living between UK and Canada

Old Oct 18th 2002, 7:23 am
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My wife is Quebecoise. We have property in the UK and Quebec. We travel between the two regularly and we have joint business interests in Canada. My wife pays Canadian taxation on these. (We have joint bank accounts, credit cards etc in Montreal)

My wife was almost deported by the UK immigration whilst she was waiting for UK her permanant residency visa, as she technically entered on an visitors visa but was acting like a resident.

I am concerned that I might similalry infringe some the Canadian - Quebec law, as I act like a Quebec resident

Two futher points
I am a univeristy professor and have applied for a post in Montreal.

When I was discussing some business issues with the Canadian governent officals. They suggested applying directly for Canadian - Quebec nationality not immigration. This was on the grounds of marriage and also high qualifications - though not one on the sought after list - I am a proffessor of marketing. In fact this is the route my wife is following for the UK side of our lives. However, I can find no reference anything like this on the webb-sites etc.

As they used to sign letters

Confused of Bournemouth.
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Old Oct 18th 2002, 11:38 am
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You cannot apply directly for Canadian citizenship. You must first meet
immigration requirements.

If you are not working or studying in Canada without a permit, you can visit
as often as you like provided your status is valid (usually six months on
entry). If your business interests can be construed as working, then be
careful (eg if you run the family restaurant while here, that may be
considered working).

You may wish to consider applying for permanent residence under the family
class category.

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    > My wife is Quebecoise. We have property in the UK and Quebec. We travel
    > between the two regularly and we have joint business interests in
    > Canada. My wife pays Canadian taxation on these. (We have joint bank
    > accounts, credit cards etc in Montreal)
    > My wife was almost deported by the UK immigration whilst she was waiting
    > for UK her permanant residency visa, as she technically entered on an
    > visitors visa but was acting like a resident.
    > I am concerned that I might similalry infringe some the Canadian -
    > Quebec law, as I act like a Quebec resident
    > Two futher points
    > I am a univeristy professor and have applied for a post in Montreal.
    > When I was discussing some business issues with the Canadian governent
    > officals. They suggested applying directly for Canadian - Quebec
    > nationality not immigration. This was on the grounds of marriage and
    > also high qualifications - though not one on the sought after list - I
    > am a proffessor of marketing. In fact this is the route my wife is
    > following for the UK side of our lives. However, I can find no reference
    > anything like this on the webb-sites etc.
    > As they used to sign letters
    > Confused of Bournemouth.
    > --
 
Old Oct 18th 2002, 12:29 pm
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Marrtying a Canadian will not give you Canadian citizenship. You would have
to immigrate and spend 3 years here to apply for that. Your wife could
sponsor you for immigration and I suggest you check out the CIFC website for
better information on your options.
Jim Humphries, former visa officer
"hughp" wrote in message
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    > My wife is Quebecoise. We have property in the UK and Quebec. We travel
    > between the two regularly and we have joint business interests in
    > Canada. My wife pays Canadian taxation on these. (We have joint bank
    > accounts, credit cards etc in Montreal)
    > My wife was almost deported by the UK immigration whilst she was waiting
    > for UK her permanant residency visa, as she technically entered on an
    > visitors visa but was acting like a resident.
    > I am concerned that I might similalry infringe some the Canadian -
    > Quebec law, as I act like a Quebec resident
    > Two futher points
    > I am a univeristy professor and have applied for a post in Montreal.
    > When I was discussing some business issues with the Canadian governent
    > officals. They suggested applying directly for Canadian - Quebec
    > nationality not immigration. This was on the grounds of marriage and
    > also high qualifications - though not one on the sought after list - I
    > am a proffessor of marketing. In fact this is the route my wife is
    > following for the UK side of our lives. However, I can find no reference
    > anything like this on the webb-sites etc.
    > As they used to sign letters
    > Confused of Bournemouth.
    > --
 
Old Oct 18th 2002, 5:30 pm
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Default Re: living between UK and Canada

Thanks for the replies Guys. It appears that in my case I am probably OK to continue to commute between the two countires. This is a relief.

I am responding in open forum as perhaps others may be of interest. The UK proceedures and practices appear to be possibly diferent. Just in case you are a UK citizen, married or engaged to a non european national and retain substansive links with the UK, check their staus before they enter the UK with the High Commision. Probably there is no problem but it is better to be safe than sorry.

I am not an expert on UK immigration by any means, just trying to be helpful.
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