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Confused and worried - fiancee in Germany - HELP!!

Confused and worried - fiancee in Germany - HELP!!

Old Mar 29th 2004, 10:23 am
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Hello,

I'm new to this forum, as to this whole "immigration" situation.

Here's my story:

Ok, I am a Canadian citizen (born in raised in Ontario). My fiancee is a Croatian citizen, born and raised in Germany, and has PR in Germany. Our wedding is scheduled for July 30th of this year in Croatia (our parents are from there).

I have planned a Canadian reception here in November, and my biggest worry is that he will not make it for the reception here.

I don't have a clue where to start. I went to an immigration officer today, and told her my situation. She made me believe that it will not be a problem for him to come to Canada on a visitor's visa, but she did inform me that when I go to sponsor him for permanent residency, the backlog or wait is 2 yrs!! When I aksed her what this meant, she informed me that he will not be able to work and/or study while in Canada.

My soon-to-be husband will go crazy if he has to wait 2 years to work again. He is giving up a good job in Germany for me. Can someone who has been in similar situation or a professional help and let me know how to begin this whole process. I can't seem to get a straight answer from anyone.

Also, my fiancee is coming here in May for my bridal shower. Should he apply for multiple entry when he applies for his visa?? Can he extend his visa while he is here even if it is a tourist visa??

Also, we were thinking to maybe get married at city hall here in May, just to speed up the paperwork. This way, we can start it right away, otherwise, we will not be able to start the paperwork until August.

Sorry for the long post. I also need to know what kind of police clearance, fingerprints, and medical exam he needs before entering. Does he do this when he applies for PR? Or can we do this prior to getting married?? It might be easier for him if he can do this as early as possible as we will be extremely busy for the next few months!

Thanks to all, and once again, if anyone has any advice, it is greatly welcome and appreciated.
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Old Mar 30th 2004, 3:38 am
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Please Mr. Miller, if you would be so kind to answer my post!
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Old Mar 30th 2004, 4:15 am
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Long backlog is for inland sponsorship process - thus it is much better to
sponsor spouse from abroad as it will take well under a year in Berlin. All
the rest you'll find on CIC website here:

1. for inland process

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/applications/spouse.html

or

2. for sponsoring from abroad

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/applications/fc.html

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"Dijana77" <member22906@british_expats.com> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Hello,
    > I'm new to this forum, as to this whole "immigration"
    > situation.
    > Here's my story:
    > Ok, I am a Canadian citizen (born in
    > raised in Ontario). My fiancee is a Croatian citizen, born and raised in
    > Germany, and has PR in Germany. Our wedding is scheduled for July 30th
    > of this year in Croatia (our parents are from there).
    > I have planned a
    > Canadian reception here in November, and my biggest worry is that he
    > will not make it for the reception here.
    > I don't have a clue where to
    > start. I went to an immigration officer today, and told her my
    > situation. She made me believe that it will not be a problem for him to
    > come to Canada on a visitor's visa, but she did inform me that when I go
    > to sponsor him for permanent residency, the backlog or wait is 2 yrs!!
    > When I aksed her what this meant, she informed me that he will not be
    > able to work and/or study while in Canada.
    > My soon-to-be husband will
    > go crazy if he has to wait 2 years to work again. He is giving up a good
    > job in Germany for me. Can someone who has been in similar situation or
    > a professional help and let me know how to begin this whole process. I
    > can't seem to get a straight answer from anyone.
    > Also, my fiancee is
    > coming here in May for my bridal shower. Should he apply for multiple
    > entry when he applies for his visa?? Can he extend his visa while he is
    > here even if it is a tourist visa??
    > Also, we were thinking to maybe get
    > married at city hall here in May, just to speed up the paperwork. This
    > way, we can start it right away, otherwise, we will not be able to start
    > the paperwork until August.
    > Sorry for the long post. I also need to
    > know what kind of police clearance, fingerprints, and medical exam he
    > needs before entering. Does he do this when he applies for PR? Or can we
    > do this prior to getting married?? It might be easier for him if he can
    > do this as early as possible as we will be extremely busy for the next
    > few months!
    > Thanks to all, and once again, if anyone has any advice, it
    > is greatly welcome and appreciated.
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Mar 30th 2004, 1:33 pm
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For this reason of waiting for may be 1 year or longer for the spouse PR
visa abroad, please, suggest to your soon-to be husband not to resign from
his job yet.

"Andrew Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:YWhac.29011$wg1.22690@edtnps84...
    > Long backlog is for inland sponsorship process - thus it is much better to
    > sponsor spouse from abroad as it will take well under a year in Berlin.
All
    > the rest you'll find on CIC website here:
    > 1. for inland process
    > http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/applications/spouse.html
    > or
    > 2. for sponsoring from abroad
    > http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/applications/fc.html
    > --
    > ../..
    > Andrew Miller
    > Immigration Consultant
    > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > email: [email protected]
    > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > ________________________________
    > "Dijana77" <member22906@british_expats.com> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > I'm new to this forum, as to this whole "immigration"
    > > situation.
    > >
    > > Here's my story:
    > >
    > > Ok, I am a Canadian citizen (born in
    > > raised in Ontario). My fiancee is a Croatian citizen, born and raised in
    > > Germany, and has PR in Germany. Our wedding is scheduled for July 30th
    > > of this year in Croatia (our parents are from there).
    > >
    > > I have planned a
    > > Canadian reception here in November, and my biggest worry is that he
    > > will not make it for the reception here.
    > >
    > > I don't have a clue where to
    > > start. I went to an immigration officer today, and told her my
    > > situation. She made me believe that it will not be a problem for him to
    > > come to Canada on a visitor's visa, but she did inform me that when I go
    > > to sponsor him for permanent residency, the backlog or wait is 2 yrs!!
    > > When I aksed her what this meant, she informed me that he will not be
    > > able to work and/or study while in Canada.
    > >
    > > My soon-to-be husband will
    > > go crazy if he has to wait 2 years to work again. He is giving up a good
    > > job in Germany for me. Can someone who has been in similar situation or
    > > a professional help and let me know how to begin this whole process. I
    > > can't seem to get a straight answer from anyone.
    > >
    > > Also, my fiancee is
    > > coming here in May for my bridal shower. Should he apply for multiple
    > > entry when he applies for his visa?? Can he extend his visa while he is
    > > here even if it is a tourist visa??
    > >
    > > Also, we were thinking to maybe get
    > > married at city hall here in May, just to speed up the paperwork. This
    > > way, we can start it right away, otherwise, we will not be able to start
    > > the paperwork until August.
    > >
    > > Sorry for the long post. I also need to
    > > know what kind of police clearance, fingerprints, and medical exam he
    > > needs before entering. Does he do this when he applies for PR? Or can we
    > > do this prior to getting married?? It might be easier for him if he can
    > > do this as early as possible as we will be extremely busy for the next
    > > few months!
    > >
    > > Thanks to all, and once again, if anyone has any advice, it
    > > is greatly welcome and appreciated.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Apr 2nd 2004, 11:52 pm
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Default Re: Confused and worried - fiancee in Germany - HELP!!

Hello....

I'm sorry for my ignorance, but I seem confused. What is the best route we should take?

Should we get married in Canada in May, and then apply for sponsorship, or are we taking a risk with that, by him not being able to be here for the reception in November?

Or should he get another visitor visa, and come to Canada in September / October and apply for inland sponsorship?

If we send in the paperwork for sponsorship (overseas) in May, will immigration allow him to come for a visit in November?

I cannot seem to get a straight answer, even from a lawyer whom I went to see the other day.

Thanks
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