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Adding Wife as dependent after AoR - PNP Stream

StevieFray

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Hey guys need your advice when adding wife as dependent to file after marriage. I notified CIC and were given several documents to fill out.

When filling out the Generic form IMM 0008, what is she selecting for 1. "Program under which you are applying" and 2. "Category under which you are applying"? I found it a bit confusing from her angle since she isn't actually applying but being added to my file as a dependent.

Thanks guys

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legalfalcon

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Sep 21, 2015
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Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Hey guys need your advice when adding wife as dependent to file after marriage. I notified CIC and were given several documents to fill out.

When filling out the Generic form IMM 0008, what is she selecting for 1. "Program under which you are applying" and 2. "Category under which you are applying"? I found it a bit confusing from her angle since she isn't actually applying but being added to my file as a dependent.

Thanks guys

P.S. @BillHyatt @legalfalcon @crescent_jam @Wandering Mind

If you are applying under EE

1. Economic


2. Skilled worker - FSW
Provincial nominee - PNP
Canadian Experience Class - CEC
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
18,697
9,658
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Thanks @legalfalcon. So just to be clear, I am selecting those options for her on her form that you provided?
Yes, you are adding your dependent spouse on your application, so it will have the same selection which it would have been for you. Economic - FSW / CEC / PNP
 
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StevieFray

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Jan 26, 2015
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Nomination.....
17-07-2017
Passport Req..
15-01-2018
Yes, you are adding your dependent spouse on your application, so it will have the same selection which it would have been for you. Economic - FSW / CEC / PNP
Oh ok cool, man thanks a lot.

I give you 2+ VIP points for awesomeness.:cool:
 
 

aasil123

Member
Nov 7, 2017
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Hey guys need your advice when adding wife as dependent to file after marriage. I notified CIC and were given several documents to fill out.

When filling out the Generic form IMM 0008, what is she selecting for 1. "Program under which you are applying" and 2. "Category under which you are applying"? I found it a bit confusing from her angle since she isn't actually applying but being added to my file as a dependent.

Thanks guys

P.S. @BillHyatt @legalfalcon @crescent_jam @Wandering Mind
Were you asked for pictures of the ceremony or communication proof (i.e. fb chat or emails)?
 

StevieFray

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17-07-2017
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15-01-2018
Were you asked for pictures of the ceremony or communication proof (i.e. fb chat or emails)?

Oh no, I had provided them initially with my application. It was a courthouse marriage with only four friends. Our parents were not there either. We did however included pictures covering dates from the beginning of our relationship up to the current date. We also showed a few utility bills with including the same address. But everything went smoothly more with her than when I was by myself. lol It seemed like my file was on hold but the moment I added my wife, I got weekly updates straight to approval of my file.
 

aasil123

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Nov 7, 2017
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Oh no, I had provided them initially with my application. It was a courthouse marriage with only four friends. Our parents were not there either. We did however included pictures covering dates from the beginning of our relationship up to the current date. We also showed a few utility bills with including the same address. But everything went smoothly more with her than when I was by myself. lol It seemed like my file was on hold but the moment I added my wife, I got weekly updates straight to approval of my file.
So basically you had told them prior to your actual wedding that you would be getting married and adding an applicant?
 

StevieFray

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Jan 26, 2015
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Nomination.....
17-07-2017
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15-01-2018
So basically you had told them prior to your actual wedding that you would be getting married and adding an applicant?
Not prior, but when I was updating my file to add my spouse as a dependent during the processing of my file, I included the information. I never explicitly told them that I was getting married. I simply added those evidence to the file for thoroughness.
 
 

aasil123

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Nov 7, 2017
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Not prior, but when I was updating my file to add my spouse as a dependent during the processing of my file, I included the information. I never explicitly told them that I was getting married. I simply added those evidence to the file for thoroughness.
Hey Thanks a lot for your help.
Would you be kind enough to guide me step by step on how to add a spouse and what exact documents they asked for once you raised a case specific request to add your wife?

I am getting married next month and I have submitted all my documents and cleared my medical. It would really help me arrange for the documents for my wife to be before I raise a case specific inquiry.

Would really appreciate it :)
 

StevieFray

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Jan 26, 2015
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17-07-2017
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15-01-2018
Hey Thanks a lot for your help.
Would you be kind enough to guide me step by step on how to add a spouse and what exact documents they asked for once you raised a case specific request to add your wife?

I am getting married next month and I have submitted all my documents and cleared my medical. It would really help me arrange for the documents for my wife to be before I raise a case specific inquiry.

Would really appreciate it :)
Sure, first you must inform your visa office that you are about to get married and they will send you instructions of the docs to fill out. Some offices vary on which docs to complete so I don't want to recommend any especially if those docs have been updated.
 

aasil123

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Sure, first you must inform your visa office that you are about to get married and they will send you instructions of the docs to fill out. Some offices vary on which docs to complete so I don't want to recommend any especially if those docs have been updated.
So is it advisable to inform CIC regarding adding a spouse prior to the actual wedding? or should I wait till the wedding and then raise a case specific inquiry?
Also I know you do not want to give incorrect information but would you be able to share the list of documents you were asked for? This is just so I have an idea :)

Thanks!!
 

StevieFray

Hero Member
Jan 26, 2015
461
372
Nomination.....
17-07-2017
Passport Req..
15-01-2018
So is it advisable to inform CIC regarding adding a spouse prior to the actual wedding? or should I wait till the wedding and then raise a case specific inquiry?
Also I know you do not want to give incorrect information but would you be able to share the list of documents you were asked for? This is just so I have an idea :)

Thanks!!

Ok no prob, it wouldn't hurt to let them know but here is the message I received:


If your spouse or common-law partner (CLP) is a Canadian citizen or if they have obtained permanent residence status in Canada, you are required to send us a proof of their status (birth certificate, Permanent Resident Card, etc.). If your spouse or CLP is NOT a Canadian citizen or has NOT obtained Permanent Residence status in Canada, you will need to complete each of the following steps in order to have them added to your existing application and examined for compliance with admissibility requirements (medical, criminality and security). Unless otherwise stated, the following is mandatory, whether or not your spouse or CLP decides to accompany you to Canada. 1. Processing fee and Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) for your spouse or CLP If your spouse or CLP intends to accompany you to Canada at this time, a processing fee of $550 and a RPRF of $490 must be paid for their application. The payment of these fees must be made online:  Go to our Online Payment webpage.
Once the payment process is complete, the web site will display your official receipt in PDF format.
2. A recent photograph of your spouse or CLP
The photograph must be taken accordingly to our specifications. 3. Forms  Updated Generic Application Form for Canada IMM 0008 for yourself  Updated Additional Family Information Form IMM 5406 for yourself and your spouse or CLP  A completed and signed by your spouse or CLP Schedule A Background/ Declaration IMM 5669  Supplementary Information Your Travels form IMM5562 E for your spouse or CLP
 If applicable: A completed and signed IMM4509 Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union 4. Documents  Copy of your spouse’s or CLP’s birth certificate  Copy of your spouse’s or CLP’s valid passport  If applicable: Copy of your marriage certificate  If your spouse or CLP was previously married, copy of their divorce certificate 5. Police certificate We require a scanned copy of a police certificate for all countries where your spouse or CLP has lived for more than 6 months since the age of 18 years. Please ensure that they have obtained these certificates after their stay in these countries. 6. Please provide a completed Principal Applicant Relationship Assessment Questionnaire & Spouse Relationship Assessment Questionnaire (attached). 7. Evidence of the relationship between you and your spouse, such as:
- Relationship photos (Wedding photographs depicting all the rituals of a traditional wedding, wedding reception and post wedding photographs, commitment ceremony photos from outings together trips, honeymoon, etc. (10–15 photos max)
- If you are living together, evidence such as copy of bills, bank statements, lease agreement, drivers licenses showing your names and address (10–15 pages max) 8. Medical certificate
Your spouse or CLP and their dependent children, whether or not they will be accompanying you to Canada, will have to undergo a medical examination by an authorized CIC panel physician. We will send you the appropriate forms upon receipt and review of the documents listed above.
If you have already completed the Immigration medical examination, please provide proof of completion.
Please note:
Please note that the requested information/documents must be received within 30 days from the date of this correspondence. Please upload these documents to your MyCIC account.
Please note that we can only accept unzipped PDF, JPG or .doc files that are attached to an email, totaling less than 5 MB.
If we do not receive the information/documents within 30 days, your application will be assessed based on the information we have on file, meaning your application could be refused as incomplete.
Please note that documents in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by English or French translations by certified translators. Please provide original documents when requested. Copies signed by notaries cannot be accepted.
For more information on permanent residence in Canada, please visit our website at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/apply.asp.
Thank you again for the interest you have shown in Canada.
Regards,
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada
www.cic.gc.ca
INCLUSION OF A SPOUSE/COMMON-LAW PARTNER ON AN ECONOMIC CLASS APPLICATION
>> QUESTIONS FOR THE PRINCIPAL APPLICANT <<
Provide a complete and precise response to each question in your own words. Failure to provide the information requested below will delay processing and could result in a refusal of your application.
Make sure you have indicated your name, application number, the questionnaire title and the number or letter of the question you are answering.
Please answer the following questions on a separate page and include the question number with your answer.
DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP
1. Describe the development of your relationship, including the following details:
a. First contact with your spouse/common-law partner (i.e., when and where)
b. Provide timeline of dates, photos, and documentation of events in which you both participated in, such as trips and outings.
c. Have you visited each other during your relationship? (i.e., when and where)
d. How do you communicate when not together? (e.g., phone, email, online chats)
e. Please provide dates of cohabitation, if applicable.
2. Was your relationship known to your close friends and family members? Yes/No
If in common-law relationship skip to question #8
3. Was your marriage arranged? Please provide details on who arranged the marriage and when it was arranged.
4. Was there a formal ceremony to recognize/celebrate the engagement? Please provide details such as when, where, and who attended.
5. Was there a formal ceremony to recognize/celebrate the marriage? Please provide details such as when, where, who attended, and the religion in which the marriage was performed, if applicable.
6. Provide information regarding your religious beliefs.
7. Was there a reception? If so please provide details such as when, where, and who attended.
8. Did you have a honeymoon (a holiday or trip taken by you and your spouse after the marriage)? Provide details such as when and where.
9. If in a common-law relationship, was there a commitment ceremony? Please provide details such as when, where, and who attended.
Applicant Signature: ___________________________________ Date: __________________________
INCLUSION OF A SPOUSE/COMMON-LAW PARTNER ON AN ECONOMIC CLASS APPLICATION
>> QUESTIONS FOR THE SPOUSE/COMMON-LAW PARTNER (CLP) <<
Provide a complete and precise response to each question in your own words. Failure to provide the information requested below will delay processing and could result in a refusal of your application.
Make sure you have indicated your name, application number, the questionnaire title and the number or letter of the question you are answering.
Please answer the following questions on a separate page and include the question number with your answer.
DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP
1. Describe the development of your relationship, including the following details:
a. First contact with your spouse/CLP (i.e., when and where)
b. Provide timeline of dates, photos, and documentation of events in which you both participated in, such as trips and outings.
c. Have you visited each other during your relationship? (i.e., when and where)
d. What language is used when you communicate with your spouse/CLP and how often?
e. Please provide dates of cohabitation, if applicable.
2. Was your relationship known to your close friends and family members? Yes/No
3. Do you receive financial support from your spouse? If so, how much and how often.
4. Do you have any children? If so, please provide their names and dates of birth.
If in common-law relationship skip to question #8
5. Was your marriage arranged? Please provide details on who arranged the marriage and when it was arranged.
6. Was there a formal ceremony to recognize/celebrate the engagement? Please provide details such as when, where, and who attended.
7. Was there a formal ceremony to recognize/celebrate the marriage? Please provide details such as when, where, who attended, and the religion in which the marriage was performed, if applicable.
8. Provide information regarding your religious beliefs.
9. Was there a reception? If so please provide details such as when, where, and who attended.
10. Did you have a honeymoon (a holiday or trip taken by you and your spouse after the marriage)? Provide details such as when and where.
11. If in a common-law relationship, was there a commitment ceremony? Please provide details such as when, where, and who attended.
Spouse/CLP Signature: _________________________________ Date: ________________________
INTERPRETER DECLARATION This section must be fully completed if an interpreter assisted you in the preparation of this questionnaire.
I, , solemnly declare that I have faithfully and accurately interpreted in the language the content of this application and any related questionnaires/forms to the persons concerned.
I have been informed by the person concerned, and I do verily believe, that he/she completely understands the nature and effect of these questionnaires/forms, and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath.
Interpreter signature: Date: ______________
 
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aasil123

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Nov 7, 2017
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Ok no prob, it wouldn't hurt to let them know but here is the message I received:


If your spouse or common-law partner (CLP) is a Canadian citizen or if they have obtained permanent residence status in Canada, you are required to send us a proof of their status (birth certificate, Permanent Resident Card, etc.). If your spouse or CLP is NOT a Canadian citizen or has NOT obtained Permanent Residence status in Canada, you will need to complete each of the following steps in order to have them added to your existing application and examined for compliance with admissibility requirements (medical, criminality and security). Unless otherwise stated, the following is mandatory, whether or not your spouse or CLP decides to accompany you to Canada. 1. Processing fee and Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) for your spouse or CLP If your spouse or CLP intends to accompany you to Canada at this time, a processing fee of $550 and a RPRF of $490 must be paid for their application. The payment of these fees must be made online:  Go to our Online Payment webpage.
Once the payment process is complete, the web site will display your official receipt in PDF format.
2. A recent photograph of your spouse or CLP
The photograph must be taken accordingly to our specifications. 3. Forms  Updated Generic Application Form for Canada IMM 0008 for yourself  Updated Additional Family Information Form IMM 5406 for yourself and your spouse or CLP  A completed and signed by your spouse or CLP Schedule A Background/ Declaration IMM 5669  Supplementary Information Your Travels form IMM5562 E for your spouse or CLP
 If applicable: A completed and signed IMM4509 Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union 4. Documents  Copy of your spouse’s or CLP’s birth certificate  Copy of your spouse’s or CLP’s valid passport  If applicable: Copy of your marriage certificate  If your spouse or CLP was previously married, copy of their divorce certificate 5. Police certificate We require a scanned copy of a police certificate for all countries where your spouse or CLP has lived for more than 6 months since the age of 18 years. Please ensure that they have obtained these certificates after their stay in these countries. 6. Please provide a completed Principal Applicant Relationship Assessment Questionnaire & Spouse Relationship Assessment Questionnaire (attached). 7. Evidence of the relationship between you and your spouse, such as:
- Relationship photos (Wedding photographs depicting all the rituals of a traditional wedding, wedding reception and post wedding photographs, commitment ceremony photos from outings together trips, honeymoon, etc. (10–15 photos max)
- If you are living together, evidence such as copy of bills, bank statements, lease agreement, drivers licenses showing your names and address (10–15 pages max) 8. Medical certificate
Your spouse or CLP and their dependent children, whether or not they will be accompanying you to Canada, will have to undergo a medical examination by an authorized CIC panel physician. We will send you the appropriate forms upon receipt and review of the documents listed above.
If you have already completed the Immigration medical examination, please provide proof of completion.
Please note:
Please note that the requested information/documents must be received within 30 days from the date of this correspondence. Please upload these documents to your MyCIC account.
Please note that we can only accept unzipped PDF, JPG or .doc files that are attached to an email, totaling less than 5 MB.
If we do not receive the information/documents within 30 days, your application will be assessed based on the information we have on file, meaning your application could be refused as incomplete.
Please note that documents in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by English or French translations by certified translators. Please provide original documents when requested. Copies signed by notaries cannot be accepted.
For more information on permanent residence in Canada, please visit our website at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/apply.asp.
Thank you again for the interest you have shown in Canada.
Regards,
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada
www.cic.gc.ca
INCLUSION OF A SPOUSE/COMMON-LAW PARTNER ON AN ECONOMIC CLASS APPLICATION
>> QUESTIONS FOR THE PRINCIPAL APPLICANT <<
Provide a complete and precise response to each question in your own words. Failure to provide the information requested below will delay processing and could result in a refusal of your application.
Make sure you have indicated your name, application number, the questionnaire title and the number or letter of the question you are answering.
Please answer the following questions on a separate page and include the question number with your answer.
DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP
1. Describe the development of your relationship, including the following details:
a. First contact with your spouse/common-law partner (i.e., when and where)
b. Provide timeline of dates, photos, and documentation of events in which you both participated in, such as trips and outings.
c. Have you visited each other during your relationship? (i.e., when and where)
d. How do you communicate when not together? (e.g., phone, email, online chats)
e. Please provide dates of cohabitation, if applicable.
2. Was your relationship known to your close friends and family members? Yes/No
If in common-law relationship skip to question #8
3. Was your marriage arranged? Please provide details on who arranged the marriage and when it was arranged.
4. Was there a formal ceremony to recognize/celebrate the engagement? Please provide details such as when, where, and who attended.
5. Was there a formal ceremony to recognize/celebrate the marriage? Please provide details such as when, where, who attended, and the religion in which the marriage was performed, if applicable.
6. Provide information regarding your religious beliefs.
7. Was there a reception? If so please provide details such as when, where, and who attended.
8. Did you have a honeymoon (a holiday or trip taken by you and your spouse after the marriage)? Provide details such as when and where.
9. If in a common-law relationship, was there a commitment ceremony? Please provide details such as when, where, and who attended.
Applicant Signature: ___________________________________ Date: __________________________
INCLUSION OF A SPOUSE/COMMON-LAW PARTNER ON AN ECONOMIC CLASS APPLICATION
>> QUESTIONS FOR THE SPOUSE/COMMON-LAW PARTNER (CLP) <<
Provide a complete and precise response to each question in your own words. Failure to provide the information requested below will delay processing and could result in a refusal of your application.
Make sure you have indicated your name, application number, the questionnaire title and the number or letter of the question you are answering.
Please answer the following questions on a separate page and include the question number with your answer.
DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP
1. Describe the development of your relationship, including the following details:
a. First contact with your spouse/CLP (i.e., when and where)
b. Provide timeline of dates, photos, and documentation of events in which you both participated in, such as trips and outings.
c. Have you visited each other during your relationship? (i.e., when and where)
d. What language is used when you communicate with your spouse/CLP and how often?
e. Please provide dates of cohabitation, if applicable.
2. Was your relationship known to your close friends and family members? Yes/No
3. Do you receive financial support from your spouse? If so, how much and how often.
4. Do you have any children? If so, please provide their names and dates of birth.
If in common-law relationship skip to question #8
5. Was your marriage arranged? Please provide details on who arranged the marriage and when it was arranged.
6. Was there a formal ceremony to recognize/celebrate the engagement? Please provide details such as when, where, and who attended.
7. Was there a formal ceremony to recognize/celebrate the marriage? Please provide details such as when, where, who attended, and the religion in which the marriage was performed, if applicable.
8. Provide information regarding your religious beliefs.
9. Was there a reception? If so please provide details such as when, where, and who attended.
10. Did you have a honeymoon (a holiday or trip taken by you and your spouse after the marriage)? Provide details such as when and where.
11. If in a common-law relationship, was there a commitment ceremony? Please provide details such as when, where, and who attended.
Spouse/CLP Signature: _________________________________ Date: ________________________
INTERPRETER DECLARATION This section must be fully completed if an interpreter assisted you in the preparation of this questionnaire.
I, , solemnly declare that I have faithfully and accurately interpreted in the language the content of this application and any related questionnaires/forms to the persons concerned.
I have been informed by the person concerned, and I do verily believe, that he/she completely understands the nature and effect of these questionnaires/forms, and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath.
Interpreter signature: Date: ______________
Ohh thank you so much! This really helped. Now I have an idea as to what documents I should have ready. Thanks again :)
 
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