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Family Class PR application. Indonesia -) Canada, Complications

Old Nov 21st 2001, 7:21 pm
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John Doe
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Hello everyone,

I would like some advice for Family Class sponsorship of my wife...

I am a Canadian citizen (British Columbia) and my wife has Indonesian citizenship
(ethnic Chinese). We married while living in Japan this year (2001). I was staying in
Japan under the Working Holiday Visa program. My wife was studying in Japan with a
student visa. This month, I returned to Canada and my wife returned to Indonesia. We
want to live together in Canada, so I would like to sponsor my wife to join me as a
Permanent Resident.

-=> Am I required to translate our marriage documents from Japanese to English?
Should it be done by the Japanese Embassy or does it require an official translation
made elsewhere?

I have been telecommuting to my employer in Canada as a Software Engineer throughout
my travels and have recorded $60,000 cdn of income on my 1999 and 2000 T4's.. Since
returning to Canada, I have changed my work to a contract basis, primarily for the
same company. Next month, I will have another lower paying (~$30,000 cdn) full-time
job to supplement my contract earnings.

-=> Will I have problems reporting all of this income in my sponsorship application?

We have also just discovered that my wife is likely pregnant already.

-=> What effects does this have on the sponsorship? Will we have to wait until after
our baby is born to submit the application?

If we have to wait for our baby to be born, I would like to stay with my wife in
Indonesia during the pregnancy, or until the sponsorship is complete if I can.

-=> If I live in Indonesia with my wife, and work there, can I report the income from
an Indonesian company to show that I can support my wife and child in Canada? Is
telecommuting or contracting to a Canadian company an option?

Has anyone else been in a situation like this before? How long did the process take?

Any information at all would be appreciated so much! Thanks in advance!!
 
Old Nov 21st 2001, 11:39 pm
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James Metcalfe
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That should present no problem

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Tranlation shold be done by a certified translator in Japan or Cnaada

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Since yu will be sponsoring your spouse there is no low income cut off for you to
sponosr her

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The baby will be a Canadain citizen by law and does not come under the immirgation
act. When details and a borth cert are available you should contact the nearest Cdn
Embassy to apply for proof of Citozenship and a Cdn passport. Matters wil be delayed
because you wife wil have to have a medical and she cannot normally have an xray

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You can do this

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You should not have to do this

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Check out sponosrship info at www.cic.gc.ca

If you are in Canada now you should proceed immediately as it wil take about 60 days
to receive approval of your application. If you are outside Canada the process may
take a little more time.

Jim Metcalfe, Consultant and foemr visa officer
 
Old Nov 22nd 2001, 5:13 am
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Hi:

Your marriage certificate must be translated into English before a notary public.

There is no financial criteria for the sponsorship of spouses, however you must
report your income, and provide the necessary informaiton.

You do not have to wait to submit your application. Once your baby is born you can
report this to CIC, and have your baby included in your wife's application.

As you are a Canadian citizen, you do not need to be physically in Canada to sponsor
your wife. Therefore, you can be with your wife during the processing of the spousal
sponsorship application.

You can reasonably expect the process to take approximately one year.

Yours truly, Ingrid Y. Chen, B.A., LL.B.
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1-204-943-3303 Fax: 1-204-943-2625 Email: [email protected] Visit our website
at: www.webimmigration.com

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Old Nov 22nd 2001, 7:56 pm
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Jim Humphries
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You should get on with sponsoring your wife as soon as possible. Many of your
questions would be answered on the CICs website but I see no problems. Your earnings
are not critical to the sponsohip of a spouse. And you can stay with your wife in
Indonesia while the application is in process. Your child will be a Canadian citizen.
Jim Humphries

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