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What Happens When You Marry a Canadian Citizen?

Becoming a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada does not automatically happen when you marry a Canadian citizen, you need to go through an application process. It is a common misconception that people who marry Canadians are automatically granted citizenship or residence of some kind. Marrying a Canadian Citizen

Even if you have legitimately married a Canadian citizen, obtaining permanent residency of your own is not easy because a few cases of immigration marriage fraud have led the Canadian government to impose stricter rules on all spousal sponsorship cases, even if they are legitimate marriages.

Applying for Spousal Sponsorship for Canada

There are two main ways of applying for spousal sponsorship for Canada if you are married to a Canadian citizen. ( This is a different matter from moving out of Canada to the US however ).

If you are already living in Canada legally on a visa such as a work permit or study permit and have married a Canadian citizen, you can remain in Canada while the application for spousal sponsorship is being processed.

If you are not living in Canada you can come to Canada once you have obtained your permanent resident visa.

First, your sponsor will apply to sponsor you to Canada as their spouse, common-law spouse or their conjugal partner. You would then apply for permanent residency in Canada.

Unfortunately, love in spousal sponsorship cases is not enough, nor is a marriage certificate. Couples must go to great lengths to demonstrate to the Canadian government that their marriage is legitimate when it comes to spousal sponsorship cases, and this can be very difficult and require a lot of documentation. In order to prevent your application from being delayed or denied, speak with a licensed immigration lawyer for assistance with your application. You can call us at the telephone number above, or by using the web form on the left.

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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

367 thoughts on “What Happens When You Marry a Canadian Citizen?

  1. soni chouhan

    Hello,

    I am in long distance relationship for 10 years with my boyfriend. I am living in Canada as a permanent residence and my boyfriend is in
    India. After being together for all these years we decided to merry each other. However, it is not possible for me to visit India and it is hard for him to get study or travel visa. Therefore, we need your help in this difficult time. Please show us some path that can suit us.

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyer (rachel)

      Hi Soni,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would be happy to take a closer look at your case to help determine the best pathway for you and your boyfriend to be together. 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. Lindsey

    Hi there,

    My husband is a British citizen, I’m Canadian and we recently got married. He is still in the UK, I’m living in Toronto but he will move over once fulfilling his work contract there. We want to start the spousal sponsorship as soon as possible. In our case, should we be applying inland or outland? He can come to Canada visa-free and stay up to 6 months, he has an eTA as well, can he come to Canada after his work contract ends and wait for the application to come through? Or does it need to apply for an open work permit as well while waiting for the PR to be granted?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyer (rachel)

      Hi Lindsey,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would have to take a closer look at your case to better advise you on whether you should apply inland or outland, as well as what would be the best course of action for him to take during the waiting period. 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
  3. Priscila Yumol

    I am a Filipino and have a Canadian boyfriend. He plans to visit here and get married. Is there a chance he can bring me with him or should I wait for him to petition me when he returns to Canada? How long will it takes? We really wanted to live together as soon as possible. Thank you for the reply.
    Priscila

    Reply
    1. Rachel

      Hi Priscila,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! You may apply from permanent residency after getting married under spousal sponsorship. The processing time varies among cases, but we would be happy to help guide you through the sponsorship and visa process when the time comes to apply. 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
  4. Misha

    Hi.. i need youf help urgently..
    I married women and i have a kid 2 year
    old and he is a canadian citizen and presently me and my kid are not in canada and my husband is in canada .my husband got pr in canada by choosing not accompanying spouse option.
    Now we both are going through some issues in our married life. And because of that my husband doesn’t want to sponsor me for pr . So is there any way i can get pr.. ? I lived in canada for 1 year 6 months on spousal work permit but i did not get any job and that was the time when our son was born.
    I am in an urgent need of your help
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Rachel

      Hi Misha,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Depending on your qualifications, you may be eligible to immigrate by obtaining employment and applying for a work visa, or through other options like humanitarian and compassionate grounds. Your eligibility will depend on a variety of factors such as your reasons for immigration. We would love to help guide you through the processes and choose the best pathway for you.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
  5. rebecca

    Hello!

    My fiance is from Brazil and I am from Toronto and have been together for 2.5 years now. Currently, we are in Toronto and recently applied for a visit visa extension after during his 6 month stay. He was refused the extension under the act 188(1)(c) reading. You will require a study permit for continued studies even short term. However, most Toronto programs don’t offer permits short term. We are happy to marry, just didn’t want to rush things. My questions is, does he have to now leave immediately? is there a chance to request an appeal ?and or can we marry asap and apply with the sponsorship program? I’m confused!
    thanks for any help

    Reply
    1. Rachel

      Hi Rebecca,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We understand that this can be a confusing process, and would love to help you and your fiance find the best pathway for him to stay. However, we would have to take a closer look at your case to determine his eligibility. 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
  6. Pihu

    Hi Im an international student from Malaysia studying here in Canada would like to marry with a guy who is from India regardless to his PR/CITIZENSHIP of Canada, what would be the procedure and guidelines to follow as for this. Many thanks.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Pihu,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would love to help you with the procedure and guidelines. 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
  7. Nirali Mehta

    Hello, I am a Canadian citizen that just applied to sponsor my spouse to immigrate to Canada from India. We filed just last week. Is it okay for me to go visit him for a long period of time (2-3) months. I currently got a break from a job and wish to go spend time with him. Will this affect our application?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Nirali,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Leaving the country for a period of time may affect his application process. I recommend getting the advice from an immigration lawyer who will let you know if it will affect the application or how long you should be able to leave the country without any affect on his application. 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
  8. jasmeen kaur

    hello ..now am in india but after 6 month I will go to Canada because my husband have permanent residence of Canada..and after I will start the study in Canadian university..then I will follow the international student rule or not…and they want the ielts test or not.

    Reply
  9. Viral Thakar

    Hi …. Thank you for the information. I have a query.

    Currently I am on study permit and which is going to expire in July 2017.

    My fiancee is a canadian citizen. If we get married and file an application for spousal sponsorship can I stay in canada after the expiration of my study permit?

    Also what are the minimum things I need to do to continue my stay in canada?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Viral,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would be more than happy to answer your questions regarding sponsorship. 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
  10. Samantha

    Hello VisaPlace,

    Firstly, I’d like to apologize for my ignorance on the subjects of immigration and marriage. I don’t really have anyone to give me advice on either subject. So I’m sorry if my questions/concerns don’t make sense.

    My fiancé and I have been together for five years. I am in the United States, and he is in Canada. As far as I know, we don’t have very many red flags. No large age gap, same religion, etc.

    We met online, and have spent hours a day speaking to each other via VOIP like Skype. We primarily play video games and watch shows together. We do not e-mail each other. We have chat logs, and in-game screenshots, as well as selfies from when we visit each other. (But only for four trips) How much of this “evidence” of our relationship would be considered acceptable? Should we be worried about not being able to “prove” our relationship?

    Finally, when we get married, will I be able to move in with my fiancé right away and apply inside of Canada; or will I need to apply for a Permanent Residency card outside of Canada before I can move in? If we were to go on a honeymoon in the US, could us leaving Canada negatively affect a pending application?

    Thank you for your time,
    Samantha.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Samantha,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Don’t worry about not knowing the details of immigration and marriage. Most of our clients do not know the information, which is why we are here to help. We would love to help you with your immigration and marriage questions, but we cannot give legal advice online. 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
  11. Sam

    Hiya,

    My fiance (a UK citizen) and I (a Canadian citizen) have been together nearly 3 years. I have been living and working in the UK for 4 years. A couple of months ago we decided that ultimately we would like to build our lives together in Canada as it is a better space to raise children and the quality of life is better. We have been perusing the spousal visa documents and there are a few things that I am concerned about. Will it be held against us if we apply for the spousal visa right after we get married? It asks if we have been married for two years and as we would like to immigrate sooner rather than later, it doesn’t seem likely that we will wait for a two year period before applying. In addition, we live together currently, but as the flat was rented in my name and all the bills are in my name, he has been paying me cash for sake of ease. On the application they would like documents to prove our relationship like joint bills and property agreements. This is easily done, but it won’t reflect how long we have actually been living together. Will this be held against us as well?

    Thank you!

    Sam

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Sam,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! I can understand how the laws and regulations about traveling while in an international relationship can be quite confusing. There are several ways for you and your fiance to immigrate together. We have helped thousands of clients in similar situations like yours, 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 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
  12. jsjdd

    hi there I’m on student visa going to college here in Canada.
    me and my bf have been together for over 2 years, living together for 8 months.
    ‘m pregnant so we are planning to get married before the baby come but the problem is my bf is a Canadian citizen and I’m not so is there any way we don’t have to pay massive bills for delivering the baby or my husband being a Canadian doesn’t help ?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hello,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! I’m sorry to hear about the confusion on between citizenships. I would love to help you and your boyfriend take the best route before your baby is due. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help get you all your legal questions, it will also increase your chance of visa approval. 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 help you obtain 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
  13. Ann lall

    My name is tanya..I’m a guyanese visiting the USA. ..I got married to a Canadian citizen right here in US do I have to go back to Guyana while my paperwork processing?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Ann,

      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! Each case is individually processed which means that your case process time will be different than another case, they’re all unique. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help get you all your legal questions, it will also increase your chance of visa approval. I would love to help you during this journey!

      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 help you obtain 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
  14. Dre

    Dear Sir

    I have a Canadian girlfriend we planning to get married,i have a resident visa last year,when i was coming to visit i had issues with immigration and they won’t let me in….we want to get married in june this year,..its complicated right now please advise

    THANKS

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Dre,
      I’m glad you contacted me! I’m sorry to hear about your hardships regarding your marriage. I can understand how frustrating it is trying to immigrate while trying to become married at the same time. I have helped thousands of clients in your same situation and I would love to help you and your future wife. Please Dre, 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 help you obtain the correct visa for you and your wife.

      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
  15. joseph

    Hi!
    I’m josh! I’m a permanent residence here in Canada. I have a boyfriend also here in Canada. He’s has out of status now. Can i merry him so that he can apply for permanent resident. I

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Josh. 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
  16. chris johnson

    hello i live in british columbia canada
    and my girl of a on again off again are getting married end of may
    and we would like to know what she needs in order to live here after words

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Chris. 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
    2. kaaya

      can canadian citizen man marry undocumented usa immigrate

      Reply
      1. Muga Rajbhandari

        Hello Kaaya. The question that is always asked is if the relationship is legitimate. 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
  17. Rose

    Hello, I need some advice

    I am 24 years old and my husband is 30. He came from South Korea last year and we got married on March 26, 2016. His family came from South Korea to attend our wedding day. My family and friends attended as well. We got married at a church. We met online and didn’t date long enough to be consider a genuine relationship, I am worry this might affect the immigration officer is decision to accept my husband for Permanent Residence. He has no criminal record, no health issues, no previous marriages, and no children. I have no criminal record either, I am a Canadian Citizen, I don’t live on welfare, But I do have a low income, I have a dependent 7 year old boy with me from a previous relationship, this is my first official marriage though, I have never sponsor someone in the past so this is my first time sponsoring someone. I have never declared bankruptcy in the past, and I sent as much proof of our marriage to immigration on the application last year on July 10, 2016. His medical report was sent on Feb 3, 2017 since immigration requested it. I also sent medical exams as proof to immigration that i was pregnant but had a miscarriage last year and just recently had another one. My worry is that my marriage might not seem genuine to immigration due to our short dating history (4 months) before we decided to get married ?? would this be seen as a red flag ? but even though we got married quickly, we are a happy couple.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Rose. 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
  18. Benjamin

    Hello my name is Benjamin, i am an international student with a study permit here in canada. i just completed my first 1 year program in a graduate certification program in Fanshawe College and am taking my second program this may to make it a 2year studying so i can be able to get my 3years work permit. My question is i have been leaving with my girlfrnd who is a canadian citizen for 3month now, and we have been dating for 5month now, how long would it take to be eligible for her to sponsor me for the common law application, and how long does the insland sponsorship take.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Benjamin. 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
  19. LT

    Hi, I’m a dual US and Canadian Citizen, have been in a relationship with a US citizen for many years now, but she is currently living in the US. She also has a criminal history as a result of some misinterpretations and lack of ability to hire a lawyer to fight the convictions. What criminal convictions would make a person ineligible for permanent residency and eventual citizenship? We want to get Married and we’d like to live in Canada near family and friends, but i’m unsure if she would be able to enter the country.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. We need to know a lot more about the conviction and the current 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
  20. JD

    My partner is American and I am Canadian. We’ve been together for three years. I would like to sponsor him to come to Canada, but we cannot afford to live together right now (combination of current place being unsuitable for extra body, bad rental market, and income disparities where my partner cannot afford to share rent in the kind of place I need to keep working from home). How insurmountable is this? Is there any precedent at all for a relationship being taken seriously when you can marry but not live together? If my partner looks for work while living here as my sponsored spouse and can get an employment offer (not unlikely–he’s very well-qualified for his field here because the training standard is higher in the US compared to here, but it’s hard to find jobs without being physically present), will it look bad for him to change to a different application after we’ve applied through spousal sponsorship?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello JD. Certainly the validity of the relationship will be questioned if the married couple does not live together. 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 partner. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  21. Bobbi

    Hi I’m a Canadian citizen and my boyfriend is in the UK [Scottish -British subject.] Been dating for years so a permanent relationship. Our plan is for him to immigrate here in 2years after early retirement and we will live together. He is a professional [in law enforcement] and will also like to work here in Canada at that time. Not sure which is best way for him to be able to settle here as haven’t lived common-law. Work visa? Express entry? When should we start the process? Thanks!!!

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Bobbi. 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 boyfriend after we find out more about his current situation. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  22. Sheila preston

    I am a Canadian citizen ,I’m currently in Belize to get married.
    I want to bring my spouse back to Canada as soon as possible.
    Can I get a visitor visa for my spouse ,then in Canada do the perment sponsorship.
    I have my own home in Canada and can support him while he gets his papers in order .how long does it take to get a visitor visa if all papers are in order.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sheila. There are two types of spousal sponsorships: Inland, and Outland. Each has advantages. 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 spouse. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  23. Anthony

    Hi
    Am a Canadian PR and a guy man from Africa and I got my PR through that. But I want get married and have family. But the lady I want to marry is here on a study permit. Can she get her PR after we get married?
    Please I need adice on this

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Anthony. There are specific rules on who is eligible for sponsoring a spouse in Canada. There may be options available to you as a PR, but 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 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  24. Kunga

    Dear Sir/Mam
    I am from INDIA working as Manager in an Institute. My girl friend is a Canadian PR Holder and we are planning to get married soon. and i want to move to canada permanently. What would be the process. Please guide us Thank you

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Kunga. There are two types of Canadian spousal sponsorships: Inland and Outland. Each has benefits depending on 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
  25. Bam

    hi, i just wanted to ask if a canadian citizen marries someone who is only a tourist (with a TRV) and she has her son with her (6yrd old from a previous relationship) with a TRV too, if i apply her for inland sponsorship with her dependent, is the child allowed to stay here in canada legally while the papers are still in process? thank you

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Bam. You will need to establish that she has sole custody of her son. 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
  26. Lizette

    Hello. .. I’m a us citizen and currently dating a Canadian. We want to get married and we would live in Canada. We currently travel back and forth on the weekends to visit each other. Not sure which way to go about it. Should we get married first then I go to Canada with him, would that be ilegal? Should we get married and lI’ve apart until he sponsors me? We live two hours away but not sure what to do. We do want to get married in the next year. Thank you for your advice.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Lizette. Thank you for writing to us. There are a lot of factors to consider. There are two types of spousal sponsorship in Canada, Inland and Outland. Each one has it’s own benefits depending on 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
  27. Sara

    Hi,
    My name is Sara and I’m a Canadian citizen. I moved to the States 4 years ago to join my husband who is an American citizen. We have been married for 5 years and have a 1 year old son who was born in the US. We are thinking of moving back to Canada at this time and was wondering how I can go about helping both my son and husband gain dual citizenship in Canada while maintaining their American citizenship. Thanks for any insight you can provide.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sara. Thank you for writing to us. As a Canadian citizen you have two spousal sponsorship programs that are available to you if you qualify, Inbound, and Outbound. Each one has it`s own advantages based on your current 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 and your family. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  28. Nisha

    Hello,

    I am a Canadian Citizen in Canada and My boyfriend is in USA pending asylee application. His next date is due Nov 2018. We would like to get married in the future but not sure what would be a better option for us.
    1. Should we get married before he gets his Asylee approved, that way I will also get Asylee status in US? But will I still remain a Canadian citizen? Will I be able to work in US if his asylee status is approved and I am included as a spouse? If this is a good option then I believe I would have to go to US to get married as he cant leave US at the moment. What type of visa would I need to apply for to get married in US?
    2. Second option, he gets his asylee approved on his own and applies for green card after a year and then we get married. Then, I sponsor him to Canada and get his PR. Can he still go back to US and work there as an approved Asylee? I dont want to hold off marraige till he gets his green card as it might take long.

    Please tell me what option is good for us in the future. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Nisha. Thank you for writing to us. If you were to get married and obtain your US greencard, you would not have to give up your Canadian citizenship. It appears that there are a lot of issues surrounding your boyfriend`s 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 the both of you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  29. Niamh

    Hi i am from Ireland and met my girlfriend in Edmonton Alberta Canada we are a same sex couple we have been together since june 2014 and i lived in edmonton for 3 years where i met my girlfriend but my visa ran out in sept 2015 and we are now in long distance we have been travelling back and forth every few months and we recently got engaged she wants me to move to live with her in Canada so i am planning on getting married to her in Canada in the next few months bt we are unsure of the paperwork process as to what to do and how long it takes and how we do it we just want to finally live our life together rather than through a computer endless messaging back and forth and endless skype calls any information as to what do we do would be amazing many thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Niamh. Thank you for writing to us. There are two types of spousal sponsorships in Canada: Inbound and Outbound, each one has it’s benefits based on what your situation may be. There is a LOT of information that must be gathered and presented to prove the validity of your marriage. Immigration must make sure that the marriage is authentic. 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 girlfriend, to make sure that you do not have any problems. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  30. Weka

    I have a study permit and i have defered this semestar due to the death of my father. I am goin to marry a canadian citizen on the 18th of nov. Also i dun wanna study anymore as there are a lot of expenses to pay for as a husband. I Was wondering if i can work full-time till i get married and change my visa status into work permit?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Weka. You will need to apply for a work permit once you have found a job. You cannot change a study visa for a work 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, Muga

      Reply
  31. Sassy

    Hi my boyfriend is living on Canada we r planning to get married but i was wondering if when we got married and on sponsorship could i still travel on my canada visiting visa?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sassy. Thank you for writing to us. There are two type of spousal sponsorship in Canada: Inbound and Outbound, each one has it`s advantages based on what you want to do. 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 boyfriend. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  32. Bill Butcher

    Hello.

    I am currently living in beautiful Alberta on a valid work visa (which expires in June 2018) with my Canadian-citizen common-law spouse. We are planning to be legally married in Canada within two years. Is ‘inland spousal sponsorship’ the method that I should select to become a permanent Canadian resident?

    Thank you for your advice.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Bill. You can apply for a spousal sponsorship as a common law couple if you have lived together for at least 12 months. The Inland sponsorship will require that you stay in Canada during the time it takes to get your application approved. You will be given the opportunity to apply for an open work permit to see you until you receive your Canadian permanent residency. If you foresee the need to travel in and out of Canada during the sponsorship approval, you will need to apply for an Outland spousal 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 and your spouse. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  33. Amanda

    Hi! My boyfriend lives in Scotland and I’m in Canada. Our long term goal is to end up living in Canada together. What do you think is the best way to go about this? Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Amanda. Thank you for writing to us. There may be several paths that your boyfriend can take to get his permanent residency in Canada. He may qualify under the Express Entry program that is a points-based system that looks at age, education, work experience, language skills. If at some point your relationship develops, a spousal or common-law sponsorship may be possible. 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 boyfriend. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  34. Dania Khan

    Hi,

    I was wondering if you could please provide insight. So my husband is a non resident Canadian citizen. We reside in the states and he’s been going through the U.S. greencard/citizenship process based on our marriage. He also has obtained Canadian citizenship for our 19 month old son. I would also like to apply for Canadian citizenship, but as I stated, we live I the States and I’m a US citizen…would I be able to apply, based on my marriage to my husband who is a non resident Canadian?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Dania. In order for your husband to sponsor you so that you obtain Canadian permanent residency and citizenship, he must himself be a Canadian permanent resident or a Canadian citizen. 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. Your situation is special because your son is a Canadian citizen. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  35. Roland

    Hi my name is Roland. I am Nigerian and my girlfriend a Canadian citizen. We have been dating for 6 years and we plan to marry soon when i visit Canada . pls i would like to know if it is possible to get a PR when we marry and how long will it take ?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Roland. Thank you for writing to us. Once you are married, your Canadian wife may apply for a spousal sponsorship, that may lead to permanent residency for you. There are two types of spousal sponsorship; Inland and Outside. Inland may be the best option for you, among other benefits, you can apply for an open work permit so that you can work in Canada while waiting for your PR to be approved. 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
  36. Nehita

    Hi, thanks for the write up and explanations.
    Please kindly advice here, I will be getting married soon to my girlfriebd but she’s a Canadian citizen while I’m not. What kinda process does she have to go through to make it happen? Do I get a Permanent residency after the marriage? How long does it take? Thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Nehita. There are two spousal sponsorship paths that you can follow: Inland sponsorship, Outside sponsorship. Each one has its own advantages.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
  37. Carolina

    Hello!

    I recently married to a Canadian citizen and we just applied for the family sponsorship. Now, we are looking forward apply to my visitor visa. My intention is to visit my husband during the process and, if is possible, to wait for the answer in Canada with him. Right now I’m not working but I just started my post graduation degree and my husband will pay for all my expenses while I stay in Canada as well. It’ll be enough to get a visitor visa? If not, what we could add to our application?
    P.S: I had a TRV denied once this year.

    Thank you very much

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Caroline. Thank you for writing to us. Having a TRV denial on your permanent record is a serious matter. It will have to be explained on your 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, given your denial and your your current sponsorship application. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  38. Ze

    Hey guys well like most people on this post I will be getting married soon knowing that im a Canadian citizen but not livn in canada at the moment i wanna getarried and then go bk to canada but my wife isnt a canadian my question is how long does it usually take for a spouse to get an approvel to go to canada thx in advance

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. Thank you for writing to us. The approval time depends on the country that your spouse is from, and if you decide to apply for an Inland spousal sponsorship, or an Outside spousal 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  39. Honeylyn

    Hi!
    I am a live in caregiver, and I have a canadian citizen boyfriend and we are planning to get married soon.
    If we get married, can he sponsor me to become a permanent resident? Also, am I eligible to apply for an open permit so I can just work near home and don’t need to find job away?
    Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Honeylyn. Thank you for writing to us. As long as you have legal status in Canada, your boyfriend may apply for a spousal sponsorship after the two of you get married. With an Inland sponsorship, you may apply for an open work permit.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  40. Mari

    Hi, i went to canada for 9 months because i wanted to study english there. I’m 18 years old and i met my boyfriend there, he’s 24 but i had to come back to my country, venezuela. Now we are planning to live together soon but we’re not sure how is the best way for me to go there. He’s planning on going to the ARMY soon and i want to study there.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Mari. Thank you for writing to us. Do you already have an acceptance letter from a Canadian educational institution for your future studies? If you are considering living with your boyfriend, after one year of living together, he can sponsor you as a common-law partner. 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
  41. Mar

    Hello,

    I am a Canadian Citizen and my boyfriend is from Denmark. We lived together in Denmark for 1 year, but I came back to Canada because I was homesick. We are trying to get him to come here now. He is 31 and I am 30, so we would like to start a family soon. What is the fastest way he can come to Canada and work? I heard if you do the Inland sponsorship, he can not leave the country until the application is completed, but that may take up to 26 months? Is this true?

    We were also considering applying for both, Express Entry to Canada AND Outland Common Law. Is it ok to apply under 2 different programs? Or will your applications get denied.

    Thanks
    MZ

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello MZ. Thank you for writing to us. From what you have written it sounds like you may have a couple of options open to you, however we will need to know a lot more about both your situations. 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 boyfriend. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  42. Maria

    Hi my name is Maria, i came to canada under the live un caregiver program. Unfortunately i didn’t finish the 24months to be able to apply for permanent resident. And worst part is i wasnt able to renew the work permit and i wasnt aware of the restoration. Now, im already out of status. I have a same sex partner here and we’re planning to get married. She is just about to her application for PR. She just finished her 24 months and is now eligible to apply. Question is, will it affect her application for PR if we get married now since i’m out of status? Or is it best to get married so she can include me in her application? Please i really need some help as we’re really confuse if i really have to go back home or get married now. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Maria. Thank you for writing to us. Being out of status is not a good thing for any 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, based on you and your partner’s current situation. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. glean

        Hi good evening, i am very disappointed that my application for the extension of my work permit and restoration has been refused.
        I am a registered Nurse in the Philippines and i came here as live in caregiver last february 2014.
        My work permit expired last february 11,2016 and i applied for an extension and restoration of my work permit last April 11, and i know that we have 90 days grace period to restore my permit.
        I got an email from CIC recently that my application has been refused.
        I ask consultants and i already consulted a lawyer coz i want to restore my papers here and i am really eligible for PR already.
        What are the things that i have to do?
        I have a boyfriend that is canadian citizen and he wants to marry me now because he is agraid of losing me and go back to my country home.
        Thanks in advance

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Glean. We have been practicing Immigration law for almost 20 years. We have dealt with cases like yours before. 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
  43. rebecca

    Hi there,

    This site is really great. Thanks for your efforts.
    How many couple photos do I have to provide of my husband and I for outland sponsorship?
    Also, do I have to write a time/date/location description on the back of the photo.

    Reply
  44. Edgardo

    Hello, I met my boyfriend online in February, he lives in Venezuela, I am planning to marry him in Mexico this coming October, how long after we marry can I apply to sponsor him to Canada ( I am Canadian). I ask because I don’t know if we need to be married for a specific period of time before I can sponsor him. Also, is same sex marriage from Mexico recognized in Canada? My understanding is that it is. Thanks for your help!

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Edgardo. Once you are married, you can start the spousal sponsorship process. There will be a probationary period on the sponsorship to ensure the authenticity of the union. Make sure that you take lots of pictures of your wedding because that will be essential for your application. We have been practicing immigration law for over 18 years and we have helped many couples with their sponsorship. 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
  45. Oliver Radon

    Dear Sir/ Madam,

    I have a few queries regarding sponsorship for Canadian PR. I am a Canadian Citizen living in the UAE. I have a met a girl here whom I intend to marry. She is not a Canadian citizen. I do not have any immediate plans for to immigrate back to Canada as of right now and I would like to continue living here. Is it still possible to sponsor my wife for Canadian PR? The idea is if we were to have kids I would like them to be ideally be born in Canada. I do have an apartment in Canada which I own. Your input is greatly appreciated.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Oliver. As a Canadian citizen, you can marry and sponsor your spouse provided that you are in Canada when you start the application process, and you must be in Canada when your spouse arrives. 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. There are two types of spousal sponsorship that you should explore. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  46. johnny

    i live in england. ive had a long distance relationship with a canadian for two years now. i been there on vacation and theres a lot of proof of our love.

    would i be able to move there. what can we do?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Johnny. If your relationship will lead to marriage, or common-law status (living together for over 1 year), then your partner can sponsor you as a spouse. There are two options for a spousal sponsorship, Inland and Outside. If you need help deciding which one best suits your situation, please contact us and book an appointment with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to explain the differences. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  47. Mehta

    Hello,

    I am a Canadian citizen living and working in USA on TN visa. I’m planning on marrying a Canadian Permanent Resident still living in Canada. If she moves to USA after the marriage, how will that affect her Physical Residency requirements for Canadian citizenship?

    Thanks,
    Mehta

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Mehta. For Permanent Residency, the days that your spouse spends together with you outside of Canada counts towards her physical residency. You must keep detailed records to prove that your spouse was with you.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Mehta

        Hi Muga,

        Thanks for your reply. You mentioned “For Permanent Residency…”, but my fiancée is already a PR and is working towards her citizenship.

        Does your reply also apply to her? Also, I thought what you mentioned only applies if the spouse is a Crown employee.

        Thanks again!

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello. The physical residency requirement allows for the days spent abroad with their Canadian spouse to be counted as if those days were spent in Canada. You must however have detailed records to show that you were both together during that time away. You may be asked for proof.
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
    2. Sarah

      Hi
      I’m a British citizen currently living and working in uk and I married a Canadian last year who wants to sponsor me so we can live together in Brantford where he works . I have an 8 year old son who wants to move with me
      What is the best best way to do it ?by applying for residency why living in the uk. I want to move in with him in January so would it be best to send forms before I move and stay on a 6 month visa
      I have 3 other children ages 17,15 and 13 but they want to stay living in uk with there dad
      Kind regards
      Sarah Ibbotson

      Reply
      1. Muga Rajbhandari

        Hello Sarah. Thank you for writing to us. There are two types of spousal sponsorships: Inland, Outside. Each of them has their own benefits. If you would like to look at which one best suits your needs, 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
  48. Akash

    My gf is Canadian n I’m Indian we have decided to marry soon ..but the problem is I m a sailor so I have to go to on sailing atleast 6-7 months in every year so if I get the PR of Canada how to maintain that ..but in the second option I m planning to join a job in UK n after marriage she can come n live with me so does that time count as she lives with me can she do outland sponser ?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Akash. Yes your Canadian spouse can apply for an outland spousal sponsorship for you once you are married. The Permanent Residency (PR) residency requirements once you obtain obtain your PR card, is 720 days in the 5 years. That is 40% of your time. Your time spent together with your spouse while you are abroad counts towards the residency days. You must keep detailed proof that you were together for those days.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  49. Mara Rubia

    hello , I am Mara , Brazilian living in Brazil , I will marry canadian , and it will be my sponsorship .
    but I want to know if I can take my daughter18 year old to live with me she my dependent. ?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Mara. Yes. Your 18 year old daughter is eligible to be your dependent when you are being sponsored, provided there are no factors such as criminality.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  50. Varun Anand

    Hi
    I am looking forward to apply for my PR card for the first time my girlfriend will be sponsoring me am an international student here in canada. How can i do the process need help and wanna confirm how much would it cost approximately ?
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Varun. We will need to know a lot more information about you before we can suggest the proper immigration path that you should take. Are you considering a spousal sponsorship? Is your girlfriend a Canadian citizen? Are you considering a Post Graduate Work Permit? 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
  51. Kharla

    Hi there! I am canadian and my bf has working visa here in canada. We are getting married this year in civil marriage and planning to get a church wedding mext year 2017. My question is if i sponsor him inside canada is he going to get a faster wait time bec before this civil marriage we started living together. Plus we need to get a pr from him fast bec we want his parents to come to wedding here in canada thats why we are doing civil marriage thhis year and we though if he get pr then his parents will quickly get a visitor visa for our marriage mext year. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Karla. The Inland spousal sponsorship provides permanent residency in a shorter amount of time than the outside spousal 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  52. Esther

    Hi,

    I am Canadian permanent resident in Canada. My boyfriend works for a Canadian mission abroad and I may have to move from Canada to join him if we get married. I have read that my spouse can sponsor me for Canadian citizenship if I am not in Canada. Could you please clarify if I am required to fulfill the residency requirement if I am applying for Canadian citizenship through sponsorship by my spouse and if my spouse is living abroad?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Esther. The time that you spend abroad living with your Canadian spouse will count towards your residency requirements. You must maintain proof that you were together abroad.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Jesse

        My fiance is from the Philippines and we are just wondering if it would be ok to just have a civil wedding and than start processing her papers to come here? So do we need to have the whole ceremony or can we have a civil wedding?

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Jesse. The rules for a spousal sponsorship, whether it be the Inland or Outland application, can be complex. It is important the you are following all the rules and regulations. 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 looking at all the details of your situation and that of your fiance. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  53. Anushka

    Hi there,

    I’m from Hong Kong, but studied at UBC for 4 years on a study permit and am now on a post graduate work permit with a full time job. I’ve been with my boyfriends for 3 years now and we plan on getting married before the end of my work permit expiry date (Oct 2018). Would I be able to stay in Canada after marriage? How will I go about this?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Anushka. If your boyfriend is Canadian, then he can apply for an inland spousal sponsorship that would require you to stay in Canada for the duration of the application processing and until you receive your Permanent Residency card. 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
  54. dave

    Hi there

    I have recently been on a holiday to Canada and met the love of my life we have been in constant contact since i returned and we plan to marry next year , I`m a British citizen and she is Canadian can i go over on my ETA and marry her then apply for sponsorship and open working visa ?? if so how long after we apply can i work or is it best to get a working visa and marry while i`m on that ??

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Dave. Thank you for writing to us. If you apply for a spousal sponsorship when you are in Canada after being married, you will be able to obtain an open work permit within 4 months of your application. That work permit will be valid until you receive your permanent residency. 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
  55. Brayan

    Hi, i have a friend of mine who come to canada for studying but unfortuntlly something bad happen to his familly there so he quite study to work and support his familly and actually his visa is expired 🙁 but he has a girlfriend did marrying his canadian girlfriend allow him to stay and work here and get his PR please help thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Brayan. If your friend gets married to a Canadian citizen, his wife can sponsor him as either an Inland sponsorship, or an Outside sponsorship. Each one has different types of benefits. I am going to suggest that your friend or his girlfriend contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for them based on their current situation. They can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  56. Lisa Briggs

    Hi , my name is Lisa. I am in Africa and engaged to a Canadian citizen. We plan to get married in October, I have a visitors Canadian visa. And plan to move in with him after the wedding. Question1: is it better to get married in Canada or in Africa? Question 2: will I be allowed to live with him in Canada pending when the application for spousal permanent residence is out?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Lisa. Thank you for writing to us. If you come here after youare married, or to get married, you can apply for an inland spousal sponsorship that would allow you to stay in Canada during the Permanent Residency process. 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
  57. Terrence

    I’ve meet a girl on line, and she is coming here once her Nursing studies are done. If we do hit it off in real life what can We do? I am a Canadian citizen. she if from Ghana. What are the methods we can use to keep us together?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Terrence. If your relationship end up in marriage, or a common-law relationship, you will be able to apply for a spousal sponsorship so that she will be able to obtain her Permanent Residency.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  58. Kiflayn

    Hello there..

    I had a quick question. I am an Indian and my husband to be is a Canadian. Once we get married I understand I need to be with him for a year for my spousal sponsorship. But I have a visitors visa for 8 years to Canada and a visitors visa for 2 years to the United States.

    My question is. Can I go to the states and does it count as an exit from Canada and if I do come back will I be allowed to stay for another 6 months.?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Kiflayn. You can apply for your spousal sponsorship as soon as you are married. You do not have to wait a year to start the process. If you apply for an inland sponsorship, you must stay in Canada for the duration of the application process, and until you receive your PR card. If you exit Canada to go to the US, you risk losing your spousal sponsorship.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  59. Cole

    Hi my name is Cole I’m 23. Recently engaged to my wonderful partner(20 years old) of two and a half years. She lives in Massachusettes, I live in Quebec. I plan on getting a job in Ontario which would make it easier for when we get married. So I have several questions.
    1) What’s the minimum amount of $$$/ year id have to make to sponsor her?
    2) Would it be easier to start the application after we get married or before ?
    3) with an inland sponsorship does that mean she can legally work or does she have to wait to get her PR card?
    4) Inland sponsorship means she gets to stay in Canada and wouldn’t have to return to the USA right?
    Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Cole. Thank you for writing to us. Here are the answers to the questions that you asked. There is no minimum amount of money that you have to earn in order to sponsor your spouse. You will have to start the sponsorship after you get married unless you have been living together for over 1 year. With an inland sponsorship, your wife will be able to apply for an open work permit that will allow her to work while waiting for her PR card to be approved. With an inland sponsorship, you wife is required to remain in Canada until the sponsorship is approved. If she leaves the country during that period it may cause her to lose her sponsorship.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  60. Okesh Rana

    I am in Canada on study permit and my girlfriend is Canadian.we are planning to marry but after marriage we can’t stay together for 7 months because I am in Toronto and she is studying in london,ontario.so can she sponser me when we are not living together but married and what is the processing time in this sponsorship.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Okesh. Being married and living apart makes it more difficult to prove that it is a legitimate marriage. 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 soon-to-be spouse. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  61. Kendric

    I’m currently finishing up high-school, and have been in a relationship with my girlfriend for several months. We plan on marrying, but she may need to attend college in Canada later next year. (I am an American citizen, and she is a Canadian citizen) My question is, if we were to get married before she leaves for college, could she sponsor me to become a citizen? And if she could, generally how long would we need to wait before I could be approved to become a citizen or permanent resident?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Kendric. If your girlfriend is a Canadian citizen, and you do not have any inadmissibility, then she could begin the spousal sponsorship after you get married. The type of spousal sponsorship will determine the length of time. It could be from 18 months to 25 months.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  62. Mashermta Sherman

    I am a Liberian residing in Liberia and is in a relationship with a Canadian man. In few months form now he will be in Liberia for our marriage to be held. My question is can i go with my husband back to Canada when we are married and than obtained a permanent residence permit or i have to stay back and apply for a visitor visa.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Mashermta. Thank you for writing to us. After you get married in Liberia, you will still need a visitor visa to travel to Canada, and then you can apply for an Inland spousal sponsorship. However, being married to a Canadian may make it difficult for you to get approved to visit and so your spouse may have to sponsor you from overseas
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Mashermta Sherman

        Thanks so much for the information. But onething i will like to know, he will have to apply after the marriage or before the marriage?

        Reply
  63. Navpreet Kang

    I had a question. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 5 years now. We met in a boarding school in India. But we are both born and brought up in two different countries. He is from The Netherlands and I am from Canada. We are planning to get married in 2-3 years and I was wondering, as he has a European passport, he can come and stay here for a term of 6 months without a visa as he has travelled here before to see me. If he comes here and we get married, is he allowed to stay here while I file the sponsorship application? Or does he need to go back? And how long does the sponsorship application take for a european citizen?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Navpreet. Your boyfriend needs an eTA to come to Canada. You can apply for an inland spousal sponsorship from within Canada.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Navpreet Kang

        Is there any issues if he has a past criminal record but the case is cleared and closed for over 2 years?

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Navpreet. There may be. There are immigration regulations that deal with criminality. It is best that you have your situation reviewed by a immigration legal professional.
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  64. Jennifer

    Hi, I am an American Citizen, but my boyfriend who is an Irish Citizen lives in Canada, he has a permanent resident card. If we marry, can I live with him in Canada and would I need to apply for a permanent resident card or would it be easier for him to move to the US.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jennifer. Since your boyfriend has his Canadian PR, he can sponsor you after you get married. You could also sponsor him in the US. They choice is yours.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  65. Abdulhalim

    Hi. I lived Canada a year and I applied asylum,I got refused,by the way I lived with my common law she’s Canadian for 7 months.GOD give us gift as pregnancy to my common law,but the time already I got deportation later,and I was working as security and I pay taxes in Canada.by the way I respect the decision of federal by removal order.as now I’m in my country and my common law and I,we expect baby soon in August 17.please can you give me information what may I can do to back in Canada to live with my family? Because family it’s important for our child.thank you.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Abdulhalim, There may be a possibility through Humanitarian and Compassionate considerations. We would need to know all the specific 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  66. rebecca

    H there,
    If my spouse applies for outland and stays in Canada for the time, can he volunteer in the community here in Toronto just to keep him active and so he doesn’t get bored?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Rebecca. Your husband cannot work for pay unless he has a work permit. Doing community work, as long as it is volunteer with no remuneration in any way, should be acceptable.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. rebecca

        Thank you so much! Can we get a working permit on outland sponsorship application?

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          H Rebecca. Inland makes a work visa part of the process. Outland will require the work visa to be evaluated on it’s own merit (job offer).
          Regards. Muga

          Reply
  67. Kassim

    i live in Sweden, and I have been here for the last 4 years, but unfortunately my asylum was rejected 3 times, but there is someone in Canada who i have an impressive relationship with, and possibly may lead us to tie the knot.

    As I mentioned above I am paperless and I mean have no documnets here in Sweden apart from a small card which proves that i am a refugee.
    so what are the requirments to re-unite with someone in Canada after getting married?

    Kasim.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Kasim. Thank you for writing to us. 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 based on all the facts of your case. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  68. Karen

    I want to marry my American boyfriend here in Canada and I would sponsor him inland as I’m Canadian but does he need s passport to come here

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Karen. Yes he will need proof of citizenship to come to Canada.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  69. sagor Ahmed

    I am sagor Ahmed. I am a Bangladeshi citizen. I wish to get Canadian citizenship. How can I get it. Can I get the asylum at the immigration if I can come torrento airport.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Sagor. There are many factors that need to be considered in order to evaluate your eligibility for asylum. 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
  70. cin

    Hi , im currently living in Canada, and me and my family ( mom & 3 siblings) have applied for PR in canada , but me & my finace are about to get married soon , does that effect my application for PR with my family ?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello. Your marriage may have an effect on your existing PR application depending on if you were originally listed as a dependent of your mother’s on the 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 look at all your details and make sure that you do not jepordize yours, or your family’s 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
  71. Jeff

    I am a Usa citizen born in America and currently living in the US. I will be marrying a Canadian citizen from Quebec. We want to live in Canada but I still want to commute back US to work. What visa would I need? And whats the best way to go about this?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jeff. As a US citizen you do not need a visa to go back and forth to Canada. You are however not permitted to work in Canada. The border services officer can deny you entry into Canada if they believe that you have been conducting work. If you want to explore the options of dual citizenship, then 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
  72. Mary Benjamin

    Hello,
    I’m Mary and I’m here on a student visa. I came back in 2014 September with a three year permit. I started off in a college in toronto. But after the first year I decided i didn’t want to continue that course. So i started with another course in Hamilton in September 2015 but due to some health conditions could not complete my second semester. I only have one year left. If I do a one year couse, do you think I can apply for a work permit and get one?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Mary. You need to complete a two year program in order to be eligible for a work 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 see whar can be done in 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
  73. Amanda Torres

    Hi,

    I’m brazilian and currently in canada holding a student visa that expires next year 3 months before my graduation cause of an error. I’m married to a Canadian citizen and we want to apply to permanent residence through sponsorship but we don’t know which option would be the best since I’ve heard of people who did outland even though they were in canada and it was much faster. So I have a few questions:

    1. Is it possible for me to renew my student visa to finish cegep and start university? (I live in quebec)
    2. Should we apply inland or outland?
    3. If we apply inland will I be able to visit other countries (for short periods – vacation) such as US or Brazil during the process?

    Thank you so much!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Amanda. Yes it is possible for you to renew your study visa to bridge the time between when your visa expires and when your cegep classes finish. If you choose to apply for an Inland spousal sponsorship you will have to remain in Canada until your Permanent Residency status is approved; you cannot travel abroad. You will however receive an open work visa four months after submitting your application. An inland application typically takes 25 months to process, an outbound application typically takes 18 months.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  74. Jessica Nauer

    Hi there,
    Me and my husband are married for about a month I am from Switzerland and he is a Canadian citizen. Our problem is that we are planning to move from Montreal Québec to Toronto Ontario in about 6 or 12 months. But I really would like to work in this time in between. So is it possible for us to apply for a sponsorship so I can get a open work permit or do we have to wait another year until we move to Toronto? Because I read on the internet that the processing time can be two years and I would like to know if we are allowed to move to another province in between the process?

    Kind regards,
    Jess

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jessica. Thank you for writing to us. A spousal sponsorship is a federal program. That means that you are not bound to stay in any specific province. You can apply for an inland spousal sponsorship now and obtain an open work permit in 4 months. You can move to Toronto at any time. 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 to obtain your spousal sponsorship. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  75. Sam

    Hi
    I am an international student here. I have been studying whole year 2015-2016 in fanshawe collage London, Ontario. But recently i got expelled because of some plagiarism.
    So is this year of my study will be counded or not ?
    Do i have to do 2 years of more sudy to obtain a 3 year work permit ?
    Please reply as soon as possible.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Sam. You need to successfully complete a minimum 2-year program to obtain a work visa.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  76. Navam

    Hello
    Do you have any idea when new B-C6 is going to be in effective? As well as, if i just applied for sponsor visa, and i want to go to visit my husband atleast twice a year but not sure how long i stay in india after the the sponsor application in process. Can i find your office location Surrey B.C if i want to meet your representative.Thank You

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Navam. Bill C-6 which will reduce the waiting time to receive Canadian Citizenship is still making it’s way through parliament; we do not know when it will come into effect. If you have Permanent Resident status, and you have applied to sponsor your spouse, you cannot leave the country until your spouse’s application has either been approved or rejected.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  77. RDN

    Which countries canadian can go, work and settle without a visa.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello. Every country has rules and regulations regarding the visa that would be necessary for a non-resident to obtain work in that country. Do you have dual citizenship?
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  78. Heather Bean

    Im a Canadian citizen who is currently in the United States.
    Im in the stages of trying to move back home to Canada, however I am newly married and am not sure how my husband can move with me visa wise, and if me being out of Canada for 10 years will be a problem.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Heather. Thank you for writing to us. As a Canadian citizen you can come back to Canada regardless of how long you have been away. If your Canadian passport has expired, you will need to renew it before coming back. The amount of time that you have been absent from Canada does not effect your spousal 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 and your spouse. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  79. Henrik

    Hi,
    Im planning on marrying my girlfriend from montreal !! If we want to live in montreal how do I easiest get permit to stay and work ? Im from Denmark and my girlfriend dont make enough money here to provide for us!
    I can easily get work as selfemployed here but is that possible and how and how long will it usually take to get permission to stay and work after we marry ??

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Henrik. Your girlfriend can sponsor you on an inland spousal sponsorship; in four months you will have an open work permit in Canada.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  80. Victor

    My Fiance wants to come to Canada this July in order for us to get married, and then we plan to apply for PR. She is from Brazil, so will her explaining to the officer at the boarder that she is coming to Canada to get married going to hurt her chances of getting in? Also, if we apply for Outland sponsorship, will she be able to stay with me in Canada on a visitor visa until she becomes a PR?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Victor. When someone comes in with a visitor visa, they must show their intent on going back home at the end of their stay. It may be a problem if your fiancee says that she is coming here to get married and stay. A visitor visa is valid for up to two years. The normal processing time for an outland spousal sponsorship is 18 months, but sometimes things happen. It may be cutting it close.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  81. RH

    Hello

    I am on 3 year PGWP expiring in early 2019. I graduated with a Masters of Engineering from a Canadian University and am currently employed in my field of study. I am under 30 . I hold an Indian passport.
    I am to wed a Canadian citizen later this year who is currently a post-graduate student.
    What would be the best option for me to apply for PR. CEC for which I would I have to wait at least a year or inland Spousal Sponsorship which has a processing time of 26 months or more as of now? or Is there another option. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello RH. Thanks for writing to us. You have several options that are available to you. Firstly, you do not have enough work experience to qualify for the Canadian Experience Class. There are other federal and provincial programs that would be available. If you received your degree from an Ontario university and you plan on staying in Ontario, The Master’s Graduate program will provide you with Permanent Residency. 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
  82. Katie

    Hello!
    My boyfriend and I met when he was in school in Canada. He is currently still here finishing his studies as he obtains a student visa. Our relationship has been on and off as I was moving around for school trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. I met someone else and we dated while I was away and had a baby with that person. Now my boyfriend and I have been back, since I decided to move back with my family. He is still here where my family lives. He has been with me since my pregnancy and takes care of my daughter and treats her as if she is his. But we could not document anything throughout the pregnancy due to my daughter’s father. My concern here is, we love each other and want to start a family but because of our similarity in cultures, we would like to marry before starting a family. I am a Canadian citizen. If we do the in-land application, can he still work? He still goes to school and currently works. Will that have any effect on our application? We are not in much of a hurry but would like to be prepared.

    Thanks in advance!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Katie. An Inland Spousal Sponsorship gives you the ability to obtain an open work permit for your spouse. His current study visa will not have an adverse effect on your spousal application.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. Katie

        If we proceed with the marriages and getting the application. What implications will it have in the process? He’s from Brazil. I read something that says he’ll have to go back to his country and stay for a period of time because of his country’s rules on permanent residency. Is that true?

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hi Katie. There are a lot of factors that must be considered and dealt with properly to make sure that you and your fiancee do not encounter any hardships. 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
  83. Sujith Mathews

    Dear Sir,

    I had applied for canadian visit visa initially for visiting the universities and got it.
    My fiance is a canadian citizen. We are planning to get married soon.
    Also i have an offer from a University for Graduate studies.
    After getting married and going to Canada on a visit visa ,can i get it converted into student visa after applying for spouse visa as well.I’m from india by the way.
    Also approximately how much time will it take to convert visit visa to student visa specific to india.
    Thanks a ton in advance for your response!!!.
    Really appreciate your blog!!.

    Thanks
    Sujith Mathews

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Sujith. Thank you for writing to us. What you are looking to do can be done, but it is a very complex process: Visitor visa – Study visa – Spousal sponsorship. There are a lot of factors that need to be considered and the information must be presented clearly and properly. 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 taking into consideration the immigration goals that you have. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  84. Mary Esteban

    Hi! I would like to ask for your assistance, My friend is a foreign worker in Canada, but unfortunately he got terminated on his Job just recently but his work permit will still be valid until April 28, 2016. He recently had an affair with a canadian citizen and they agreed to get married on April 16, 2016 before his Working permit expires. Is it possible for him to process thenspousal sponsorship right away? Or do he needs to exit in Canada? It’ll be difficult for him to process it? Because he already have a PR process as express entry prior he got fired out from work. Do CIC will conduct further investigation on his staying history in Canada? Please I need your response.

    Mary

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Mary. It is important that your friend gets in touch with us as soon as possible. It appears from what you have written, that he is out of status because he is no longer working. A work permit’s validity is tied directly to a particular employer and job. He may still be able to apply to have his status changed during the grace period, but time is running out. If he does not have a legal status in Canada he will have to leave before applying for sponsorship. I am going to suggest that your friend contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for him. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  85. Mary Eateban

    Hi! Im writing in behalf of my friend Monching. He’s a foreign Worker in Calgarary but he got fired out last march 28, 2016 due to fraudulent activities he has done with the employer, his employer said that he didn’t file any report against him in CIC. He wanted to stay in Canada, he met this Canadian Citizen that’s willing to marry him and sponsor his spouse residency. His Working Permit is until April 28, 2016 but they’re planning to get Married this April 16, 2016. Is it possible for him to get inbound process of Spousal PR? Or he needs to exit Canada since his work permit is expired by that date?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Mary. In order for Monching to apply for sponsorship while he is inside Canada he must have a valid status. If his work visa expires before his wedding, then he must leave the country. Once they are married, even if Monching is outside of Canada, they can still apply for Inland Spousal Sponsorship.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. Mary Esteban

        So you mean he has to exit canada? Thank you for your response Sir.

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Mary. In order to apply for any kind of visa from within Canada, you must have a legal status, otherwise you have to submit your application from outside Canada.
          Regards, Vahe

          Reply
  86. Bruce

    Hi there. With visa place’s help, my wife and I applied for spousal sponsorship for her. We also applied for her to get an open work permit under cic’s pilot program. She just received the Open Work Permit after a 3 month wait. Can she now apply for OHIP? Thanks.

    Reply
  87. Fedshina Joseph

    I’m 17, turning 18 next month. I’ve been dating my boyfriend for 2 years in a long distance relationship, I went to Us twice to see him. He’s from Haiti and he’said currently attending school in the US in a student visa. I would like to know if I can go to us to marry him or if he can come in Canada to marry me. How can I prove that we are in a serious relationship? Do I need to prove that by picture and our text messages? Pleas help me

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Fedshina. You are correct, pictures play a large part in establishing that your relationship with your boyfriend is legitimate. You will need lots of pictures from your wedding, proof of travel to see each other during the dating years, friends that can attest to the relationship, and things like that; all this becomes important after you get married. As a Canadian citizen you can go to the US to marry your boyfriend. I do not know what his status is on his US study visa, so I cannot advise that he comes to Canada for the wedding. Once you two are married, get back in contact with us and we will help you with the Spousal Sponsorship procedure, so that you can both be together in Canada and your new husband will become a Canadian citizen.
      Very Best Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. S.Groti

        Hi. I’m an Indian citizen and wife’s Canadian citizen. We’ve been married since 7 months and its been 5 months since she applied for my PR. My question is that my wife’s 2 months pregnant and and will it effect my case in any way. I just wanna be there for the birth of our child. Its our first marriage and we got love married after 11 years.
        Thanks for your time.

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello. You can be with your wife for the birth of your child. You will a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). This will not affect your PR application. 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
  88. Mariza

    Hi

    I’m Filipino but acquired British Citizenship years ago, On my visit to Canada as a tourist, we planned to get married. Now, my question is about a UK Citizen on holiday marrying a Canadian citizen living in Quebec during a holiday visit, is that possible? If so, what are the steps and requirements we need to undergo? Please advice.

    Regards

    Mariza

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Mariza. Yes, you most certainly marry a Canadian citizen in Canada while you are here on vacation. Once you two are married, you can contact us so that we can help you with the Spousal Sponsorship process so that you can become a Canadian citizen also.
      Best Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  89. Alf

    Hello in september of 2014 i went to canada on a exchange program with my university for a semester, ( I´m from Mexico) and I met my girlfriend the same day I arrived to canada, we started dating and after the course I had to go back home, so we started a LDR , I visited her two months later ( march) , the she came in july for two weeks also to met my family, the I came back in September again and we agreed that she could come to live with me for a couple of months after. So in january 2016 she came and she left at the beggining of march. We have been together since I met her for over 1 year and 5 months now , we have pictures, letters , flight tickets etc as proof of our relationship.

    If We get married in canada Can we apply for the spouse sponsorship? and if so , how could we do it or how much time should we wait to apply so is not consider as a redflag for the government ? thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Alf. From what you have written, it sounds like you have enough documentation and evidence to support the claim that yours is a legitimate relationship. Once you get married, you can start the Spousal Sponsorship process. The process is complicated, and you may want to get help with the application. If that is the case, get in contact with us again after you two get married.
      Best Regards, Vahe

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  90. Annie

    Hi..I am an international student with valid study permit till March 2017. I have completed one year programme in Canada which ended in December 2015. I started different course from this year January. I am an relationship since eight months with a guy who is a Canadian citizen. I am already living with him from 6 months. I don’t want to pursue a second year course so was thinking of getting married and applying for a permanent residency. Just wanted to know some suggestions regarding it.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Annie. You can get married and apply for a spousal sponsorship. What you need to watch out for is that you cannot go out of status before you apply for the spousal sponsorship. If you do, you will not be able to apply from within Canada and will have to leave the country to apply. If you do not stay in school your study visa will be deemed terminated. In that case you would need something like a work permit to stay in Canada. 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
  91. Mohamed

    Hi,

    I am a British Citizen and my wife a Canadian citizen. We currently live in Berlin but in one year we wish to move to Canada. Is it possible for my to begin sponsorship for me to move to Canada whilst she is in Germany? (She is in Germany using a youth mobility scheme visa so not a resident).

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Mohamed. Yes you can start the spousal sponsorship process while your wife is abroad provided that she is a Canadian citizen.
      Regards, Vahe

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    2. Mr SINGH

      Hi
      Iam a French citizen .iam married to a canadian .She is going to sponser me as her spouse .
      I heard that it take allmost 26 months to get PR.Is there any short time process for EU people.

      Reply
      1. Vahe Mirzoyan

        Hello Mr.Singh. There are no express paths for EU residents.
        Regards, Vahe

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        1. Mr SINGH

          Sorry to say but thats non sence.How can they bind somone for two years without mooving anywhere .thats not faire they should change this rule.
          If ever somthing happen to somone’s family that persone cant even visit them.
          Also there should be somthing special for EU countries because if they let them come for visit without any visa then why they want to hold them for two years to give PR

          anyway

          thnx for replying
          gd day

          Reply
          1. Vahe Mirzoyan

            Hello Mr. Singh. You do have the option to apply for an Outside Spousal Sponsorship that would allow you to come and go from Canada as often as you like. Where as the Inland Spousal Sponsorship gives you an open work visa, the Outside sponsorship does not.
            Regards, Vahe

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  92. Nina

    Hi I am a US citizen and my fiancé is a Canadian Citizen. We have been together for 9years and have a son together. We live in the US and are planning on moving to Canada in 4 months. He was planning on going a month before I go so he can find a job and a home and then I will drive up there once all is settled. I was wondering is he able to sponsor me so I am able to move up there . I don’t want to get to the border and they don’t allow me in. Or is there a way he can sponsor me and do whatever paperwork before he leaves. I’m so lost I’m reading online and others are saying its best to tell them your moving up there it’s best to just say I’m visiting. Please help me.. Because I was originally going to drive Uhaul with our furniture but if I get to the border they might not let me in. What she we do? Thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Nina. Thank you for writing to us. The very best thing to do at the border, is NEVER lie. When you are caught in a lie, you will have a black mark on your permanent record. Your Canadian spousal sponsorship can begin immediately so that when you get to the border you have proper documentation and you will not have any worries. The fact that you have been together for nine years means that you are in a common-law relationship in the eyes of immigration, and qualify for a spousal sponsorship and the sponsorship for your dependent child. 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 son so that you do not have any problems at all at the border. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  93. Maliya

    Hello,
    My husband is a UK citizen. Our original plan was that to submit an inland process thinking that it was possibly faster and that way we can be together. We did submit the application form on January and we have received the UCI # and application #. But now, I heard that since my husband is a UK citizen, an Outland process would have been way faster for him that an in land process. My question now is, would it be possible to change it to an Outland process? And if I do, is that means I will have to start all the application form and process all over again?

    It seems that inland process takes longer than an Outland process. Any advices ?

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Maliya. It is too bad that you were not thoroughly explained what the differences between all the options that you had available to you. If you want to change from an Inland to an Outland process, you will have to start at the beginning again; unfortunately your time will have been lost. Each process has it’s own benefits, and it’s own restrictions.
      Regards, Vahe

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  94. omarie reid

    Hi my girlfriend move to canada because her father filed for her i currently live in jamaica but we wish to be together soon as possible because its hard being apart from each other when she was here we use to visit each other and stuff she moved like last week and told me she got her sin we plan on getting married next year and trying to see what works best to be with each other could you clue me in on what will happen when we are ready i have pictures and messages that go way back to our lil memories could you let me as soon as possible thank you very much

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Omarie. Once you get married your girlfriend can sponsor you to Canada provided that she has either Permanent Residency, or Canadian Citizenship status.
      Regards, Vahe

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  95. Jordan

    For some reason my last comment seems to have not posted properly. I’ve read through the comments and to my understanding applying for PR from within canada the person being sponsored by the citizen will not be able to leave and reenter canada. Why is that?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jordan. An inland spousal sponsorship has specific rules, one of them being that the sponsored party must stay in the country for the duration of the approval process. In return, a work visa is issued.
      Regards, Vahe

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  96. Jordan

    I’ve been reading through the comments and to my understanding applying from within canada, a process that takes up to two years, the person being sponsored will not be allowed to leave canada, e.g. vaction, visiting family in the states, and come back to canada? Why is this?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jordan. The inland spousal sponsorship has the 2 year rule, but it does allow you get a open work permit so that you can work in Canada while you are waiting. If the application is made outside Canada, you have more freedom to travel, but the approval will take longer, and you do not get an open work permit. Each option has it’s positive points, and drawbacks.
      Regards, Vahe

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  97. Gayane

    Hi Vahe. My name is Gayane and I am a us permanent resident. I am marrying to Canadian-Armenian ( also perm. Resident) and planning to live there for 5 months then move back to US and live here for the rest of our lives 😛 I have basically no clue what kind of visa will I get and will I be able to work there In Canada after our marriage? Please advise. thanks.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Gayane. Thank you for writing to us. Are you planning on getting married in Canada? Did you plan on working when you are in Canada for those five months that you will be staying here? I think that they best options based on what you have written is a visitor visa, but that will not allow you to work. 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 getting all of your information and that of your partner. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  98. Grace

    Hello there.I’m a Temporary Foreign Worker whose contract had already expired last Dec 2015. I applied for an extension of my work permit but was not granted. I’m currently out of status and recently got married to a Canadian citizen. Do i need to apply for restoration of status or do I need to apply for Sponsorship?

    Thanks and Regards.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Grace. Being out of status is a bad position to be in. You need to restore your status immediately. There is a 90 day grace period for an extension. From what you have written this may be coming up any day now. You will not be able to apply for sponsorship from within Canada if you do not have proper 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 so that you can immediately restore your staus. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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      1. RP

        Hi Vahe,

        I came to canada in 2009, I graduated from University of Manitoba in 2013. i worked in a contract position right after graduating for six months, and after that, I worked at a full time position until December 31, 2015. I took a break and resumed working in a different company part time, since March 2016. While I was working a contract job after graduating, I applied to the MPNP program through the Skilled Worker pathway thinking it would be faster than applying with 6 months full time work experience.

        To my dismay, after almost 2 years, I still haven’t received my MPNP nomination. In addition, I became married to a Canadian citizen in September 2015 which now I found out voids my MPNP application process.

        I now need to apply directly to the federal CIC pathway by my husband through the Family Sponsorship Program.

        The decision I need to make is whether to apply as a “Spouse outside of Canada” or “Spouse inside of Canada”? I have a valid Work Permit and Visa. The reason I am asking this is because the “outside of Canada” pathway is much faster – 17 vs. 26 months.

        Regards.

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello. Thank you for writing to us. The rules of immigration are usually difficult to navigate as you can see; each program has effects on other programs. The decision as to whether to apply for Inside or OUtside sponsorship depends on a lot of factors; the need to travel out of the country, the need to work inside Canada, your current 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

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  99. Bedros

    Parev Vahe!

    As a Canadian citizen who lives abroad, I got married with a non-Canadian outside of Canada! Now she is pregnant and I’d like to bring her in so our child could become a Canadian citizen by birth. What steps should I follow! Get a her a tourist visa at first, than apply for PR once in Canada?

    Many Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Bedros. Depending on the stage of the pregnancy, your best option might be to have the baby abroad, and then sponsor your wife and child at a later date. 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 family; knowing more details will allow us to give you the best advice. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  100. Sinead

    Hi,
    I am an EU citizen and visited my boyfriend in Canada 4 years ago on a tourist visa. Which expired after 6 months. Within the first year we were married and I have overstayed my welcome by 3.5years.
    My husband is currently claiming disability welfare and supporting us both on this. I am willing to work but I am not highly skilled or educated. I want to apply for PR but I am afraid of being deported as my husband relies on me to help him with his disability. Any advice would be much appreciated.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Sinead. You still qualify for an Inland Spousal Sponsorship, that will allow you to work while you are waiting for your permanent residency. Your overstay will be a problem that we will have to address in you 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

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      1. sinead

        Wow thank you for your prompt reply, however I have read on the inland application and it reads you must have a temporary status which I don’t. Do you think there is a way around this? I have also read others have applied but were denied as they too are out of status!
        Thanks

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Sinead. There are a great many factors that need to be looked at and addressed in a Spousal Sponsorship. 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 have been able to find the solution that works best for our clients. When you are ready to start exploring the options, please get in touch with us so that one of our immigration professionals can help you.
          Regards, Vahe

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  101. RDN

    Hi i am from india, married a canadian girl before 2 years. I applied for PR, it had taken more than a year time and someone (her friend) wrongly guided my wife and she has cancelled it. Now she realised her mistake.
    What will be the best option to come and work in canada immidiately???

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us. You need legal 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; you have come to the right place. 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

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  102. Bhawana

    Do u automatically eligible for work permit and health card if u do inland application or do we have to wait for some timw

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Bhawana. If you apply for an inland spousal sponsorship, you will be eligible for a work permit in 4 months after you make your submission. Each province has their own rules on the issuing of health cards; that is something that you would have to check with the province that you are planning to live in.
      Regards, Vahe

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  103. Kayla

    Hello, I am an American and my husband is Canadian. We got married in the U.S. A year ago and have just found out he has to go back to Canada. I want to go with him and have decided to live in Canada. Do I need to apply for him to sponsor me and wait for the papers or can I move there and apply while there?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Kayla. You have several options. You can move there and apply for Spousal Sponsorship while you are in Canada. There are several ways of doing that: one way allows you work in Canada but you cannot leave Canada until you receive your Permanent Residence, the other way does not allow you to work but it gives you more freedom to visit the US. 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

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  104. Gino Wael

    Dear Sir and Ma’am,

    I live in Canada for almost for years now as a permanent resident. I have a girlfriend back home in the Philippines and we’ve been in a relationship for over 6 years. I really want to sponsor her. I know that we have to get married first and then sponsor her. If so then that might happen in two years because I’m still trying to finish my college and if we did get married in two it’s gonna take another two years to process the paper. So over all 4yrs from now give or take before she can come to Canada. I’m wondering if there’s shorter way or alternatives available for my situation?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Gino. Thank you for writing to us. You have several options available. Your girlfriend can come to Canada to study, she can come to work, or she can can apply for Permanent Residency on her own. In order to give you the best advice possible, we would 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, Vahe

      Reply
  105. Ann Lall

    Can a Canadian citizen get married to a Guyanese citizen in USA

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hi Ann. Each US state sets their own rules on granting marriage licenses. You would have to check with the city office where you plan on getting married.
      Regards, Vahe

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  106. Olga

    Dear Mr. Vahe.
    Im here in Canada as an International Student. I am engaged with a Canadian citizen. We are planning to get married on August this year. My study permit alouds me to work 20 hours a week. After we get married, he will apply to be my sponsor but I was wondering if my status will change or if I will still being an International Student? Should I apply for a work permit to work more hours in order to improve my future home with my fiance?
    Thank you so much for your time.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Olga. Thank you for writing to us. You will be considered an International Student until you receive the approval of your spousal sponsorship. With an inland spousal sponsorship you will be granted a work permit. If you want to apply for a work permit before then, you may. Olga, 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 yor fiancee, you have a lot of moving parts that need to be taking into account. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  107. Vin

    Hi,
    My husband is a Canadian citizen. I’m an Indian citizen, got married in December in India and I moved to Canada on a visitor visa(multiple entry) and I plan to apply for inland PR with spousal sponsorship before my visa expires in July.
    Can I apply for a work permit and work in Canada without applying for PR application? I’m awaiting police clearance documents from the US which will take four months and I fear that it might be too late to extend my visit visa if I don’t apply for PR. Can I go ahead and apply for PR without the police clearance document for now? Please let me know.
    I look forward to your reply.

    Regards
    Vin

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Vin. To apply for a work permit prior to your spousal sponsorship approval, you will need a job offer and a Labor Market Impact Assessment. In all cases you will need the police clearance.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  108. Joyce

    Dear Sir and Ma’am,

    I’m a Canadian citizen and have a Filipino boyfriend for 5 years. He’s currently in California right now as a tourist and is planning to apply for a Canadian visitor visa in California. In the event that he’s granted with a visitor visa, is it possible for us to get married here in Vancouver; can I sponsor him without him going back to his country of origin and what are the requirements i have to provide for sponsorship?

    I look forward to hearing from you. Your help is very much appreciated.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Joyce. Yes, if you get married in Canada, then you can apply for a inland spousal sponsorship. The inland spousal sponsorship allows the spouse to obtain a work permit until they get their permanent residency. 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 plan the best strategy for you and your boyfriend so that you can live your lives in Canada. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  109. Natali

    Hello Mr.Vahe,
    My name is Natali and my fiancé is born in canada and he is canadian. We are both armenians living in Turkey. After our marriage i would like to apply to canadian citizenship but now i have a gooj job here in turkey and i dont want to move out to canada . How we can do. Does it changes smth if we marry un canada ?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Natali. If your fiancee has Canadian Citizenship then there should be no problems with you getting PR status under a Spousal Sponsorship. Having PR status gives you some flexibility in the amount of time that you can remain out of the country. 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 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
  110. sherlock

    H3llo Sir,
    I m from india and have my becholar of engineering degree.
    My gf had finish her study in Ontario and now have her work permit of 18 months.
    She’s coming india next month and we decided to marry that time.
    So what can we do after marriage to stay together in canada?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello. Thank you for writing to us. It is always an exciting time in life when you are getting married and looking to start your new life in Canada. In order to give you proper advice on how to immigrate to Canada, I am going to need to know a lot more about you and your girlfriend. 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 the both of you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  111. Gordon

    Hey there, I’ve been in a long distance relationship for nearly 6 years with a European citizen. Ive been to europe 5 times to see her. Ive spent nearly 6 months there in total, and she has spent 3 months in canada in total. She’s going to be finished university soon and we are still working out which side of the globe to finally tie the knot in. How easy is it for a couple with our history to begin the process? The only reason I haven’t proposed yet is because I’ve heard it’s nearly impossible, and if getting my European Citizenship is easier then that’s what I’ll have to do. So, any advice?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Gordon. Thanks for writing to us. You are lucky to have so many wonderful options ahead of you! I am not sure what you meant by “it’s nearly impossible”. If you are a Canadian citizen, and you get married to a foreign national, Canada is very accommodating. 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
      1. Anonymous

        Hey again! Thanks for the quick reply. I’ll try to get in touch when I have some time away from work. I’ve heard some (obviously uninformed) rumours that Canada is more painful to immigrate to than other nations. Glad that doesn’t seem to be the case. Cheers!

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  112. Christina E

    Hi,
    I’m a Canadian and live in Canada. I’ve been in a long distance relationship for the past 6 months and have traveled to California to visit my girlfriend and meet her family. She is Mexican born and is living in the U.S illigally, shes has a clean record and is in the process of obtaining her permits. We plan on getting married but we don’t want to rush it. I plan on traveling back and forth to California for the mean time but our plan is for her to move to Canada and live here with me. I have no clue on how to go about getting her here, or on where to start. Is marriage the only option? Can she get a PR, even without marriage? How long will it take for her to be able to at least visit Canada?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hi Christina. Thank you for writing to us. Your girlfriend has several options to come to Canada. The first is to get married to you. This will give her Permanent Residency status. She could also look for a job based on her education and work experience. This will require a work visa. Her situation is complicated because she does not have legal status in the US right now. If you want to look at all your options in more detail, then 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
  113. justin

    hi my name Justin me and my fiancee and me have decided to get married in three the four months i am a American citizen and have family in the US and she a Canadian citizen and i live in NY right now two hours away from her its hard not seeing the one you love to but i would be interested in dual citizenship to be able to see my family as well as hers and well i know it is a long process and all but just wondering if i wanted to stay with my spouse well we battle this fight or would i have to stay in the us till we got approve for dual citizenship

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Justin. The biggest question that you need to address is in which country will you both be planning on working. As an American citizen you do not need Canadian citizenship to come to visit in Canada, provided you do not have any inadmissibility such as a criminal record. If you plan on living in Canada you will need either a work permit, or permanent residency. There are many questions that need to be answered. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your situation and advise on the best strategy to take. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  114. Azra

    Hello,

    Myself Azra, my fiancé is admitted in a program for fall 2016, our marriage was planned for july 16, but now it is postponed, and now we are planing our wedding in November, which will be in Canada, Is it possible to get married in canada and Is it possible for me to get my spouse visa after marriage, how much time does this will take or what are the legal issues we will be facing ?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Azra. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. Your fiancee will be in Canada with her study visa, which gives her legal status. You can get married in Canada while she is a student and then apply for Spousal Sponsorship. She can stay in Canada during the sponsorship process. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your situation and your fiancee’s and advise on the best strategy to take. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  115. Chantel

    Hi, I am a South African woman with 2 daughters and my fiancé is a Canadian citizen currently residing in Canada. We have been commuting over the past 2 years back and forth between South Africa and Canada as our relationship has grown and have decided to get married in the next couple of months. We would like to settle in Canada and my children from my previous marriage will join us. What is the easiest process going forward for us on the spousal visa and would my fiancé be able to sponsor my children coming into Canada? They are 8 & 14 yrs old. Hope to hear from you soon. We would like to settle in Ontario, where his family reside.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Chantel. Thank you for writing to us. Yes, you will qualify for a Canadian Spousal Sponsorship, and your two children can be included in that application. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your situation and advise on the best strategy to take. Spousal sponsorships can be complex because the immigration officers are always looking to make sure that the marriages are legitimate. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  116. John

    I am an american citizen and my wife is Canadian… we just found out she is pregnant… I understand the basic process of sponsorship and permanent residence but we are wondering how the pregnancy might change our situation… As it stands today I am in the US and my wife in Canada pending our sponsorship application being filed and approved… What, if any, are our options moving forward?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hi John. Being apart from a spouse is never easy, especially when a baby is on the way. From the sounds of it, you have not decided yet on whether you want to apply for an Inland (you stay in Canada during the process, it has a faster turn around, you receive a work permit) or Outbound (a longer process, but you can move across the border at will, no work permit) sponsorship. Each approach has its benefits. I am going to suggest that you talk with one of our immigration specialists who can play out the route that you should follow. You can make an appointment by following this link http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Best regards, Vahe

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  117. Tenzing

    Hello,
    For the last 24 years of my life, I have been living in the US – I came to the states when I was 5 years old, under a tourist visa for medical reasons, and overstayed. The visa expired and through the years the avenues of relief I had kept getting smaller. Thankfully, I was able to apply under Obama’s DACA program and received a work permit. By no means, this does not show residency status in the country; it merely reflects a legal note saying I am now a “legitimate” person. Yet, it is quite worrisome because I do not have a passport for my birth country (Nepal), just a birth certificate with my Dad’s English translation amended alongside it. As well as, my country of origin is considered to be “Stateless” because Tibet does not belong to anyone’s world map. However, with this much being said, I can declare with elevated airs and degrees of magnificence that the love of my life came about! She is a Canadian Citizen and for one year and 3 months we have been together. We would both like to get married and live out the rest of our blissful days in Canada. My question is such: How do we start the process? Would it be difficult as I do not have proper documentations (only a birth certificate)? Any guidance on the right initial steps to follow would be highly appreciated. Thank you so much!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Tenzing. Not having the proper documentation makes your situation difficult, but not impossible. You need professional immigration legal help. I suggest that you book an appointment by following this link http://goo.gl/JFZqPm We will be able to help you.
      Regards, Vahe

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  118. Zuzia

    Hi, sorry for bothering, but I am writing a book and I wish to hold as much realism in there as possible. If it’s not a problem will you give me a hint?
    I have Canadian guy, age 30 plus, who is working in Poland and living there with his Polish girlfriend. According to some circumstances, while they visit his home in Canada, they are suppose to get married. Now that: 1) Is there possible to get them married during short visit? 2) If it’s possible, how long this visit shuld be to get all formalities done? 3) What kind of visa the Polish girl should have to get all done well.
    I’d be grateful for any hint and answer. Although, since it’s just fiction, I understood a lack of reaction.
    Thank you for your time.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Zuzia. I hope that this helps for your story. The girl would need a visitor visa to come to Canada. There is no minimum requirement for two people to know each other before they can get married. The couple would then have to apply for Spousal Sponsorship for her to get her Permanent Residency status that would then lead to citizenship. There are a lot of regulations and details that I am leaving out for the sake of brevity, but this gives you the overall strategy.
      Best of luck,
      Vahe

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      1. Zuzia

        Thank you a lot for your reply. It helps a lot. I’ve been searching through some official documents how it was with foreigns wantong to marry a Canadian citizen, but I wasn’t sure if I understood it correctly.
        Oh, and one thing. If they were in Canada for two weeks and then they planned to go back to Poland (they still have their jobs there), would it be possible to get them married in such a short time?
        Thanks once again.
        Best regards,
        Zuzia.

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        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Zuzia. Getting married in a short time is not a problem. The requirements for the spousal sponsorship may affect the travel.
          Regards
          Vahe

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          1. Zuzia

            Ah, I haven’t thought about that. Actually I was ignoring this part about spousal sponsorship thinking that it wasn’t necessary since they both were planning to live in Poland for now, and might come out when they wanted to move to Canada, so not much concern right now. I guess i need to do a bit more researches about that. Thank you for replying, this really helps a lot!
            Sincerely
            Zuzia

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  119. Noel

    Hi there
    So I am currently in Canada on my German passport, with the purpose of visiting my fiance. We have since got married recently and I have been in the country for about 2 and a half months. My father also lives in town but because of my age he may not sponsor me. So my wife will have to sponsor me now. My question is that am I allowed to stay in Canada while appyling for temporary residence and sponsorship? On a EU passport you may come to Canada for up to 6 months, but if the paperwork is not done in time do I have to leave the county?
    Regards
    Noel

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    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Noel. Once you begin your Spousal Sponsorship application, you do not have to follow the 6 months rule. There are two types of Spousal Sponsorship, Inland where you have to stay in Canada without leaving the country until the sponsorship is approved, this option grants you a work permit so that you can work while waiting. The other type is Outbound where you can travel in and out of the country, it takes a little longer, and you do not get a work permit.
      If you complete this form http://goo.gl/RvRtRK I can get more information about your situation, and be able to advise you on the best path to take.
      Regards
      Vahe

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  120. Kristine

    Hi ,I’m working here in Canada for 16 months as Live in Caregiver,I’m not a permanent resident yet but I’m planning to apply on my 24 months of stay here. My fiance is US Citizen and we’re planning to get marry hopefully this year. Once I apply for my permanent residency,can I sponsor him? Thank you so much.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Kristine. You can sponsor your spouse to come to Canada only after you have obtained your Permanent Residency. You cannot do it while your PR is being applied for.
      When you are ready to apply for your PR please make sure you contact us at 1-855-866-8472 or http://www.visaplace.com so that we can look at how we can help you. Seeing that you will want to sponsor your spouse as quickly as possible, you will want to make your PR application perfectly correct and avoid any rejections due to missing or incomplete information.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

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      1. Anonymous

        Because we’re planning to get married first before I apply for my Permanent Residency so I can include his name on my papers. So we both received the approval when time comes.

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      2. Kristine

        Because we’re planning to get married before I apply my permanent residency so I can include him when I start my application . I just want to know if that is okay or I will apply first even though we’re already married . I don’t want to waste time.

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        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Kristine. You can marry him before you start your PR application and include him on the application.
          Regards
          Vahe

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          1. Kristine

            Hello Vahe, thank you so much for your reply and I really appreciate it. I hope the processing now is fast. May God bless you always 🙂 Have a good day !

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  121. Lola

    I am Canadian citizen (21) unemployed, studying and my boyfriend (21) is a US citizen, we would like to get married and live together. He works but it’s not enough to sponsor me for me to live with him. We want to be able to live together as soon as we can, what would be our options. (Also if we do get married would I be able to stay in the us with him for 6 months during the process?)

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  122. Angelina

    My husband is a Canadian citizen, living in the US on a green card. I am a us citizen. We have been married 2 years now and have 2 children (1 is his step-child). We are wanting to move back to BC, where his family is since I have no family here in the states. I notice that most people who do spousal sponsorships are already living in Canada. What is the best route for us to move to Canada and for him to help us become citizens? Apparently this situation seems rather unusual.

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  123. Amitabh

    Hello to whoever can guide us,

    I’m a Canadian citizen and met my girlfriend (Polish Citizen) a few months ago who was travelling in Canada as a visitor. Although all she has is an entry stamp on her passport, there is no time limit imposed in that and the officer didn’t inform her either. Later she applied for the IEC initiative, got accepted and they gave her a work permit letter which will be processed by a CBSA officer upon her entry. Which means she has to leave Canada and re-enter. She’s been in Canada now about 12 months and we are concerned that she has overstayed. Although she hasn’t received any sort of removal order, but we are concerned that if she now leaves and re-enters to process her Work Permit they might not allow her to enter into Canada again due to her previous overstay. What should we do in this situation?

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  124. Alison Drinnan

    I am a British subject who arrived in Canada in 1965 at the age of 2,therefore I piggybacked on my Moms passport,lived in Montreal my whole life,the problem is I recently married my childhood sweetheart and moved to B.C. And now I can’t receive medical care card because I don’t have documentation of my status.I am so frustrated,I seemed to have fallen through the cracks!I applied for my status and they sent me a flimsy paper that cost me 75$.What do I do now I am a severe Diabetic and a Cardiac Patient in need of medical care I can’t afford!Please,please,please help me.

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  125. Ali

    Hi,

    I am a FSW2014 applicant and COPR holder with validity till july 2016 and would like to have your views on adding a spouse before landing. If I get married before landing then can I be able to sponsor my spouse like addition to my application? since marrying after landing and sponsoring is lengthy process. Its about 24 months on average. Further to this how much delay will it cause If I get married before landing and add spouse. Will my application be assessed from 0 or only my spouse application processing will be started? What impact will it have on the application process overall? what delay can I expect and will it be scrutinized under FSW2014 or not ?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

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

      Yes. It is your duty to inform your change of condition which includes your marital status. You ahve to make sure that you do it in the correct manner so that you will not be subject to misrepresentation.

      Please Ali, 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 make sure that you achieve your goal.

      Vahe

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  126. Sam

    Hello!

    I am dual citiEnship (Canadian and EU) and currently living in Europe, although I also have a home in Canada.

    I am dating a german and We are looking to get married, but because of the german laws it’s easier to go elsewhere and then legalize the certificate here to show proof of marriage.

    Because I am dual citizen, is there the chance that Id I don’t get married or register my marriage in canada I could loose my citizenship?

    Actually, broader question, Is there really anycase I could loose my canadian citizenship if I was born and raised in canada?!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Sam for your inquiry.
      In order for me to give you the most accurate advice on maintaining your Canadian citizenship, 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

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  127. Abhi

    hello,
    I am Indian, born n bought up here only, my bf is NRI, he is citizen of Canada,Since past 4 yrs we are relationship, now we decided to get married and to start our married life on canada itself, please guide us, what are the rules and regulations for the further procedure so that we can start our life happily…?

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    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Abhi for your inquiry.
      Spousal sponsorship can be difficult if not done properly. In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more about your situation and 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

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  128. Ion Boidin

    What if a Canadian born citizen is living on a green-card in the US because her father moved there before and she lived/worked there for already 12 years but she want to marry an European man, are they allow to stay/move in together in the USA or do you foresee many problems?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Ion for your inquiry.
      There is no simple answer to your question. 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 Ion, 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

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  129. Ruth

    Hi there, I am a Canadian citizen and my husband is British. We have been married 8 years and have lived in the UK for the past 12 years. We would like to settle in Canada in about 12 months time. As the processing time for spousal sponsorship is currently 28 months from the London office, I am unsure of how we should proceed. Is it best to submit an outland application now and then have my husband enter Canada as a visitor and apply for an open work permit or should we go to Canada and submit an inland application and open work permit application together? If we go down the inland route, I am also concerned that he would be denied entry as a visitor if he wouldn’t already have a work permit or sufficient evidence that he intends to return to the UK. I also read that if we apply inland, my husband may not be able to travel as CIC require him to live in Canada during processing. Surely he could return home to the UK to visit family during this time? My final question is regarding the requirement to prove the relationship is legitimate. We have two children together (both Canadian citizens); is this sufficient evidence of a legitimate relationship or would CIC still require wedding photos, proof we’ve lived together for the past 10 years, texts, phone calls etc? I am anxious to return home to live but won’t go without him. Any advise on our options would be appreciated, I simply don’t know what route to take and where to start. Thanks Ruth

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    1. vahe

      Hello Ruth,

      To answer your questions, when doing inland spousal sponsorship there are pros and cons. Same is when doing an outside spousal sponsorship. In inland processing your spouse would be able to enter Canada with his UK passport because he is visa exempt then apply for an open work permit once the spousal application has been submitted. The cons are that he wouldn’t be able to travel until the application has been processed no matter what the excuse is.

      For outland the pros are that you can travel while it is being processed but the cons are that you cannot apply for an Open Work Permit while staying in Canada, he can only stay here as a visitor.

      In order for us to assess your situation in depth I would highly recommend for you to fill in our online assessment form http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Thank you

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  130. Junior

    I am currently and international student in Canada married to a Canadian citizen. We are currenlty unable to reside together for the next 3 years. Is it allowable to apply for Federal Skilled workers despite being married to a Canadian citizen.

    Regards

    Reply
    1. vahe

      Thank you junior,

      As a matter of fact there are different routes we can pursue for you in order for you to get Permanent Residency. To further assist you please fill in our online assessment form at http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

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  131. Marvin

    Hello,

    I have a series of questions about mine and my girlfriends situation. I’m a citizen of the US, she’s a citizen of Canada. I would like to stay in Canada after a few visits, but don’t know the process I would have to go through.

    I’m currently on SSI for my disability, but the disability has now improved and I’m now able to start work when I find a job. Is it still possible for me to become a legal resident in Canada? Or because of my disability. Will I be denied?

    I’m considering marrying this girl who I’ve known for two years now. I’m 29, she’s 35. What process would we have to go through? Because I’m disabled. My disability is nothing major, but I couldn’t work at a young age due to it. Would it be the same process that everyone else goes through?

    Thank you for taking out the time to reply to my message, and I appreciate it.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Marvin,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I can definitely help you and your girlfriend to determine what options are available to you to be able to immigrate here. In order for me to do so with the most accuracy, I must learn some more details about you both. Kindly complete this form for me Marvin, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your submission has been reviewed. MF

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  132. Josh

    Hi there!
    I am currently dating a Korean and we have been together for a while. I’m a Canadian and we both want to come to Canada next year. We both want to get married and spend our life in Canada. My girlfriend would like to come to Canada on a working holiday visa for a while. Is there any disadvantage for us if I want to sponsor my girlfriend for a permanent residency after we get married because she’s on a working holiday visa? How long does the process of applying to become a permanent residence from a sponsor take? Would my girlfriend have to leave the country until the process is complete? Would it be a better idea to apply for the permanent residence outside of Canada? Thank you! 🙂

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Josh,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I would be more than happy to advise you on what options are available for your girlfriend, as well as, what to expect in terms of procedure and processing times. In order for me to proceed though, I must first learn more details about your girlfriend and her qualifications. Kindly complete this form for me Josh, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment, as it will give me all the information I need to advise you accordingly. You will be contacted once your submission has been reviewed. MF

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  133. Elle

    Hi,

    I have a question about entering the country pregnant. I am a British citizen and I am being sponcered by my partner who is a canadian citizen and I also have a work visa to work in Canada. I was wondering if I would have any problems entering the country pregnant. Would this even be a issue as the baby would be a canadian citizen regardless of where it is born as the father is Canadian?

    What would my options be?

    Thank you so much!

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Elle,

      Thank you for your post. Congratulations on your pregnancy, I am sure that this is an exciting time for you and your family. As long as you have the proper documentation to show that you are authorized to be in Canada, whether through sponsorship or work, you should not face any challenges while entering. MF

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  134. Mike

    My wife and I and our two children live in the us. My wife just got transferred to Canada. She is a Canadian citizen. What do I need to do to be able to live and work in Canada? And how long will it take for me to be allowed to work there?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Mike,

      Thank you for your inquiry. One of the options available to you is Spousal Sponsorship, where your wife can apply to Sponsor you and your two children to not only be able to reside and work with her here in Canada, but to obtain Permanent Residency as well. There could potentially be other avenues that you can explore, but before I can give you any advice on which is best, I must first learn more details about you. Kindly complete this form for me Mike http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment, as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

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  135. Fedshina Joseph

    Hi, my name is Fedshina, im a canadian citizen and I’m 17 years old. I’m in love with my boyfriend and he’s living in Florida, I would like to live with him. Is it possible to go somewhere in US to marry him? What would happen ?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Fedshina,

      Thank you for your post. I believe that depending on which state you decide to get married in, there is a minimum age requirement…you may have to wait at least one year before being able to obtain a marriage license. With that being said, when you are ready to take that step, your spouse would be able to apply to Sponsor you so that you can legally be able to reside with him in the US. MF

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  136. David

    Hi there. My partner who is a Canadian citizen is currently residing in New Zealand living with my self. We have been living together for nearly two years and have decided we would like to settle in Canada. I’ve come to the conclusion that applying through family class…common law partner sponsorship is to be the best way of going about this? I’ve been working through the application forms and have a question as to applying ‘inland’ or outland’. As both have a relatively long processing time (inland the longest) I was planning on also applying for the ‘international experience program’- working holiday visa which would give myself entry into Canada in 8 or so weeks. My question then is if I apply for the family class…permanent residency ‘outland’ but move to Canada on a working holiday program, can I then take advantage of applying for a open work permit that is available to family class applications that have be lodged ‘inland’ given the fact I would be residing in Canada on a working holiday program but awaiting my outland application to be processed?
    Look forward to your reply.
    Thanks, David

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello David,

      Thank you for your inquiry. You asked a very important question…but unfortunately the answer is no. If you were to apply for the Working Holiday Visa and have it granted and decide to proceed with the Sponsorship applications, it would no longer be considered that you are applying from outside of Canada as you are in Canada working. What I would recommend is that when your ready to proceed to apply from inside Canada for the Sponsorship and enclose the Open Work Permit application. The Work Permit should be processed within three months and will give you the status to work and live in Canada while you await your PR. MF

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  137. Mia

    Hi,

    I have been living in Canada since 2011 first as an international student then after obtaining my post-grad Certificate had been working in Canada.Now I am getting married to a PR holder.Can I apply for my PR too on that base??If yes, how long does it take to get it for me?? Secondly my work-permit needs a re-newal do I need to renew it too? Or my Application for PR will work for my stay here till my PR arrives ?? Plz suggest me

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Mia,

      Thank you for your post. He can sponsor you, but there is a minimum time he needs to wait before doing so if he obtained his PR after March 2012, he would need to wait 5 years before being eligible to sponsor. If you are on a Post-Grad Work Permit and are gainfully employed full-time in a Skilled Profession, you may be eligible to apply and obtain PR on your own. Unfortunately, a Post-Grad Work Permit cannot be extended or renewed. MF

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  138. MD MOSLAH UDDIN

    Hello,
    I am from Bangladesh, I am 26, I have a girlfriend in canada, but not married yet, now how can I process to go Canada? She is 42.
    She working in a health center.
    I want to stay in Canada as permanent residence.
    Can she give me an invitation latter for visit in Canada where write down that we are going to Mary for this I need him here.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Sir,

      Thank you for your post. You can definitely apply for a TRV/ Visitor Visa and come to Canada and see if you and your girlfriend would like to married. If you do decide to proceed with the nuptials, she can then Sponsor you as her Spouse. MF

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  139. Dave

    I’m an American living in the US and my girlfriend is Canadian living in Canada. We live on border towns 20 minutes away. We would like to marry each other and live together in Canada, but I would like to continue working in the US where I own a business. Is this possible?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Dave,

      Thank you for your inquiry. It is definitely possible to apply for Spousal Sponsorship while maintaining your employment, but in order for me to determine your eligibility I would need to learn more details about you. Kindly complete this form for me Dave http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with all the details I need to advise you accordingly. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

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  140. Kohli

    I am planning to get married to a Canadian citizen, but he is currently unemployed. And I’m from India, can he sponsor me even if he doesn’t have a job when we get married ?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Kohli,

      Thank you for your question, and I am glad that you asked it. Unfortunately, an unemployed spouse of a Foreign National cannot sponsor someone on their own…with that being said, a qualified sponsor can have a co-signer/co-sponsor on the application to increase the chances of success. If you would like more information, or for assistance to determine your eligibility, kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/. It will provide me with all the details I need to advise you further. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

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  141. Demi

    Dear sir,

    I live in Greece. My husband is a canadian citizen. We are planning to come and live permanently in Canada but we are not sure how to do it! We recently got married in Greece.
    What is the best “choice” for me:
    1. submit my papers for PR inside Canada or outside?
    2. if i’ll decide to submit inside Canada, is it better for me to come as a tourist or as a visitor?

    Thank you in advance!

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Demi,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I can surely assist you in determining what the best options are for you and your spouse as far as Sponsorship goes. But in order for me to do so, I must first learn more details about you and your spouse. Kindly complete this form for me Demi, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with all the details I need to advise you accurately. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

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  142. Yeong

    I am Korean and dating a Canadian, I want to if it is possible to stay there with him until we getting married and go through the process of the things provided for me to stay but is it still possible for me to for how every long I want?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Yeong,

      Thank you for your post. In order for me to determine your eligibility to come to Canada as a Visitor as well as have your partner be a Sponsor in the future, I must first learn some more details about you both. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me the information I need to advise you accurately. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  143. Marta

    hi,
    I had an open work permit that expired in June. i did apply for extension to stay in Canada. Still waiting for an answear.

    Can you please tell me if I marry my boyfriend when will I be able to work again? How long it takes after marrying to get a work permit?

    And what If we would apply for Common in Law status instead, would the process be the same?

    Thank You,

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Marta,

      Thank you for your post. If you would like to know which process is “quicker” in terms of obtaining a Work Permit I would need to know when you applied to renew/extend your permit, if you applied on your own or had a professional do it for you, and what application and documents to have submitted…not to mention when you are planning on getting married or applying for Common-Law Spousal Sponsorship, but only after deeming your partner to be eligible to Sponsor someone.

      My response may not have directly answered your question as there are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to Immigration matters. But regardless, I am confident that I can help you by either doing an Application Takeover and expediting the process of your Work Permit or assisting you in applying for Sponsorship and an Open Work Permit. With that being said, I would need the answers to the above questions answered to see how to proceed. Kindly complete this form for me Marta, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me the information I need to determine your options. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  144. osa

    I’m a European citizen and I have live in Canada for more than 1 yr and my wife is Canadian but we got married last yr September and we have a baby girl together ,pls I want to know if I can apply for working permit now or I have to wait for approval from cic thanks

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Osa,

      Thank you for your post. There is a chance that you are eligible for a Work Permit at this stage, but in order for me to determine your eligibility, I would need to learn some more information. Kindly complete this form for me Osa, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with all the details I need to advise you accordingly. MF

      Reply
  145. mandy

    Hi…i have overlived in canada from last few months…i have a girlfriend here and we are in reltionship from a long time. Is it possible that if we get married then i can live here legelly happily with my wife if yes then how much time will it take for getting PR here in canada. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Mandy,

      Thank you for your inquiry. You are able to get married and apply for Spousal Sponsorship from within Canada if you and your wife are eligible to apply. Although you have provided me with some details about your relationship, I would still need some more information to determine your eligibility and the best route for you to take. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  146. Aaron

    hello. I have read all the previous comments prior to writing this so I have learned a bit but still have questions.

    I am a Canadian citizen, a mature student entering my 4th year of university in Ontario and am on OSAP. My gf of 7 years is a German citizen and is currently living in Germany. We plan to get married. She wants to move to Canada To be with me and to eventually do a PHD but being an international student makes it so that her tuition rates are outrageously high. As a permanent resident I believe that her tuition would be lowered to that of a Canadian citizen which would allow her to have a better quality of life. My question is; if we get married can I sponsor her even though I am a student living on government loans. She has her own money so would not have to rely on me for financial support.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Aaron,

      Thank you for your inquiry. In order for you to Sponsor someone, your income would need to meet the threshold as outlined on the CIC website, not to mention, be employed. If you should not meet the requirement, you can have someone co-sign with you for Sponsorship to strengthen your application and meet the financial requirement. MF

      Reply
  147. Alicia

    hi. I’m alicia. I’m Guyanese. I came to Canada on a visitor visa and as suck overstayed my time. I’ve been here for the past three years. I’m now pregnant and having problems with health care because I don’t have Ohip. My boyfriend and I are planning on getting marry pretty soon. Can u please advise as to what’sg best option. Thank u

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Alicia,

      Thank you for your post. Congratulations on the BABY!!! I am sorry to hear about any complications that you are facing as a result of not being able to seek the proper medical care you need. We can definitely assist you with this as we have handled cases of all kinds here, including one’s where the applicant has overstayed and were very successful in having their status’ restored. All I need from you is some additional information to determine what is the best option for you. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will help to learn as much as I can about your present situation, and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  148. gabriela

    My fiance is Canadian citizen and I am from Mexico, we are getting married next August in my country and then He will be back to Canada. Our questions are:
    1.- In order to start the sponsorship paperwork… Do we have to get married also in Canada or can we just legalized the certificate from my country?
    2.- Whats the best thing to do… should I move to Canada first and do the application process while I am there? or it should be better if we apply while I am still in my country?

    Thanks in advanced

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Gabriela,

      Thank you for your post. Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials! I am sure this is a very happy and exciting time for you both! In order for me to give you any kind of advice on how you should proceed with Spousal Sponsorship, I would firstly need to determine your eligibility. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me the details I need Gabriela, and I will contact you once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  149. Matt

    Hello

    I m on work permit here in Canada and my girlfriend is citizen and we are planing to married next month so if she want to submit my Pr file than what is the process or what is the check list and how soon I can get the open work permit or PR bcos I m here on close ended work permit.

    Thanks

    Matt

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Matt,

      Thank you for your question. If you get married and decide to file your Spousal Sponsorship applications from Inland (inside Canada) you can also submit an application for an Open Work Permit to supplement. MF

      Reply
      1. Anonymous

        Hey if don’t mind can tell me what is check list and how many time take and do I need take appointment for court wedding ?

        Reply
        1. Mira Freiwat

          Hello There!

          Thank you for your question. In order for me to determine your qualifications and eligibility to apply, I would need more details from you. Please complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted with the results once it has been reviewed. MF

          Reply
  150. Rejja zafar

    Hi,
    My fiancee is in Canada n we are getting married soon .. but first i wanna know how much time it will take to get spousal sponsorship, Please reply.
    Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Rejja,

      Thank you for your question. Generally it takes 12-15 months for applications for Spousal Sponsorship to be processed. MF

      Reply
  151. Michael

    Hello,
    I am a Canadian Citizen, born and raised. My pregnant fiancee (visitor from Poland) and I are planning to get married in the next couple of days. She also applied from outside of Canada for the IEC visa, so we are waiting for it to come through (hopefully). We will also be applying for PR once we are married. Basically my main issue is for her to get OHIP coverage as soon as possible, since I don’t think we can afford for her to give birth here in Canada. I know as a fact (from the OHIP website), that with a valid work permit; a letter from her employer stating she will be working here for the next 6 months at least; and with residence in Ontario, she can apply for a Health Card after 3 months. Is this true? Im going crazy left and right trying to find a solution: spent plenty of money on lawyers that haven’t been helpful. Now I know that foreign workers with OHIP can bring their family members and get them covered…And me, as a Canadian can’t cover my wife who carries our baby?? Please help 🙁

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Michael,

      Thank you for your post. Congratulations to the both of you on the pregnancy! Babies are a wonderful blessing! I am also sorry for the hardship you are facing in trying to get an answer on this matter as well as having wasted time, money, and effort on finding help and not achieving it. In order for me to advise you correctly, I would need some more details about your Fiance. Email me at [email protected] and we can arrange for a time to speak about this futher. MF

      Reply
  152. emily

    my boyfriend is herein Canada on a two year visa from Ireland and his 1st year is almost up we have been together almost two years now and would like to get married but we wanted to know that he could stay on his working visa if we do and when its up could he extends his working visa if we got married or would he have to apply for a visiting visa until he becomes a citizen an for him to stay i have to support him ? he has a really good job right now and were young adults and we would like to have two incomes coming in so if getting married would make it so that he could not extend his working visa we would hold off getting married until hes a citizen and just move in with each other for time being

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Emily,

      Thank you for your inquiry. You are able to get married and Sponsor him to stay. They would extend his Work Permit if necessary until a decision was made on his Sponsorship application, this process usually takes 12-15 months. MF

      Reply
  153. Jonatan

    Hello, I have couple of questions & I hope you guys can help me out!
    My name is Jonathan, I’m 26 years old and I was born in Canada! When I was 10 years old my parents move back to their country (Uruguay) where we live since! June 22, 2015 I’ll arrive in Toronto to live but I’m living my boyfriend of 5 years in Uruguay! I would like to know what should I do in order for him to come and live with me in Canada! Should I marry him here before I leave Uruguay & then when I get there apply for a spouse resident or just leave without getting marry & apply there for a visa and get marry in Canada!! I’m very confuse, I really don’t know what to do, I’ll like to do the faster & easiest way ! Please Help, Thank You!!

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Jonathan,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Firstly, congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! This is a very exciting time for both of you, and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness, health,and success! Essentially Jonathan, you can get married in any country you choose, and once you have you will be able to apply for Spousal Sponsorship.

      We would need to apply for a Visitor Visa for him, and once you both are married and arrive in Canada we will submit the application’s and attach an Open Work Permit so that while his papers are in process, he will be gainfully employed til a decision is made. I would like to have a consultation with you to discuss this further. Please email me at [email protected] and we will schedule one! MF

      Reply
  154. sandeep

    hi i am on student visa in canada and i am planning to get married in within few months can i get PR if my spouse sponsor me or do i have to get through study visa process

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Sandeep,

      Thank you for your post. Your spouse can surely sponsor you without having to complete your program if that is your intention (and if I understood your question correctly), but you will need to inform CIC once your applications for sponsorship are submitted and in process that you are on a Student Permit at the time of application. MF

      Reply
  155. shannon

    My fiance and I plan to get married in the fall, I live in Canada and he lives in Florida. What is the best option for us? Should we get married here or there? Should I sponsor him to come here before or after we marry?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Shannon,

      Thank you for your post. Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials! It is ultimately your decision where you wish to get married as it would not interfere with the Spousal Sponsorship application process. If it is your intention to have him reside in Canada, you can file your applications from within Canada after you are married and he would be eligible for an Open Work Permit. Feel free to contact us to book a consultation so that we can help you to pursue this process! MF

      Reply
  156. essa bak

    i am leaving in Italy waiting for my Italian document and passport, which i hope to have in a few months time,and me and my Canadian girlfriend are planning to get married if i get my Italian document and passport…my questions are,where should i start my process, and can i go to Canada and married with my girlfriend, if i get my Italian document and passport,and what types of papers should my girlfriend provide for me so that i can apply a Canadian visa and go to Canada and married with my girlfriend, and what types of papers do i need to start this process.

    Reply
  157. Xiomara

    I am a US resident green card holder. My partner is a Canadian citizen. We want to get married and want to know if she can sponsor me and can I stayin Canada while we go through the process? Thank you hope to hear your reply soon

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello XioMara,

      Thank you for your post. You do have the option to apply from within Canada after your spouse sponsor’s you. You would also then be eligible to apply for an Open Work Permit with your applications when they are filed inland. The only things to keep in mind, although it is not illegal to remain in the country while a decision is made on your applications, it is frowned upon. As long as while you are here, he ensure that you do not stay past 6 months UNLESS your Open Work Permit is approved (because then you will have authorization to be in the country). As well, you cannot exit Canada while your papers for the Open Work Permit are in process, as it will be assumed that you are abandoning that application. Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials!

      Reply
  158. Emma

    Hi!
    I’m a european citizen and my fiancè is canadian. If we get married in a country of the european community am I gonna be able to enter Canada with my husband? And am I gonna be able to stay there with him while I wait that my sponsorship application gets ready?
    last time I entered Canada, the officer just gave me a month instead of six because they understood I was coming for something. For how long after that is it better that I don’t re-enter Canada?
    Thank you so much for your help

    Reply
  159. Kathryn

    I am a canadian citizen and my fiancee is an american citizen. We are planning on getting married within the next 4 months in Las Vegas. What documents or paperwork do we need after we say I do? Or do we need paperwork to be processed prior to us saying I do. Also he will be moving to Canada to live with me. May I have some advice or point me into the right direction what our next step is.. Oh yes he will have work when he comes to canada

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Kathryn,

      As a Canadian citizen, you won’t need any documents apart from your passport to enter and marry in the US. Ensure you obtain an original marriage certificate, and then you can sponsor him to live in Canada with you. We would be happy to help your future husband 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
  160. Samantha

    Hi

    I am an American citizen and wish to get married to my Canadian fiancé. I want to know what is the better route, getting married in Canada or America. My fiancé is a professional athlete so we are only in North America for 3 months out of the year. Is it necessary to apply for residency in either places? Can you point us in the right direction.

    Reply
  161. Sreeya

    Dear Sir,

    I am a resident of India and I wish to get married to a guy from Canada. Could you please guide me how do we start the process? What all documentation is required and how long does the whole exercise last, till get a permission to marry the guy and live in Canada on a permanent basis.

    Regards,
    Sreeya

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Sreeya,

      Thanks for the question. You could definitely obtain Canadian Permanent Residency if you marry a Canadian citizen. Once your partner with us we will provide you with a complete list of documentation that you will need in order to go through the entire process. Please let us know if you have any further questions, and please see http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/canada-permanent-residence/family-class-immigration/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  162. Ethan

    Hello

    My name is Ethan and I am an American Citizen, I want to move to Canada to live with my Girlfriend and to work. We plan on getting Married in a few months, what is my best option to do at this point in time?

    Reply
  163. allen

    Hi,

    I am Canadian Citizen, my girl friend is a Visa student and has stay in Canada more than 4 years. We have a plan to get married in next month, I want to know how long it will takes to let my girlfriend become a citizen after we get married? what should we do? and which government department I should asked for help?

    Regard,

    Allen

    Reply
  164. Lora

    hi,
    I have a open work permit that expires in december. Can you please tell me if i marry my boyfriend when will i be able to work again? How long it takes after marrying to get a work permit?

    Reply
  165. Deborah

    We have lived in Canada for several years we are permanent residents. My father visits often and has started a relationship with a Canadian Citizen. They wish to marry, she does not want to move to a new country – my dad is happy to move to Canada as it will be a ‘real’ marriage how would he come a resident to be able to live here permanently.

    Should we sponsor him as a parent first or should he get married then they apply?

    Deborah

    Reply
  166. janice

    Hi!

    I am a temporary foreign worker here in BC Canada and waiting for the approval of my PNP application. I am pregnant with my Canadian boyfriend. Would it help if we get married while waiting for my papers? My boyfriend wants to get married, scared that I might sent home. My work permit and visa will expire On April and I am due as well on April. Please advice me. I am confuse.

    Thank you! Hope to hear from you soon.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Janice,

      Getting married could help you in terms of spousal sponsorship which would be a very good options if you want to remain in Canada permanently. Please get in contact with one of our experienced immigration lawyers who will be able to guide you through this complex process so that you can live and work in Canada permanently.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  167. Lorraine K

    Hi
    I am a Canadian citizen but have lived in the UK for 24 years. I am divorced with 2 children aged 16 and 13. I have a new partner of 6 years but we are not married. My question is how do we go about moving back to Canada, hypothetically? My partner is degree level educated in IT.

    My other concern is that I have lost my Canadian citizenship card but still have the attached letter. How difficult would it be to move back? Would my partner have to apply for immigration?

    I hope to hear from you shortly.
    Lorraine K

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hello Lorraine,
      Your partner would have to apply for immigration to Canada. If you wish, please fill out our Online Assessment Form and we can give you a better idea of what immigration stream would be the best option for him.
      As for your lost citizenship card, you will need to contact the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate closest to you and apply for a new citizenship certificate (Canada no longer provide the small, wallet sized cards)

      I hope that this information is helpful,
      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  168. lynda

    Dear Sir,

    I live in the UK but am getting married in florida to my Canadian resident boyfriend whom I have known since I was born. Could you tell me regarding the sponsorship form – since I will have to come back to the UK after the Wedding and he lives in Canada does he apply on the Inland or Outland Sponsorship form. it is very confusing on the website and we would like to know approx. if we hired a lawyer to help with this application – approx. how much would we be charged in total. I will obviously go back as a tourist and visit him but would like to know in general how long a process this can be and what documents and requirements I would have to supply.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Lynda

      Thank you for the post. Yes Canadian sponsorships can be confusing. It is best to hire a lawyer I agree. The fees would vary depending on this case. You can email us at [email protected] for help. You may be able to apply for an inland application but it depends on the case

      Regards
      Michael

      Reply

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