Hello, I just finished all the grueling hours of research and finally sent out my application to sponsor my wife, who is Japanese, living in Japan. I'm a Canadian citizen recently just came back from Japan after 3 years. We got married in Japan. Our plan is for her to join me in Canada this October, however, I realize that the processing times will be way longer than this and she probably won't receive the Permanent Residency card before she comes. My question is, can she still come to Canada this October while waiting for her permanent residency status? I believe she will have to come here on a 6 month visitor visa and can renew again it while she waits, right? I guess she will have to buy a return ticket to show the Canadian immigration officers that she's not planning to stay, correct? Also, I'm just afraid that the officers may be suspicious because her last name on her passport is my last name, since we're married (so, it's not Japanese sounding). So they may ask her where her husband is now....etc. I'm concerned that she might get caught somehow... Also, the Canadian immigration office responsible for processing Japanese applicants is in Manila, Philippines. Therefore, it will be processed there. Will she have to write a letter to the Canadian consulate in Manila and request them to send her the Permanent Residency card to our address here in Canada? Is that allowed? Also, if this is possible, I believe she must exit Canada and re-enter (from USA) to get the Permanent Residency stamped and official. Is this correct? I just want to know if she will be able to come this October with no problems... Many thanks in advance!