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  1. keesio

    Age Difference of 20 Years - Applied April 2020 Outland for Pakistan

    So far so good. I don't really see much red flags so far. The 20 year gap should not be much impact if everything else looks good.
  2. keesio

    Age Difference of 20 Years - Applied April 2020 Outland for Pakistan

    The 20 year age gap is not that big a deal since you are the older one (in many regions, it is common for the husband to be older than the wife). They will look more closely at the wedding. Was it a big wedding with many family members and did you have a traditional ceremony?
  3. keesio

    Spousal sponsorship refusal

    Agreed. The issue isn't the arranged marriage and short window from the arrangement to the wedding. The issue is mainly that after the marriage, there was no visit at all in a year+. This is what needs to be addressed
  4. keesio

    Logic behind closed work permit

    I was working in Canada for almost 9 years under a closed work permit before I became PR. Fortunately I liked my job and employer so I stayed around and they helped me get my PR. But yes, the whole point of a closed work permit is to protect the job market for Canadians (PR and citizens) and the...
  5. keesio

    For canada PR

    You will certainly be given that chance in an interview (if one is needed). Maybe by then, you will have your big ceremony and it will all be a non-issue
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    For canada PR

    IRCC may be curious why you wish to not disclose your marriage to your other relatives. Not a deal breaker of course. But it is just another potential thing to explain to IRCC.
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    For canada PR

    Normally, your facebook profile would not really have much impact. But your court/civil marriage will raise some suspicions to IRCC since the expectation in South Asian cultures are large weddings...
  8. keesio

    HELPING A FRIEND FOR PR STATUS

    yeah i guess context really matters here. Who is the kid? How was he "dancing"? Is it something as harmless as a funny video of his nephew playing around in a public bath house, with the video recorded by the kid's father? Or something more sinister?
  9. keesio

    HELPING A FRIEND FOR PR STATUS

    A dancing naked baby is likely not that big a deal on its own. Likely there are some missing details here.
  10. keesio

    Filing Tax in both U.S. and Canada?

    Good point. When my wife moved over, she left her accounts alone. She doesn't contribute to them anymore. But she never updated her address (he parents address where she lived before she moved). I would imagine you get more hassles if you update your address.
  11. keesio

    **INDIAN background-- CIVIL wedding?**

    I don't think the other commenters (i.e. me) disagree with you here. In fact, I completely agree with your comment above.
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    **INDIAN background-- CIVIL wedding?**

    I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty sure that IRCC (in cases of relationship doubt) will never outright reject an application without at least an interview. The interview itself is trigged because they have issues with the relationship validity and that is the applicant's big chance to explain...
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    **INDIAN background-- CIVIL wedding?**

    Unfortunately, yes. It is going to be a red flag. See my related post below: https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/civil-wedding.677010/#post-8472437 You will need to overcome this red flag with good relationship proof and a good explanation. Based on what you...
  14. keesio

    Will I get kicked out for misrepresentation?

    I doubt it. Investigating abuse of PNP seems to be low on IRCC's priority list.
  15. keesio

    Canadian Pr making daily day trips to US on J1 visa

    It all depends on your priorities. If it is mostly economic, then (depending on the profession) the USA is likely worth the risk. If the other factors like the overall quality of life is factored in, then it becomes more complex.
  16. keesio

    Canada immigration home visit

    Rare, but it can happen: https://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/04/29/marriage_fraud_canadian_immigration_officials_tread_thin_line.html In some cases, where a spouse is already in Canada, the investigation may also include a surprise visit to the couple’s home. That occurred in a case...
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    Civil wedding

    Yes, IRCC certainly will expect south asians to have a big wedding since that is the stereotype and "cultural norm" https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/south-asian-bridal-show-trends-toronto-1.3944957 A western couple could get married in a small civil ceremony and not have an issue. But...
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    misrepresentation appeal

    Appealing a misrepresentation ban is difficult. You need a legit lawyer, not a consultant.
  19. keesio

    worker asked me to mail original PR cards, is this normal?

    This one: https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/forums/citizenship.12/
  20. keesio

    Civil wedding

    A civil wedding only will invite more scrutiny to the application. But if the rest of the relationship proof is strong, then it can be ok (depending on "cultural norms" as starnaenae alluded to).