Hello, Could anyone please answer to my questions?
I am a bit confused about sending the sponsorship application (with pr application) of my spouse.
I am a Canadian PR holder and getting married a non-canadian outside canada. I will be staying in my home country for 4 weeks and coming back after that.
My questions are:
1. Can I submit the completed application in between the time period after marriage and before i arrive to canada, ? Which visa office should I send the completed application in this case and considering my spouse stay in my home country?
2. Which visa office should I send the completed application if I want to submit after I arrive to canada and considering my spouse stay in my home country?
3. Can I apply for visitor visa for my spouse after marriage? I heard there are more chances to reject the application. is that true? Will it have any adverse impact on the original PR application?
4. Can I submit visitor visa application for my spouse the immediate next day of the marriage and within 3-4days after marriage for sponsorship PR application?
5. Do I need to request the visa office for change of address If my spouse gets the visitor visa and comes with me considering that I already applied for PR application while my stay in my home country?
Thanks in advance.
1. If you're not a citizen you have to live in Canada to sponsor, so you should probably include a note saying that you're just out of town for a visit.
2. You send everything to Mississauga, ON, and they will forward the outland PR application to the office you've been assigned or requested.
3. Applying for a visiting visa will not affect the PR application. If the officer handling the visiting visa application is not satisfied that the applicant will return to his/her home country when the visa has expired, the application may be denied. The likelihood that the applicant will return upon expiry can be deemed smaller if he/she has a spouse in Canada, so you being married may make it harder to get a visa. Still, applying doesn't hurt!
4. Yes you can. Include a copy of the receipt of the payment of the application fees as proof that the applicant has filed a PR application.
5. Your spouse will only be visiting, so providing that the old address still exists I think you should use that one.