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CbSA and IRCC do not recognise proxy weddings

Old Aug 1st 2020, 11:25 am
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Another illuminating story on CBC in these Covid times.

Probably no surpris e that they do NOT recognise the legality of weddings where both parties are not present.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cou...d-19-1.5667527
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https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration...sicallyPresent

That has been the rules since 2015.

Marriage where one or both parties are not physically present (e.g. proxy, telephone, fax, Internet)

Proxy, telephone, fax, Internet or similar forms of marriage where one or both parties are not physically present are excluded relationships in all temporary and permanent immigration programs [R5, R117(9)(c.1), or R125(1)(c.1)].
background for the rule: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration...e-11-2015.html
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I love to see someone get married by fax.
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I love to see someone get married by fax.
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So while apparently the US Federal Government will recognize these sorts of marriages once the couple physically reunites, seems vast majority of the states don't permit such a marriage, seems Texas, Colorado, Montana, and Kansas are the only ones, and seems based on the wording in the article that Kansas may not have been intentional in allowing it, they just forgot to say it wasn't allowed in their marriage laws, so a bit of a loophole it seems, unsure if the other states are the same, or if they specifically allow it.

US hasn't been enforcing non-essential travel when flying into the US from Canada, so that couple could just have the Canadian fly to the US, and get married in person unless she can't cross for another reason, there have been some Canadian's in BC who have flown to the US to be with their spouse without issues.

I guess at the moment in the eyes of both Canadian and US Federal Gov't they are not married, but hey Kansas will currently recognize the marriage
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I am thinking the 'husband' who thought this was a great idea might be in the crapper!
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