviewed.

      Best regards,

      Vahe

      Reply
  43. greg green

    hi
    I am a Canadian citizen , my wife s a Thai citizen ,
    we married in Canada 1.5 years ago
    we are applying for me to sponsor her to immigrate to Canada
    she can not obtain her divorce certificate from a pervious marriage ,
    will she still be granted immigration to Canada ?
    thanks greg

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Greg for your inquiry.
      Spousal sponsorship can be complicated if it is not approached properly. In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more about your situation. Please complete this form for me, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your assessment form has been reviewed.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  44. Angy

    Me and my husband got married in 2014. He was married in Canada in 2011 and his marriage was annulled but he doesn’t have the date of it, as well she lied and told the courts that he was abusive to get the annulment. I want to sponsor him but he doesn’t have annulment date. I’m not sure what to do?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Angy for your inquiry.
      Spousal sponsorship can be difficult if it is not approached professionally. In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more about your situation. Please complete this form for me, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your assessment form has been reviewed.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  45. Imran khan

    Hi!
    My Name Imran I live in Italy And I have Italian Residence Permit !

    Me and my Canadian Girl Friend was Got Marriege In Italy !

    She send to me Sponser In Italy Butt Canadian embassy Refuse My Visa they said My and my wife Age Is 22 year difference !

    I don’t understand really Why they refused Acroding The Canadian Law ,can A Women who is over age she can’t Marriege with some one or what ?

    Plz give me suggestion what should I do now !

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Imran,

      Thank you for your post. I am sorry to hear about your refused application, but don’t worry as we have assisted many clients in the past with having negative decisions overturned. In order for me to give you any kind of advice, I must first learn some more information about you and about the Sponsorship application that was submitted. Kindly complete this form for me Imran, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me the details I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your submission has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  46. Lucka

    Hello,
    I`ve been legally in Canada for 3 years and I have 1,5 year left. Im from Europe, my boyfriend is Canadian. We would like to get married. I was married in 2009-2011 in an Arabic country. I wanted my divorce papers but my ex told me to leave the country without providing me any divorce documentation. Now CIC will want proof of my divorce but my ex refuses to communicate, the only contact between us was when i found him on facebook and send him 3 msgs asking to send me the divorce papers but he never replied. Please, how could I obtain it as the Ministry of Justice in Oman has no evidence of our divorce and we cant get hold of my ex? Is there any way I could get married? Thank you

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Lucka,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I am sorry to hear about the hardship you are experiencing due to the lack of cooperation from the other party involved. This is not a situation that we haven’t encountered before at our firm…and we have been very fortunate and successful to have assisted our clients in matters like these. In order for me to be able to advise you accurately Lucka, I would need to learn more details about you and your Immigration Status here in Canada. Kindly complete this form for me, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ so that I may assess and evaluate your circumstances accordingly. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  47. Emmanuel

    Hi there,

    I sponsored my wife in 2011. She arrived and became permanent resident in 2013. We separated October last year after unable to resolve our differences. I’m planning to marry again next year. My wife to be is living outside the Canada, I would like to know if I can sponsor her? Other concerns for this sponsorship are: my soon to be ex-wife received government grant for her education and I also received second career funding for my education after being laid-off. I completed the training and now working in a pharmaceutical company.

    Please can there be a possibility of me sponsoring my new wife to be?

    Your advice on this is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Emmanuel,

      Thank you for your post. There is definitely the possibility to Sponsor your new wife to be to come to Canada, but I must determine your eligibility first. In order for me to do so, I must obtain more information about you to give you the most accurate response. Kindly complete this form for me, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with the details I need. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  48. red alenoid

    me and my ex wife was married outside canada and we were separated for 10 years already. i have a 5 years old child now with my current gf and im planning to sponsor them to live with me here in canada. can i sponsor them even if i havent filed a divorce with my ex wife? i have no idea where my ex wife is now though.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Red,

      Thank you for your post. Unfortunately, you will not be able to marry or sponsor anyone for marriage until you have filed for divorce. It is against the law to marry someone before a previous marriage is annulled and you have the supporting documents to prove it. MF

      Reply
  49. smith

    Please help,,,,I need your help, I did a marriage with my first wife in march in 2012, while we went for American lottery interview in the embassy but we got denied due to some question we were unable to answer correctly and we were issued a form that stated misrepresentation, which I later heard it is an automatic ban.

    My question is that, can American ban affect my visit to Canada because I want to visit my brother that school in canada

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Mr. Smith,

      Thank you for your inquiry. The ban will not affect you coming to Canada. As long as you have a valid Visa, you’re more than welcome to come. MF

      Reply
  50. David

    Dear sir/madam,

    I’m applying for express entry and I have a positive LMIA,passed ielts and necessary documents needed. My problem is my wife. She dont want to give out her current address in Canada and her travel history. As applicant, I need to have her background information as needed by your CIC. I only have her email address as our form of communication before. We are currently not in good terms and we are planning to be legally separated soon. What should I do with the forms I need to fill out that needs her information and medical request that she need to comply?

    Hoping for you speedy reply.607560

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello David,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I am sorry to hear about your separation and your wife not willing to participate. Please do contact our office so that I may advise you on what steps you can take to ensure that you do not miss this opportunity to immigrate to Canada, even if your wife does not wish to support you or participate. MF

      Reply
  51. Nika

    Hello,
    Hopefully someone could help me. My boyfriend and I are planning to get married sometime this year. I’m residing in Canada more than 5 years now and I met him through internet 2 years ago, no common friends at all. But we’re constantly and consistently calling and messaging each other everyday thru the use of technology apps (viber/wechat) and internet connection (wi-fi). Is it still possible for me to sponsor him as my spouse once we get married? What proofs should we present to CIC to prove that our love for each other is genuine and pure? Would there still be a 100% chance for Canada Immigration to grant our application? Thanks in advance!

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Nika,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Firstly, congratulations on the upcoming nuptials! I am sure that this is a very exciting time for you both. All of the information/documentation that is required from you to provide along with your Spousal Sponsorship applications is available online on the CIC website, but they don’t provide you with the information pertaining to what documents or “proof” of the validity of your relationship is required…they look for things such as photographs, any gifts exchanged, who from your family and friends is aware of your relationship, etc. Spousal Sponsorship applications can be tricky to complete on your own, especially when you’re unsure of how much “proof” is enough “proof”. Do contact us and schedule a consultation after your wedding so we can assist your with the application process; because much like many things in life there are no guarantees to the “100%” approval of your applications, but you are always closer to achieving that goal when you hire a qualified professional to help. MF

      Reply
  52. Rahan

    Hi, I am studying in Canada, can I sponsor my spouse with the condition of 6 months of pregnant?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Rahan,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately because you are in Canada on Temporary Status just to study, you would not be able to apply for Spousal Sponsorship is only for Permanent Residents of Canada of Canadian Citizens looking to sponsor their family who reside outside of Canada. But, you can apply for your wife to come join you here depending on the program of study you are taking and the length of time your program is…if it is still safe for her to fly of course. MF

      Reply
  53. cassey

    My husband and i are married in philippines. He divorce me in canada. But yet he use a marital status as married when he applied in USA is that a problem?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Cassey,

      Thank you for your post. It is always best to complete applications as accurately as possible. Failure to do so may result in delays and/or refusals to applications. MF

      Reply
  54. kiran

    Hi my husband and I had sponsored my in laws from India in 2009 and our case has been refused because we did not meet the minimum income required. We were 4 at the time we applied but I was previously married and sponsored my ex husband and signed a 10 year undertaking in 2002. We were not aware of this as we sponsored our parents in 2009 and the undertaking for spouse changed from 10 years to 3 years in June 2002. I sponsored my ex husband in march, 2002. We had to include his as well but we did not do so as we thought my previous undertaking was over.

    My ex husband has been working since he has come to Canada in 2003 and is a successful in his trucking business now. My 10 year undertaking was over in march,2013 so did I have to make income for him for the whole year. I don’t understand.

    Please let us know what we can do. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Kiran,

      Thanks for the question. Your current application should not be negatively impacted unless your previous application made you inadmissible for some reason. We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  55. hayley

    I have been living in Singapore with my common law partner for over 3 years now but I am still married by law in another country. I separated with my husband 10 years ago but not legally or divorced and we have a child. Can I apply for an immigration visa to Canada with my common law partner?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Hayley,

      You will likely need to obtain divorce certificates from your previous marriage, as the CIC will want to see documentation of this. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  56. Anthony

    Hi There,

    Hope someone could help me.
    I wan to sponsor my partner in our country (Philippines)
    But the problem is she is still married on her ex husband.

    She’s planning to file a divorce in the US and we’re planning to get married afterwards.

    Can I petition her as spouse sponsorship?
    Will Canada acknowledge our marriage in the US?

    Thanks in Advance,
    Anthony

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Anthony,

      Your wife must show her divorce certificates from her other marriage in order for you to sponsor her, according to the regulations set by the CIC. Please contact us if you have any further questions, as we would be happy to help with the Family Sponsorship process.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  57. Karan

    Hi Niren,
    I have been legally separated from my wife for over 4 years now, the divorce process is going on, it is yet not complete. Right now, I don’t have any documented proof of this, what can I show to CIC to prove I am legally separated?
    Can I give an affidavit stating this? Will it suffice?

    Best Regards
    Karan

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Karan,

      An affidavit would be helpful but the best thing would be to obtain the Separation Agreement from your lawyer or the court. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  58. Sarah Ann

    Hello,

    I have been with my husband for three years, we were married on October 25th of this year (2014). He lives in Canada (citizen), and I am a US citizen. We were married in the US. Before our marriage, we lived together, then I had to return to the states and we are married but can’t love together until we file immigration paperwork. My question is…as we file for our paperwork, he can support me and always has…I was married in 1992, and divorced in 2007. Everything was legally dissolved but I went into default on my child support (as I have two children, and was homeless and unemployed at the time), willy arrears effect my immigration to Canada when my husband tries to sponsor me? Please let me know. I have made arrangements with the FOC where my payments are due, and have been catching up and making on time payments…I just still owe arrears. Thank you for your advice.

    Reply
  59. Abhishek

    Next month I am getting married to a girl whose PNP for Manitoba was filed through a sponsor in June 2013 and she has yet to receive her approval. And we heard that since June 2014 filling of new applications for PNP Manitoba are on hold. Now my question is:-

    1)Can she add my name in same application once we get married or i have to wait for her approval to get through and then she can go to Manitoba and sponsor me as a spouse?

    Thanks in advance,
    Abhishek.

    Reply
  60. Mel

    Good evening, I have a question regarding a Jamaican man (pr) who is sponsoring his wife and child to come to Canada. However he has a fiancé and a young baby living in Canada (born in Canada). The wife does not know and he did not report his Canadian born child on the application. Not sure if he had to or not. Is this considered fraud? His fiancé has found out and will be taking him to court for child support. Will that affect the decision?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Mel,

      Thanks for the question. If the application form requires you to list all biological children and he does not do so, that could be grounds concern, but in terms of his fiance` who is not a common law partner/spouse, the legality of that is a bit of a grey area. If any of you would like assistance from one of our experienced immigration lawyers, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  61. Muhammad Najeeb Siddiqi

    Hi
    I would like your help on a query relating to spousal Sponsorship.
    I have applied for my wife immigration in March 2014 and got an letter from Immigration Canada that I owe some amount from my previous undertaking. I contacted the concerned department and have cleared all amount from my previous undertaking. My question is do I have to reapply for my wife immigration or the concern department will provide the update directly to immigration Canada.

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Muhammad,

      Thanks for the question. If you paid all outstanding fees and submitted a fully completed application and were not advised that you needed to reapply, then there should be no need to do so. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
    2. Muhammad Najeeb Siddiqi

      I got my GCMS notes, the last notes that I have on my file on Jan 25th 2015 shows ” File EM for refusal Decision”.
      Even though I have already paid my debt and they also have on their record that debt paid in full but it seems as they are refusing my application. Also they have notes on file that Mississauga CPC is not willing to revisit their decision about my eligibility. Any advice?

      Reply
  62. later

    I have declared to US authorities my martial status as married and got US visa, after which I divorced and remarried. Now with Canada immigration office I declared only about my current spouse. Is it okay?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Thank you for the question. If the application only inquires as to your current marital status and information about your current spouse, then you should only mention your current spouse. If the application asks about previous spouses then you must answer honestly. If you require any further assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  63. Tayoni De Silva

    My daughter is permanent resident in canada.She went back to India for her marriage,now she is pregnant for tow months. She left her canadian job too.She wants sponsor her husband to canada,does she has to come back to canada or can she sponsor him from india.Other question is her husband works in phillipine.Does he has to mention phillipine address for interview purposes and also she has no job at the moment, Please advice me

    Reply
    1. renata

      Hello Tayoni

      Thanks for your contact. Your daughter can do the sponsorship in India for her husband and he needs to inform all the address that he lived since age 18 to Immigration. For more information I suggested you contact one of our immigration professional will assist you: http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Best regards,
      Renata Nunes

      Reply
  64. hello

    My fiance in the US wants to sponsor me for a US student visa.What are my chances for the visa being accepted.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Assuming that you do not have anything in your history which would cause you to be inadmissible to the US, then there is a good chance that your student visa will be approved. However, there may be other options available to you which can put you on the path to becoming a permanent resident in the US, but in order to determine that we would need more information from you. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  65. Anonymous

    Hi,
    I want to apply for immigration to canada. I got married on 30 Oct 2012 and not living with my husband for more than 8 months now. We haven’t filed for divorce yet. While applying for immigration to canada via skilled workers program can I apply as a single applicant as we are separated. I dont want to provide and wrong information but neither I am Divorced nor legally separated so what should be my status….pls help,
    Regards,
    Deepshikha

    Reply
    1. Bahareh Norouzian

      Hello there,

      Thank you for your recent post.

      You may be able to prepare an Affidavit attesting to your marriage broke down and that you have lived separate and apart for from your husband and separation occurred as of a specific date;with supporting documents such as living in different adress, Separation agreement between you and your husband, and etc. For more inforamtion please do contact us by filling out our online free assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your optinos.

      I turst the above meets with your satisfaction.

      Regards,

      Bahareh

      Reply
    2. renata

      Hello Deepshikha

      Thanks for your question. You can inform the Immigration your marital status as a separated.

      Regards,
      Renata Nunes

      Reply
  66. hello mam sir

    Hi can u tell me about second meriag law 2014 sponsorship I got divorce 2012 so now I can apply my secand husband plz tell me so which thing when I apply thx

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hi There,

      If you’d like further guidance, we’d be happy to provide you with a consultation to discuss your situation in greater detail.

      Best Regards.

      Reply
  67. Celia

    Hi,

    My husband is a permanent resident of Canada.

    He was previously married with 2 kids. He filed sponsorship for his wife then and the 2 kids. He cancelled the wife’s application because they separated while their family sponsorship application is in process. The kids application was just put on hold.

    His first marriage was annulled in March 2013, we got married in Sept 2013. My questions are:

    1. can he sponsor me already as a spouse? is there a specific timeline on when you can file the application, like we have to wait for a certain period of time, a year or so before he can sponsor me given the fact that he filed a sponsorship visa before for the 1st wife which was later on cancelled, plus we were just married for less than a year.

    2. i’m currently employed and if ever i’m already eligible to be sponsored as a spouse, i’m thinking of pursuing the application after a year or 2 because only then that i will be entitled to the early retirement program of my company. I would like to avail the retirement program before i join my husband in Canada. Will it not be a problem to visit my husband on a for a visitor’s visa? what’s my chance of getting approved if I apply for visitor’s visa? I’m thinking that the consul might question why apply for a visitor’s visa when you can already file for sponsorship.

    Thank you and i would really appreciate your advise.
    Celia

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hi Celia,

      The parameters of sponsorship are often well laid out and strict. However that being said, I would feel awkward giving advice without a full comprehension of your specific circumstance. If you’d like further guidance, we’d be happy to provide you with a consultation to discuss your situation in greater detail.

      Best Regards.

      Reply
  68. kelly r

    Hello

    I was previously married but got an annulment im the usa and now my husband will be sponsoring me in canada. My question is with my previous marriage our lawyer told us annulment as if it never happened so I do not need to list it in sponsorship application. Want to confirm if that is true and that if I dont list it there should be no problems

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Kelly

      You should indicate that you had an annulment and have the papers to show this for your Canadian application.
      If you need professional representation feel free to contact us
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  69. Tika

    Hello I have sponsor my husband to come to canada in 2011. My application was refused because they didnot believe my relation ship was genuine . My husband had a translater in interview but when ever he translate he mistranslate, everything he said is the opposite of what my husband said.n the other thing is i didnot have enough supporting document so what should i do next? Do i have to re apply or appel.

    Reply
    1. Sonia Grewal

      Hello Tika,

      I am sorry to hear about the refusal of your application. You have 15 days from the day you received the refusal to apply to Leave and Judicial Review at the Federal Court of Canada. Given the seriousness of the matter and the time constraints, it is strongly suggested that contact our office to have a consultation with an immigration practitioner.

      Reply
  70. ming c

    Good day. I’m am living here illegally in the United States for almost 10 years. I was married in the Philippines and divorced her in the USA. I met american citizen and married . Unfortunately, I could not adjust my immigration status because of my Crewmen visa C1/D used to enter in the USA. One year later of immigration adjustment denial my american wife broke our relationship.

    After all bad circumtances,I’m planning to go back to my home country. I asked my wife back in the philippines if we can get our family back together with our child. So now we are in good relationship, our friends from Winnepeg, Manitoba want to us to apply in Provincial Nominee Program through their supports.
    However, as I mentioned in the beginning I divorced my wife from the Philippines here in the USA. In the law of the Philippines we are still married unless we file annulment. I’m afraid my marriage in the USA will affect our application to migrate in Canada.

    Should I declare in the application my marriage in the USA?
    or
    Should I file another divorce with my american wife before applying to Canada?

    Please give me advise. I want to start new life and give my child a better future.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Ming C

      Thank you for your post. This is a complicated situation. You must always disclose relevant information about your situation and answer the questions on the forms truthfully. However, this is a case that requires legal advice. Your divorce in the USA should stand but we would have to look at this in more detail. You are welcome to complete our immigration assessment and provide us with this information and we can help! Best Michael

      Reply
  71. mina

    Dear Sir/Madam

    My husband ahs applied to sponsor me as second marriage.He was separated from his wife for more than two years but he had not gotten divorce .
    As we read the guide of sponsorship ,it said that with separation and tax form you can proceed for sponsorship and we thought certificate divorce from Canada is not necessary and asked lawyers and they said the same.Now the office send a letter that my husband should provide certificate divorce to complete the proceeding otherwise they refuse application.

    My question is “do they accept recent certificate divorce after the date of our marriage .In addition my husband has divorce certificate from our country too, and its date is after our date of marriage.(it is legal here to get marry to second and then divorce from the first wife).
    Now I will be very appreciative if you lead us that what can we do that they do not refuse our application.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Mina

      Since your husband is not yet divorced from his former wife, you can’t apply as spouse. But you could possibly apply as a common law or conjugal sponsor depending on the situation. But if you applied under the standard spousal sponsorship category, yes your application will be refused. You should contact a lawyer to help you with this case before you get a refusal. If you do then you may have to appeal it and it could take a year to get your case resolved.
      Best
      Michael Niren

      Reply
  72. mahtab

    Hello Dear sir Niren

    My husband ahs applied to sponsor me as second marriage.He was separated from his wife for more than two years but he had not gotten divorce .
    As we read the guide of sponsorship ,it said that with separation and tax form you can proceed for sponsorship and we thought certificate divorce from Canada is not necessary and asked lawyers and they said the same.Now the office send a letter that my husband should provide certificate divorce to complete the proceeding otherwise they refuse application.

    My question is “do they accept recent certificate divorce after the date of our marriage .In addition my husband has divorce certificate from our country too, and its date is after our date of marriage.(it is legal here to get marry to second and then divorce from the first wife).
    Now I will be very appreciative if you lead us that what can we do that they do not refuse our application.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hi Mina

      I answered this question in an earlier post. You can’t apply for sponsorship as a spouse if your husband is not yet divorced; rather you would have to apply as either a common law or conjugal sponsor depending on the case.

      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  73. naeem

    hello niren..my wife she canadian she sponsor me in july 2009 the immigration refused our sponsorship case mar 10 2010 i did appeal in federal court fedeal court dismissed our case then i re apply dec 07 2010 the immigration us for interview we give them lots of paper all our answer was same in jun 17 2012 cbsa come our check every think then they left. in dec 07 2012 we recive same litter section 193 we don.t belive u and your wife live together..thats very surprise to me …my wife did call the immgration the told her can re apply agan or u can go in federal court…i don.t want to go in federal court…the federal court don.t even look the case..just dismissed the case with out any think..can u plz telll me what to do?if u do m appliction how much fee u charge? ty

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Naeem

      Thank you for your post. Yes sponsorship refusals happen all the time. Now you already appealed to the Federal Court and your case was dismissed.The best approach is to now apply for a new sponsorship application. We can certainly help.

      Reply
  74. John

    Hi michael,
    Regarding my spousal application,my wife sponsor me and all the documents as proof and needed for the papers are already pass in the immigration, as we wait for the decision it says that;
    You are not an eligible sponsor because you did apply the applicant in your permanent resident at the time you become a permanent resident of canada.
    The problem sir is that my wife’s status is single when she get her pr card because her reason is that she has not got yet our marriage contract due to it is still in process in the Philippines so she does not have any proof that shes married that time. Is there any thing we can do about this case?it is still possible that i can come to canada and re unite with my wife?
    Thank you and more power!

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello, see my previous comments.

      Reply
  75. savia

    Hi,

    My name is Savia and I am a permanent resident of Canada. I have two kids born in Canada. My husband is in Pakistan. My Sponsorship Application got Refused because of my husband’s previous marriage (I got married in March 2008 and his divorce was in 2009). It took a long time for his divorce to get finalized and we thought we could get married before the finalization of his divorce.

    Now I need help.

    Reply
    1. Alicia Kim

      Dear Savia,

      Your marriage has to be valid in Canadian jurisdictions to be a valid marriage. In order for your husband’s divorce in a foreign jurisdiction to be valid there are certain procedures to follow in Canada. For example, you would need to have a family law lawyer in Canada to review your husband’s divorce certificate and give his/her opinion as to whether the divorce is valid in Canada or not.

      Once you have met the requirements, you may file a sponsorship application one more time. However, since your first application has been refused, I recommend that you consult with a qualified immigration lawyer to ensure that your second application is properly prepared to ensure success.

      Hope this helps.

      Reply
  76. mercy

    Hi,

    My name is Mercy. I would like to know if I can sponsor my housband today. In the past, I had sponsored my ex-husband.

    Reply
    1. Alicia Kim

      Dear Mercy,

      Please note that when sponsoring an applicant, a sponsor signs an undertaking and the length of undertaking is three years after that applicant becomes a permanent resident.

      If you sponsored your ex-husband and three years have not elapsed, you may not sponsor a new husband.

      If your ex-husband has not become a permanent resident yet, you may be able to cancel your undertaking. However, I suggest that you consult with an experienced immigration lawyer with more detailed information about your situation.

      I hope this helps.

      Reply
  77. Karan

    Hi,

    My name is Karan. I am married to a Canadian citizen and she wants me to sponsor me. However, she does not have any income and is not employed. Can she still prove that she can financially support me? What’s the current processing time for Canadian perament residence application?

    Thnx

    Reply
  78. Maya

    My spousal sponsorship was refused becuase they did not believe that my marriage is genuine. What should I do? I don’t want to go to court.

    Reply
    1. Alicia Kim

      Dear Maya,

      You don’t have to go to court. Instead, you may file a new application with new additional evidence that strengthens your case.

      However, please keep in mind that refusals do not just happen. In order to better assess whether to appeal the decision or not, it might be a good idea to consult an immigration lawyer to look into your case. Whichever way you decide, it is important to act quickly as there is a limited time frame to appeal your decision.

      Thank you.

      Reply
  79. naeem

    Hello can some one help me.
    My wife sponsored me inside Canada the visa officer refused my sponsorship application. In the letter the visa officer said you and your wife not living together but that is not true as she has lived with me for the last 8 months.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      You should consider appealing the refusal but since it was an In-Canada application, you have only 15 days to file the appeal to the Federal Court.

      Reply
  80. Lor

    My husband and I were recently married in Taipei at Xinyi District Household Registration office.
    I am a Canadian citizen. My husband is an overseas chinese, ROC passport holder. Please note that he does not hold a Taiwan National ID but instead a document ‘統一證號'(Unified card number) from bureau of immigration. He currently works in Taipei. The immigration permits him to stay for 3 months. Before the 3rd month ends, he requests for an extension to stay. The immigration will then grant him permission to stay for another 3 months. In short, he can only stay in Taiwan for a maximum of 6 months. Once the 6th month comes, he departs Taiwan to go to the Philippines for approximately 10 days. He then would apply for visa to enter Taiwan.

    Having said all that, can I sponsor him from Taiwan given that he is not a citizen of Taiwan?

    I’m hoping you’ll be able to regarding this important matter.

    Thanking you in advance.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello
      If you can only sponsor someone who is residing in a country were he or she has legal status. If he currently works in Taipei you can have the application process at that Canadian Embassy. However, if he subsequently looses status there, then he may have to return there for an interview which may or may not pose some complications depending on his ability to return there. I hope that helps.

      Reply
  81. Rabia

    Hi Micheal,
    I would like your help on a query relating to Spousal sponsorship.
    I am a landed immigrant and will get married and apply for spousal sponsorship. My fiance` is here in Canada on a student Visa from Pakistan (since end of July). How long do you think it would take to process the application? Also, what are the documents that we will need to provide? What may be the potential pitfalls in my case?
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Rabina.
      We would be happy to assist you. Please contact our office at 416 410 7484 to schedule a consultation.

      Reply

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