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IMM 1344 & 5540 questions. Help required.

IMM 1344 & 5540 questions. Help required.

Old Apr 22nd 2008, 11:55 pm
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I have hunted and hunted both on the CIC website/guides and this fantastic forum but am unable to find answers regarding some questions on the forms.

Our situation outlined.
I am Canadian by birth. I have been living in the UK for the past 9.5 years. I have been married to my Scottish wife (whom I met whilst living here in the UK) for 6 months but have been living together for 8.5 years, owned houses together, been on holidays, etc. (so, I don't believe there are any issues regarding our relationship as being genuine etc.). As mentioned, we a still living in the UK. We intend to move as soon as possible. We both have been self employed for a few years now.

Taking the above into account, here are my questions:

App. to Sponsor & Undertaking IMM 1344

1. Section A Q.10 "Are you a Canadian citizen? No_ Yes_ Became citizen on________."
I am Canadian by birth but surely the form is not asking me to put my DOB here? Do I tick yes and leave the date section blank?

2. Section C Q.6 "If you are sponsoring a member of the spouse...in Canada class do not complete b) and c)..."
I don't understand what is meant by 'Canada class'. Am I reading the question incorrectly?

3. Section E Q.4 "Do I reside in Canada?" As I am currently not, I believe I would answer no. But that seems to be saying that I intend to sponsor my wife from outside Canada, which is not the intention. I understand section F seems to clear this inconsistency up, but thought Perm. Res. came after the 3 year sponsor period was complete. Sorry if I have gotten that wrong.

Sponsor Questionnaire IMM 5540

4. Q.6-7 "Are you currently employed?" "Starting with your current employer..." As stated, I am self employed so am confused as to how to answer these two questions.

Lastly, I see our circumstance as fairly straight forward in essence. I'm Canadian, are relationship has existed for 8+ years, my wife's medical has been completed with no problems, she has had a police check, we have no dependants and (from what I have learned) spousal sponsors do not have to meet income requirements. Therefore, would be be a bad idea for us to head out before the visa process is complete? If that is fine, is heading out half way through the process a problem?

My dad is out in Canada and has cancer, so we really want to get out there as soon as possible.

Thank you very much for any help. I appreciate my post is long. I just wanted to ensure I was as clear as possible.

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