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Confused how to act.. please advise

Confused how to act.. please advise

Old Mar 31st 2003, 8:05 pm
  #1  
Leo
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Default Confused how to act.. please advise

Hi all..

I applied as a single skilled worker, I made an interview 10th
October 2002, sent my medical test on 22 January and I'm waiting for a
letter to send my passport.. I expect to receive the passport request
letter within few days as it usually goes.. my problem is that I'm
getting married next July and I have to apply for my wife as we plan
to go together .. which means that by the time my passport is at a
Canadian consulate for stamping, my family status gets changed which
means my visa is invalid.. I want to avoid this long process but I'm
afraid of the two possible solutions:

1- if I keep my passport till I get married and send it with my wife's
application they may keep my passport for long months. I might also
pass the dead line required to send my passport

2- if I informed them about my new status and kept my passport for
later instruction, I will never be certain about what will they
understand or how will they act, as you know those ppl never reply to
faxes or mail ..

3- if I send the passport .. get the visa and then inform them about
my marital status it will take me another year or so to add my wife
and fix my visa again.

Any one with experience about immig. process have a suggestion? one
guy advised me to inform them by mail and send them a pre-stamped
envelop so they can reply with instructions..

Your replies are highly appreciated specially form guys like Mr.
Miller..
 
Old Apr 1st 2003, 1:34 am
  #2  
Jim Humphries
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Default Re: Confused how to act.. please advise

The best solution wight be to delay your marriage (unpopular I am sure)
until you have been landed in Canada. Then you could sponsor your spouse.
Or, you could get married now and add her to your application?

--
Jim Humphries, former visa officer
"Leo" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Hi all..
    > I applied as a single skilled worker, I made an interview 10th
    > October 2002, sent my medical test on 22 January and I'm waiting for a
    > letter to send my passport.. I expect to receive the passport request
    > letter within few days as it usually goes.. my problem is that I'm
    > getting married next July and I have to apply for my wife as we plan
    > to go together .. which means that by the time my passport is at a
    > Canadian consulate for stamping, my family status gets changed which
    > means my visa is invalid.. I want to avoid this long process but I'm
    > afraid of the two possible solutions:
    > 1- if I keep my passport till I get married and send it with my wife's
    > application they may keep my passport for long months. I might also
    > pass the dead line required to send my passport
    > 2- if I informed them about my new status and kept my passport for
    > later instruction, I will never be certain about what will they
    > understand or how will they act, as you know those ppl never reply to
    > faxes or mail ..
    > 3- if I send the passport .. get the visa and then inform them about
    > my marital status it will take me another year or so to add my wife
    > and fix my visa again.
    > Any one with experience about immig. process have a suggestion? one
    > guy advised me to inform them by mail and send them a pre-stamped
    > envelop so they can reply with instructions..
    > Your replies are highly appreciated specially form guys like Mr.
    > Miller..
 
Old Apr 1st 2003, 4:04 pm
  #3  
Leo
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Default Re: Confused how to act.. please advise

Thanks Mr. Humphries ... but my case here is what is the proper way to
inform CIC guys about my marriage and get confirmation that they
received my notification.. I'll have a letter requesting my passport
for visa stamping at the same time I'll get married (unfortunately
can't delay it).. what should I do? send passport or send my spouse's
application or send them both.. I'm afraid if I send my spouse's
application only it will take them more than a month to reply.. while
they are waiting for my passport.. I could loose the whole thing...
"Jim Humphries" wrote in message news:...
    > The best solution wight be to delay your marriage (unpopular I am sure)
    > until you have been landed in Canada. Then you could sponsor your spouse.
    > Or, you could get married now and add her to your application?
    >
    > --
    > Jim Humphries, former visa officer
    > "Leo" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Hi all..
    > >
    > > I applied as a single skilled worker, I made an interview 10th
    > > October 2002, sent my medical test on 22 January and I'm waiting for a
    > > letter to send my passport.. I expect to receive the passport request
    > > letter within few days as it usually goes.. my problem is that I'm
    > > getting married next July and I have to apply for my wife as we plan
    > > to go together .. which means that by the time my passport is at a
    > > Canadian consulate for stamping, my family status gets changed which
    > > means my visa is invalid.. I want to avoid this long process but I'm
    > > afraid of the two possible solutions:
    > >
    > > 1- if I keep my passport till I get married and send it with my wife's
    > > application they may keep my passport for long months. I might also
    > > pass the dead line required to send my passport
    > >
    > > 2- if I informed them about my new status and kept my passport for
    > > later instruction, I will never be certain about what will they
    > > understand or how will they act, as you know those ppl never reply to
    > > faxes or mail ..
    > >
    > > 3- if I send the passport .. get the visa and then inform them about
    > > my marital status it will take me another year or so to add my wife
    > > and fix my visa again.
    > >
    > > Any one with experience about immig. process have a suggestion? one
    > > guy advised me to inform them by mail and send them a pre-stamped
    > > envelop so they can reply with instructions..
    > >
    > > Your replies are highly appreciated specially form guys like Mr.
    > > Miller..
 
Old Apr 1st 2003, 5:08 pm
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Andrew Miller
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Default Re: Confused how to act.. please advise

Sending passport now to obtain a PR visa without notifying visa post about
change in your marital status and without adding spouse to your application
may constitute a fraud.

Add your spouse to your application first - unfortunately it will delay your
visa (possibly substantially depending how fast your spouse's
background/security check and medicals are completed), but this is the price
you must pay for love. No other way around if you don't want to take Jim's
advice and delay the wedding until after you land in Canada.

--

../..

Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)

For confidential phone consultation go here:

http://members.yahoo.liveadvice.com/andrewmiller_canada
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"Leo" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Thanks Mr. Humphries ... but my case here is what is the proper way to
    > inform CIC guys about my marriage and get confirmation that they
    > received my notification.. I'll have a letter requesting my passport
    > for visa stamping at the same time I'll get married (unfortunately
    > can't delay it).. what should I do? send passport or send my spouse's
    > application or send them both.. I'm afraid if I send my spouse's
    > application only it will take them more than a month to reply.. while
    > they are waiting for my passport.. I could loose the whole thing...
    > "Jim Humphries" wrote in message
news:...
    > > The best solution wight be to delay your marriage (unpopular I am sure)
    > > until you have been landed in Canada. Then you could sponsor your
spouse.
    > > Or, you could get married now and add her to your application?
    > >
    > > --
    > > Jim Humphries, former visa officer
    > > "Leo" wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > Hi all..
    > > >
    > > > I applied as a single skilled worker, I made an interview 10th
    > > > October 2002, sent my medical test on 22 January and I'm waiting for a
    > > > letter to send my passport.. I expect to receive the passport request
    > > > letter within few days as it usually goes.. my problem is that I'm
    > > > getting married next July and I have to apply for my wife as we plan
    > > > to go together .. which means that by the time my passport is at a
    > > > Canadian consulate for stamping, my family status gets changed which
    > > > means my visa is invalid.. I want to avoid this long process but I'm
    > > > afraid of the two possible solutions:
    > > >
    > > > 1- if I keep my passport till I get married and send it with my wife's
    > > > application they may keep my passport for long months. I might also
    > > > pass the dead line required to send my passport
    > > >
    > > > 2- if I informed them about my new status and kept my passport for
    > > > later instruction, I will never be certain about what will they
    > > > understand or how will they act, as you know those ppl never reply to
    > > > faxes or mail ..
    > > >
    > > > 3- if I send the passport .. get the visa and then inform them about
    > > > my marital status it will take me another year or so to add my wife
    > > > and fix my visa again.
    > > >
    > > > Any one with experience about immig. process have a suggestion? one
    > > > guy advised me to inform them by mail and send them a pre-stamped
    > > > envelop so they can reply with instructions..
    > > >
    > > > Your replies are highly appreciated specially form guys like Mr.
    > > > Miller..
 

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