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If two Americans marry in Canada....

Old Jul 5th 2003, 2:48 pm
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Timothy And/Or David In Easton Pa
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If two Americans marry in Ontario, and the marriage doesn't work out,
must they emigrate or become PRs in order to divorce?

Or can one, or both, live in Ontario for a year to qualify for residency
requirement to divorce there without emigrating or applying for any
permit?

Thank you.

David
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Old Jul 6th 2003, 1:26 am
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Stephen C. Gallagher
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    > If two Americans marry in Ontario, and the marriage doesn't work out,
    > must they emigrate or become PRs in order to divorce?

There is no requirement that if a marriage was performed in
Ontario, that a divorce ending that marriage must also take place
in Ontario.

One item that was recently in the news is that while the
court of Ontario said that marriage between same sex
couples was legal, there is currently no legislation in
effect for ending that type of marriage.

Stephen Gallagher
 
Old Jul 6th 2003, 1:37 am
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The Wizzard
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Default Re: If two Americans marry in Canada....

I don't think marriage laws have anything to do with immigration status.
I'm also not sure you have to file for divorce in the jurisdiction you
got married. I'm fairly sure as long as where ever you live recognises
the marriage as legal they will also issue you a legal divorce, you may
however need that divorce checked in some places. Like for example
anyone moving to Ontario to get married who has a foreign divorce has to
have it checked out by a lawyer in Ontario to make sure it's legal.

Your best bet is to speak to a divorce lawyer wherever you live.

Timothy and/or David in Easton PA wrote:
    > If two Americans marry in Ontario, and the marriage doesn't work out,
    > must they emigrate or become PRs in order to divorce?
    >
    > Or can one, or both, live in Ontario for a year to qualify for residency
    > requirement to divorce there without emigrating or applying for any
    > permit?
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > David
    > [email protected]
    >
 
Old Jul 6th 2003, 5:03 am
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Anrkist
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Default Re: If two Americans marry in Canada....

"Timothy and/or David in Easton PA" wrote in
message news:[email protected]...
    > If two Americans marry in Ontario, and the marriage doesn't work out,
    > must they emigrate or become PRs in order to divorce?
    > Or can one, or both, live in Ontario for a year to qualify for residency
    > requirement to divorce there without emigrating or applying for any
    > permit?


Two non-residents who marry in Canada are not entitled to any immigration
status in Canada. You could not live here for a year without applying for
any permit.
 

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