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Canadian Spouse Visitor Visa Application – Case Study

Type of Case:

canadian visitor visa Visitor Visa from Outside Canada

Details of the Case:

The applicant was recently married to her Canadian citizen husband and wished to be able to come visit in Canada to not only to sightsee, but also to determine what life might be like in Canada.

How the Firm Helped:

As the applicant spoke very little English, we had to work very closely with her in determining what documents were required as well as making certain that documents were properly translated and certified. Further, we guided her through the steps to properly demonstrate the ties to her home country and that she was otherwise a bona fide visitor to Canada.  As the processing time of her home country was extensive and her travel dates were fast approaching, the firm worked quickly to have her documents provided to her in her home country.

Due to the strong application prepared, the firm was not only successful in getting the applicant a six (6) month visitor visa, five (5) months longer than what was initially requested,  the application was processed in approximately six (6) days.

This is very good news. CLIENT got her visiting visa. We are very happy!

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About Fadi Minawi

Fadi primarily practices in US Immigration Law. He assists with matters relating to business immigration (including: relocation, expansion, investments, and work visas), litigation, admissibility issues, customs forfeitures and other cross-border issues. Fadi is also a criminal defense attorney and can assist with criminal matters in the US. Read more

47 thoughts on “Canadian Spouse Visitor Visa Application – Case Study

  1. Arun

    hi i have got PR recently. i am going to get marry in August . I wish to bring my wife with me after marriage . i have my vacation period of 25 days ..which visa should i apply to bring her here and when she is here i can process her PR

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Arun,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would love to help your wife with her visa options! 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 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
  2. Dono

    Hello there, I am about to get my or visa
    Pr shortly, I am from India my concern is can my husband can apply for visiting visa to accompany me to canada

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Dono,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would love to help your husband apply for a Visitor Visa. First, we need to take a closer look at you and 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. Jinal Desai

    Hi there,
    My name is Jinal and I am an international student. My husband is in India and wants to join me here in Canada. Initially the plan was to call him on spouse visa after I get my work permit. But now, he wants to study 1 year course in Canada. So if he studies for one year, he might get 1 year open work permit; while at that moment I’ll be having 3 years work permit. What are the possibilities for me to provide him a spouse working visa when he finishes his 1 year work permit? Please provide me with more open options to be considered.
    Thanks,
    Jinal

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Jinal,

      I know the process of deciding which visa to choose can be very complicated. We’ve helped thousands of clients just like you, not sure if the work permit, student visa, or visitor visa will be the best route for him. We would love to help you and your husband during this time. Please Jinal, 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 your husband status 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.

      Reply
  4. Moiz Ahmed Kapadia

    Hi, I have a question related to Spousal Open Work Permit. I have PGWP, residing in montreal, Quebec and working in call center as customer service representative, which come under NOC skill level d. Is there any chance to get a SOWP for my wife as its mentioned in CIC website that principle applicant should be working in NOC level 0, A or B. i have all the required docs, good bank statement even a deceleration letter from my father stating that he will help us if needed.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Moiz. 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
  5. Nasser

    Greetings,

    My wife is Canadian and she is a student in reputed university, she always visit me because I live in Dubai, however, now she is pregnant and I want to visit her in Canada, specially during the childbirth. My question here can she sponsor me even though she is a student and she cant financially support me? knowing that I have a good financial situation (Alhamdullah) and I can support my family and I don’t need any financial support. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hell Nasser. we need to know 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 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  6. Aarav

    Hello..
    My wife (Indian passport) is already in Canada on student visa.. persuing in her 1st semester (masters in medical field in a reputed university).. My question to the expert is that I already have a visitor visa for Canada for valid 10 years (Indian passport)..already been Canada twice and left the country before my stay.. no bad records.. My wife is not feeling good alone there.. she wants me to join her.. is there any way that I can come Canada on a tourist visa and apply for work permit or spouse visa etc.. if yes then what is the legal way.. thanks in advance..
    Aarav

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Aarav. 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 knowing more about your situation. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  7. Mike

    Hello There

    I’m a Canadian citizen and my is moroccan lives in Morocco right now. i have already applied and sent all necessary documentation and application to sponsor her. Can i also apply for a visitor visa for her to visit me here in Canada? if so, what is my next step. She must go back and wait for the sponsorship papers to go through till she comes to Canada as a PR. Also she has to go back after her visitor visa is expired because she is attending a college full time. We were thinking for her to come to Canada and visiting me during her winter/spring holidays.

    Thanks for your replies kindly!

    Sincerely,
    Mike

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Mike. Yes, you may apply for a visitor visa for you wife to visit you while here application is being processed. With the Outside spousal sponsorship, your wife is not required to stay in Canada during the the processing.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  8. Candy

    My husband has applied for a visitor visa in the past and now we want to apply for sponsorship. Will the information that was provided in the previous visa application, like travel history for example, be compared to the info in the current sponsorship application or are the two applications considered separately?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Candy. You should always answer every question truthfully. 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
  9. Harpreet

    My name is Harpreet, I recently went to India for an immigration interview for spousal sponsorship and I think we got rejected . I was wondering if any way he can come visit me since it’s so hard for me to always go see him is it possible for him to get a visitor visa ?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Harpreet. 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, can face issues. 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
  10. Komal

    I am international student in canada. I want to apply visitor visa for my husband so that we can celebrate our first marriage anniversary and christmas together. What are the chances of getting visa?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Komal. 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 difficulties. 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
  11. Birgit

    Hi, my name is Birgit. My husband was refused a PR visa last year even though we have a child together. I am planning on reapplying for the sponsorship or even a visitor’s visa. what are my chances for both?
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Birgit, A previous refusal will stay on your husband’s permanent record and make it more difficult to apply again, however we can help. 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 husband after reviewing with you all the factors in your situation. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  12. Osaze

    Hi , i am osaze from Nigeria, I am currently a post graduate work permit holder in Canada, I plan to get married in Nigeria by November this year. I want my wife to come visit me in Canada after the wedding. Kindly advise

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Osaze, You will need a visitor visa for your wife. A visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that your wife will return home after her visit. Many people who attempt to apply on their own, face difficulties. 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
  13. Jhontu

    Hi,
    I’m an Indian citizen and Canadian PR for last 2 years currently living inside Canada. I’m planning to get married in August in India. My fiancee (who is an Indian) ) has already got her visitor visa for Canada. Using her visitor visa she plans to come to Canada with me after our marriage to see if she really likes Canada, if YES, she might apply for her PR from inside Canada under inland spousal sponsorship.

    Here are my questions:

    1. Can she come to Canada using her visitor visa? If YES, what kind of questions she might have to be ready to answer to the CBSA officials on landing at the airport POE? Can any of the questions w.r.t. her visiting intent put her in trouble in getting inside Canada in the first place?

    2. Would she be able to apply for her PR from inside Canada under inland spousal sponsorship? If YES, what are the restrictions/limitations? Once she applies for her PR from inside Canada under inland spousal sponsorship is there a possibility for her to get an open work permit granted? If YES, while she waits for her PR to be granted (which takes about 26 months for inland spousal application), would she be able to travel outside Canada and re-enter Canada as a visitor based on her Canada visitor visa or the open work permit?

    3. Any other suggestions which you may think might be relevant in our case.

    Looking forward to hear from you soon.

    Regards,
    Jhontu

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jhontu. The Inland spousal sponsorship program offers several benefits of the Outside sponsorship. It will allow your wife to work in Canada until she receives her PR card. She will however, not be permitted to leave the country while your application is being processed. If she does leave, her application will be rejected. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our licensed 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
  14. Nav

    Hii, i am from india nd my husband is a permanent resident of Canada. Its been one month since my husband had applied for my permanent resident viza. So is it the requirement that my husband must not leave canada for more than 15 days untill the application of my permanent resident viza is being processed.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Nav.The requirement for your husband to keep his PR status is that he must spend a minimum of 730 days of the five years since his PR card has been issued, in Canada. He must also be physically in Canada when you enter the country.
      Best Regards, Muga

      Reply
  15. D'costa Anne

    Hey ,
    I am a Canadian PR. I applied for my wife for spouse PR. And I get “medical result have been received ” in my application status. I want to know when I get Passport request and from this situation how much time will be taken for processing? ?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. You can contact the CIC office and ask them for a status update using your file reference number.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  16. Amanda

    Hi!

    I am a Canadian citizen, married to a US citizen. At present, I am living in Canada, and he is in the USA. We are beginning our immigration journey, and my question is: Can he come here as a visitor (ie, just by crossing the border with his US passport) and live with me? Would this allow us to file from “within Canada” and therefore qualify for the open work visa? Or is this illegal?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Amanda. Your partner can come to Canada but he cannot work until he has a visa. You can apply for a spousal sponsorship from within Canada provided that your partner does not have any criminal or medical inadmissibilities. 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 husband. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  17. iyappan

    hi
    I m canadian PR. i applied for my wife PR. that application on process about 7 months now. For the whole PR processing time for spouse 17 months. So i would like to apply for wife visiting visa.. There will be any problem? My wife PR application process will affect by applying visiting visa? and she is working now in india. How long gonna take for appoval for visit visa for my wife? please guide me.. thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello. There is no problem for you to apply for a visitor visa for your wife right now. It will have no effect on the PR application process. The visitor visa, when properly submitted, takes approximately 20 days. 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 problems that lead to rejections. A rejection stays on the applicants permanent record and must be addressed with every new application. 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
  18. Anar Uddin

    Hi I am a British citizen and have applied for spousal sponsorship inland. I came on a tourist visa (180 days) and have well overstayed by around a year, I received a letter stating my application has been processed onto the Right of permanent residence fee stage, having said this I still need a legal status within Canada, I also applied for a work permit which when I called cic was on hold due to no eligible status in this moment of time and will be decided by July of 2016 what can I do to obtain a legal status, can I apply for a temporary visitors visa even though I have overstayed for so long?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Anar. Your case is complicated by you being out significantly out of status. I do not know when you applied for the inland spousal sponsorship, but that should have included a work permit. You are going to need some legal help to navigate through the immigration matters. You have come to the right place. We have been practicing immigration law in Canada for the past 18 years, and we are considered to be one of the countries top immigration law firms. I am going to recommend that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to straighten out your situation. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  19. AOE

    I’m a PR holder, 6 months pregnant. I want my husband to be there for the birth of my child in 3 months and we need a visiting visa. Please what should I do to facilitate the process and reduce the chances of a denial. Please advise.

    Reply
  20. Bimol Debnath

    Hello,
    I am working as a TFW in Alberta , Canada (3 yrs). I have applied visit visa for my wife 2 years earlier and was denyed. Now I have a baby boy(11months) and like to apply visitor visa for them. My work permit is valid till Jan 2016; ( food service supervisor) Please advice.
    Best Regards
    Bimoldebnath

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Bimol,

      I am sorry to hear that your previous Visa application was refused. Although refusals are not uncommon, with the help of our experienced team of immigration lawyers advocating for your wife, we can strengthen your case and maximize the chances that it will be approved so that your wife can come to Canada. Please take a moment to 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
  21. Jeremiah

    Hello Michael,
    I am an American citizen married to a Canadian citizen.We have a two-year-old son born Canadian.I applied for Canadian Permanent Residence status from within Canada since last August.It’s been over one year now since I submitted every necessary documents required,but I have not received any status of my application.It was only an acknowledgement letter that we received last year immediately after we applied. My wife is the one sponsoring me.I have been in this country for over a year now.What is puzzling to me is that the process is so long so much so that I don’t even have a temporary work permit.Is there anything your outfit can do for us about our application? Thank you.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Jeremiah,

      Thanks for the question. There may be a variety of reasons for the lengthy application process, but it is difficult to determine what is causing this delay without seeing your application and the relevant documentation that you submitted to the government. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  22. Ben

    Hi Michael,

    I am living and working in Canada with PR, and would like to get my wife and my 3 years old daughter to visit, can the Canadian embassy in South Africa deny their visit visa? my wife got all her family and my daughter is attending a creche. but my wife deosn’t work as I am the family provider.
    you can email me your fees if I wish to use your service when I am ready to send them invitation.
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hi Ben
      Since you are a PR, the Canadian Embassy can indeed deny your wife and daughter a visitor visa. They would want you to sponsor them. Having ties to Canada as a PR makes it difficult to invite relatives to whom you should sponsor. We can help you but this may be a challenging case.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  23. Deborah

    My husband is American and I am Canadian. We were married in Upstate New York last year (2012) and I lived with him in New York for a year and a half. I also obtained a green card during this time. I recently decided to move back home to Canada permanently as I have a chronic form of Leukemia and missed my family so much I couldn’t bear to stay away from them any longer. I was wished very well at the US/Canada border as I left the USA to come back home to Canada. My question is this – can my husband come to visit and stay with me for a few months at a time – maybe even 6 months if he can (he is retired) as a visitor and does he need some kind of visa to do this? Also, can he do this and then go home for a week or two and then come back and stay for another few months? He does not plan to leave the US permanently as he has a son there that he loves very much and needs to see. This is a difficult situation for the 2 of us but we just need some answers on how to do this in the correct manner. Can you please help? Thank you very much.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Deborah

      I am sorry to hear about your situation. Yes your husband can certainly visit Canada but if he is going to come frequently and stay for extended periods of time, it may be a good idea to sponsor him for Canadian Permanent Residence. He will not loose his American citizenship of course and this way if he gets his PR there generally won’t be issues with him crossing into Canada and staying with you. We would have to look into this case much deeper to ensure the best course of action.
      Hope this helps
      Michael

      Reply
  24. Ramy

    I want visa to Canada as a visitor my sister in Canada what can I do to vist

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Ramy

      Depending on where you are from, you would have to prepare your documentation well in order to be approved. Go to our visitor visa page for more information about the process.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply

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