Congratulations to those getting PPR.
Just seen that I've been added to the spreadsheet - how exciting! It's making these final few days of compiling my application slightly better knowing that there's an end-goal in sight.
I just have one question for all you immigration guru's on here to see if you could shed any light on this matter for me...
I've had dual-nationality (British/Canadian) from birth, I was born in the UK and have lived here thus far throughout my life. Over the past 25 years I have been to Canada multiple times to visit my Canadian family, in my younger years as often as 2-3 times per year, and in recent years more like once a year (due to finances).
But now I'm getting the pre-sending-the-application jitters, and worrying that perhaps the fact that I've never lived in Canada makes me ineligible to sponsor my partner? It never occurred to me before, but now it's worrying me. I figured that to get around this, I would have to make my 'intent to return' all the more solid, but as with many people I don't have any 'hard' proof.
So far I have:
- A letter outlining my intent to return
- Proof of a savings account set-up for use in Canada
- A breakdown of how we intend to use these savings (renting a house, initial start-up costs etc.) proving that we are both able to live
happily for 5-6 months without employment (with a note stating that of course we intend to have jobs asap and will stay with family
- A timeline of events as we expect them to happen (from now, to a few months after we land detailing shipping our belongings, ending
our UK phone contracts and tenancy, booking flights, scheduling interviews in Canada etc.)
- Letters of support from family in Canada and the UK, offering us accommodation and financial support
- Evidence of applying/searching for employment
- Evidence of enquiring about properties in Canada
- Shipping quotes
...And that's about it. Do you think this will be sufficient in lieu of any solid evidence?
And does anyone know if having never lived in canada makes me ineligible? I have a Canadian Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card etc, so I'm hoping that I enjoy the same rights and privileges as any other Canadian, in spite of where I have lived.
Any help would be great