I am Canadian PR - last month i went to india, got engaged and did a court marriage.
Now i am planning to apply for my wife's immigration and once immigration process is done , then have a traditional wedding
now i have some photos from engagement function which i can show as marriage, some photos where we were out together which we can show as honeymoon photos etc , also i have a wedding card printed
so can i apply for immigration - i am going crazy with all this - pls help me
Brin is 100% right and let me add a few words ..cos we are dealing with ND...
Having Indian roots, if you can think about this scenario you can try it... but imagine what the IO's in ND are trained to look for? situations like this....
They are declining a lot of applications these days due to scenarios like this..so you decide if you want to take the risk..and you for a fact should know that marriages do not happen this way in India
I understand your motive but its hard to get an approval for immigaration and them believing that you will do a traditional wedding after the visa is issued....what's the hold up? is their first and foremost question and you can not answer it saying " i am waiting for the PR papers ".........doing that will just make your case being desperate to get the PR, which is a huge red flag.
If you apply now you will get a reply back from CHC ND asking you proof for traditional wedding, pics, etc etc..
you will most probly need to do one..so do it on your own..and then apply...
Try posting this same question in a thread for applicants in ND India forum and you will get a 95% " don do it " answer..
All the best...my advice, go back get a proper wedding done and apply peacefully so you don put urself and your wife under stress.