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Place of Marriage makes a difference of In Canada Sponsorship application??

Place of Marriage makes a difference of In Canada Sponsorship application??

Old Jan 20th 2004, 6:22 am
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Wai
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Dear experts,

I have been reading a lot from this group but I think I will ask this
question thou it might have been asked before.

I was told by a relative who went through the application process that
visitors or students who marry to Canadians here in Canada cannot
apply for PR using the In Canada application process, meaning they
will have to return to their country of origin and apply from there.
Is this information correct?

Does it matter to the In Canada application if we get married in
Canada or at the country of origin of the applicant?

Thank you in advance.

Wai
 
Old Jan 20th 2004, 7:11 am
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Not true. My son married here and sponsored his wife through the Inland
route. It is necessary to maintain legal immigration status prior to the
marriage - i.e. no overstays can apply.
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"Wai" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Dear experts,
    > I have been reading a lot from this group but I think I will ask this
    > question thou it might have been asked before.
    > I was told by a relative who went through the application process that
    > visitors or students who marry to Canadians here in Canada cannot
    > apply for PR using the In Canada application process, meaning they
    > will have to return to their country of origin and apply from there.
    > Is this information correct?
    > Does it matter to the In Canada application if we get married in
    > Canada or at the country of origin of the applicant?
    > Thank you in advance.
    > Wai
 
Old Jan 20th 2004, 3:35 pm
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in a recent article, Wai ([email protected]) said:

    > I was told by a relative who went through the application process that
    > visitors or students who marry to Canadians here in Canada cannot
    > apply for PR using the In Canada application process, meaning they
    > will have to return to their country of origin and apply from there.
    > Is this information correct?

Fortunately, the information is not correct. As long as you have legal
status in Canada (visitor visa etc valid) AND you did not lie about your
intention when arriving in Canada (i.e. You didn't say you were just
visiting when you knew you would get married) then in a normal situation,
you could apply for inbound sponsorship.

Of course, some exceptions apply in unique circumstances.
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Old Jan 23rd 2004, 2:54 am
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Wai
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Default Re: Place of Marriage makes a difference of In Canada Sponsorship application??

Thank you for the information. It's been very helpful.

Wai


"http://www.iamnotamerican.com" <newsgroup@iam_not_american.com> wrote in message news:<BC334068.2419D%newsgroup@iam_not_american.co m>...
    > in a recent article, Wai ([email protected]) said:
    >
    > > I was told by a relative who went through the application process that
    > > visitors or students who marry to Canadians here in Canada cannot
    > > apply for PR using the In Canada application process, meaning they
    > > will have to return to their country of origin and apply from there.
    > > Is this information correct?
    >
    > Fortunately, the information is not correct. As long as you have legal
    > status in Canada (visitor visa etc valid) AND you did not lie about your
    > intention when arriving in Canada (i.e. You didn't say you were just
    > visiting when you knew you would get married) then in a normal situation,
    > you could apply for inbound sponsorship.
    >
    > Of course, some exceptions apply in unique circumstances.
 

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