girlfriend/spouse question

Old Jul 5th 2003, 5:54 pm
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Happy1
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my girlfriend is coming in a couple of months for a visit and i have 2
questions:
1) when she comes to visit, is there a special process she has to go
through to be able to stay for more than a few weeks?
2) if we decide to get married while she is visiting, is it possible
for her to stay and apply for immigration from Canada, or will she
have to go to her country of origin to do the paperwork and await
approval?

thanks so much for your time in reading this!
happy1
 
Old Jul 5th 2003, 6:51 pm
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Andrew Miller
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1) She will be admitted for up to 6 months, although depending from her
nationality and other factors her admission may be granted for much shorter
period.

2) If she won't disclose at the port of entry that she is coming to visit
fiancée and that she may be getting married and then apply from within
Canada then she may later not be eligible for inland process.

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"happy1" wrote in message
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    > my girlfriend is coming in a couple of months for a visit and i have 2
    > questions:
    > 1) when she comes to visit, is there a special process she has to go
    > through to be able to stay for more than a few weeks?
    > 2) if we decide to get married while she is visiting, is it possible
    > for her to stay and apply for immigration from Canada, or will she
    > have to go to her country of origin to do the paperwork and await
    > approval?
    > thanks so much for your time in reading this!
    > happy1
 
Old Jul 6th 2003, 2:09 pm
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Happy1
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thanks so much for the info!
and looking this gift horse straight in the mouth, i have a follow-up:

is there any chance that she would be refused at her point of entry if
she were to give this information that would naturally extend the
normal staying period?

thanks again and again!
happy1


"Andrew Miller" wrote in message news:...
    > 1) She will be admitted for up to 6 months, although depending from her
    > nationality and other factors her admission may be granted for much shorter
    > period.
    >
    > 2) If she won't disclose at the port of entry that she is coming to visit
    > fiancée and that she may be getting married and then apply from within
    > Canada then she may later not be eligible for inland process.
 
Old Jul 6th 2003, 3:33 pm
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Andrew Miller
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What is her nationality?

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"happy1" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > thanks so much for the info!
    > and looking this gift horse straight in the mouth, i have a follow-up:
    > is there any chance that she would be refused at her point of entry if
    > she were to give this information that would naturally extend the
    > normal staying period?
    > thanks again and again!
    > happy1
    > "Andrew Miller" wrote in message
news:...
    > > 1) She will be admitted for up to 6 months, although depending from her
    > > nationality and other factors her admission may be granted for much
shorter
    > > period.
    > >
    > > 2) If she won't disclose at the port of entry that she is coming to
visit
    > > fiancée and that she may be getting married and then apply from within
    > > Canada then she may later not be eligible for inland process.
 
Old Jul 6th 2003, 4:01 pm
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happy1 ([email protected]) said:

    > my girlfriend is coming in a couple of months for a visit and i have 2
    > questions:
    > 1) when she comes to visit, is there a special process she has to go
    > through to be able to stay for more than a few weeks?

Her visitor visa will be for up to six months.

    > 2) if we decide to get married while she is visiting, is it possible
    > for her to stay and apply for immigration from Canada, or will she
    > have to go to her country of origin to do the paperwork and await
    > approval?

If your plan is to get married while she is visiting and this is not
told to the immigration officer, internal applications could be refused -
and you could lose some dollars. If you plan on getting married, start the
immigration process NOW to speed things up.

Good luck.

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Old Jul 7th 2003, 6:49 am
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Hi Andrew,

I am happy's fiancee, I am from Germany.. and I plan to come over to
Canada with my son (4 years). if everything works out fine we are
thinking about getting married while my stay in canada. from what I
know I can stay in canada for 6 months. if we get married do I have to
leave canada to get all the paperwork done I have to have to apply for
PR ?

many thanks for your help !


Andrew Miller" wrote in message
news:...
    > What is her nationality?
    >
    > --
    >
    > ../..
    >
    > Andrew Miller
    > Immigration Consultant
    > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > email: [email protected]
    > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > ________________________________
    >
    >
    > "happy1" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > thanks so much for the info!
    > > and looking this gift horse straight in the mouth, i have a follow-up:
    > >
    > > is there any chance that she would be refused at her point of entry if
    > > she were to give this information that would naturally extend the
    > > normal staying period?
    > >
    > > thanks again and again!
    > > happy1
    > >
    > >
    > > "Andrew Miller" wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > > 1) She will be admitted for up to 6 months, although depending from her
    > > > nationality and other factors her admission may be granted for much
    > shorter
    > > > period.
    > > >
    > > > 2) If she won't disclose at the port of entry that she is coming to
    > visit
    > > > fiancée and that she may be getting married and then apply from within
    > > > Canada then she may later not be eligible for inland process.
 
Old Jul 7th 2003, 11:55 am
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Utn
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Regarding Point 2.

Isn't it possible to change your status while in Canada? For example, if a
non-canadian girlfirend comes over and then she is surpirsed by a proposal
does it mean because the boyfriend made this a surprise she may have to go
back to her country to go through the process?

It just seems Ironic... SURPRISE! Will you marry me? Ok, now go back home
and see you in a year or two.

Thx
UTN

"Andrew Miller" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > 1) She will be admitted for up to 6 months, although depending from her
    > nationality and other factors her admission may be granted for much
shorter
    > period.
    > 2) If she won't disclose at the port of entry that she is coming to visit
    > fiancée and that she may be getting married and then apply from within
    > Canada then she may later not be eligible for inland process.
    > --
    > ../..
    > Andrew Miller
    > Immigration Consultant
    > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > email: [email protected]
    > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > ________________________________
    > "happy1" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > my girlfriend is coming in a couple of months for a visit and i have 2
    > > questions:
    > > 1) when she comes to visit, is there a special process she has to go
    > > through to be able to stay for more than a few weeks?
    > > 2) if we decide to get married while she is visiting, is it possible
    > > for her to stay and apply for immigration from Canada, or will she
    > > have to go to her country of origin to do the paperwork and await
    > > approval?
    > >
    > > thanks so much for your time in reading this!
    > > happy1
 
Old Jul 9th 2003, 11:35 am
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Happy1
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Mr. Miller,
Thanks for your help thus far. It seems that this thread got lost in
the shuffle. My fiancee posted that her nationality was German, and
we have yet to receive a reply. To repeat the question:

is there any chance that she would be refused at her point of entry if
she were to give this information that would naturally extend the
normal staying period?

thanks again!

"Andrew Miller" wrote in message news:...
    > What is her nationality?
    >
    > --
    >
    > ../..
    >
    > Andrew Miller
    > Immigration Consultant
    > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > email: [email protected]
    > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > ________________________________
    >
    >
    > "happy1" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > thanks so much for the info!
    > > and looking this gift horse straight in the mouth, i have a follow-up:
    > >
    > > is there any chance that she would be refused at her point of entry if
    > > she were to give this information that would naturally extend the
    > > normal staying period?
    > >
    > > thanks again and again!
    > > happy1
    > >
    > >
    > > "Andrew Miller" wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > > 1) She will be admitted for up to 6 months, although depending from her
    > > > nationality and other factors her admission may be granted for much
    > shorter
    > > > period.
    > > >
    > > > 2) If she won't disclose at the port of entry that she is coming to
    > visit
    > > > fiancée and that she may be getting married and then apply from within
    > > > Canada then she may later not be eligible for inland process.
 
Old Jul 9th 2003, 12:59 pm
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Andrew Miller
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First - there is no such thing as "information that would naturally extend
the normal staying period".

Second - if she is German then she will most likely get 6 months admission.
But when she discloses that she is coming to get married and will be
sponsored from within Canada then she may be "naturally" (just to use your
expression) admitted for shorter period of time, thus forced to apply for
extension of stay sooner. It is rather unlikely that German national will be
refused admission under the circumstances and after the full disclosure of
intentions.

--

../..

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


"happy1" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Mr. Miller,
    > Thanks for your help thus far. It seems that this thread got lost in
    > the shuffle. My fiancee posted that her nationality was German, and
    > we have yet to receive a reply. To repeat the question:
    > is there any chance that she would be refused at her point of entry if
    > she were to give this information that would naturally extend the
    > normal staying period?
    > thanks again!
    > "Andrew Miller" wrote in message
news:...
    > > What is her nationality?
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > ../..
    > >
    > > Andrew Miller
    > > Immigration Consultant
    > > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > > email: [email protected]
    > > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > > ________________________________
    > >
    > >
    > > "happy1" wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > thanks so much for the info!
    > > > and looking this gift horse straight in the mouth, i have a follow-up:
    > > >
    > > > is there any chance that she would be refused at her point of entry if
    > > > she were to give this information that would naturally extend the
    > > > normal staying period?
    > > >
    > > > thanks again and again!
    > > > happy1
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Andrew Miller" wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > > 1) She will be admitted for up to 6 months, although depending from
her
    > > > > nationality and other factors her admission may be granted for much
    > > shorter
    > > > > period.
    > > > >
    > > > > 2) If she won't disclose at the port of entry that she is coming to
    > > visit
    > > > > fiancée and that she may be getting married and then apply from
within
    > > > > Canada then she may later not be eligible for inland process.
 

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