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I'm in UK partner in CA, what next?

Old Jul 25th 2005, 2:07 am
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Hi everyone,

Sorry if this is in the wrong section of this forum, please move it moderator if needed.

Pleased I have found this forum at last I can get some real information

My story so far:

I’m British and live in UK; my partner of three years is Canadian. She was living with me for six month and recently she has gone back to Canada for work and family reasons. She was over in the UK on an ancestral VISA so she could work or do whatever for up to four years. We are not currently married but when we finally are in the same country this will be our next step.

Now she has gone back I’m finding out about how I can go and join her and of course move and work in Canada. I currently run my own business and will wind that down when it’s near the time.

I’m currently an Apple Mac Computer engineer/specialist, would that be classed as a skilled job?

I do have family in Canada cousins (that’s how I meet my partner)

So can anyone offer me advice? or hope?

Should I go down the route of sponsorship from my family or partner?

If we was married how does that affect things, can I just enter Canada?

How does it affect things if we married in UK or Canada?

Can I be asked to leave the country for any reason?

How long does all this take? (It took about 5 weeks for her to get a VISA to come to the UK)

Has anyone else here got husband or wife in each country?

Any info would be appreciated.

Ray
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Old Jul 25th 2005, 2:45 am
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Default Re: I'm in UK partner in CA, what next?

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Originally Posted by Raymate
Hi everyone,

Sorry if this is in the wrong section of this forum, please move it moderator if needed.

Pleased I have found this forum at last I can get some real information

My story so far:

I’m British and live in UK; my partner of three years is Canadian. She was living with me for six month and recently she has gone back to Canada for work and family reasons. She was over in the UK on an ancestral VISA so she could work or do whatever for up to four years. We are not currently married but when we finally are in the same country this will be our next step.

Now she has gone back I’m finding out about how I can go and join her and of course move and work in Canada. I currently run my own business and will wind that down when it’s near the time.

I’m currently an Apple Mac Computer engineer/specialist, would that be classed as a skilled job?

I do have family in Canada cousins (that’s how I meet my partner)

So can anyone offer me advice? or hope?

Should I go down the route of sponsorship from my family or partner?

If we was married how does that affect things, can I just enter Canada?

How does it affect things if we married in UK or Canada?

Can I be asked to leave the country for any reason?

How long does all this take? (It took about 5 weeks for her to get a VISA to come to the UK)

Has anyone else here got husband or wife in each country?

Any info would be appreciated.

Ray
1. First step read www.cic.gc.ca http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/sponsor/index.html

2. Since you don't meet the definition of Common/law (1 year cohabitation and recognized as a married couple) if you wish to be sponsored (quickest way) you are going to either marry or cohabitat for a year.
3. You can marry in either country, once you are married your spouse would submit a sponsorship and your application together to either Missisaugia for overseas processing or Vegreville for in-Canada processing.
4. If the application is overseas, it would be processed through London, about 4 to 9 months.
5. If you go the in-Canada route, it maybe slightly longer, but you would be unable to work in Canada until you receive the Approval in Principle about 6 months into the process and then it is about 55 days according to current processing times.
6. If you apply as a skilled worker, you are looking at about 19-37 months for processing.
7. Your cousins don't do a thing for your application, not close enough in relationship

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Old Jul 25th 2005, 3:29 am
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Thank you PMM at least I have a starting.

It's seem very dificult and a long process.

Thank you for tghe INFO it's most useful.

If anyone else is in the process or done your view are of interest.

Ray
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