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Albanian's in Canada

Discussion in 'Visitors' started by linnylouwho, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. I am a Canadian citizen engaged to an Albanian. Our hopes are to acquire a visa for him to live and work in Canada and not be forced to get married in Albania right away just so we can live in the same country! I'm not very good at gathering information so if someone can point me in the right direction and give some advice on where to start, that would be extremely helpful!
     
  2. If you are going to sponsor your spouse and common law partner, you can read Leon's post:

    http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/spousal-sponsorship-t46995.0.html

    You can post your questions under the Family sponsorship section of this forum. For details, application guides and forms are available in this website www.cic.gc.ca. Good luck.
     
  3. I'm a Canadian female and have been seeing an Albanian man for a few months now. We have a really good relationship, and he is the most caring man I"ve ever met in my life. We do a lot for each other and I've been helping him with his English which isn't really good. He even hired a translator to express himself to me better so I understand what he's saying. He's been working trying to get his refugee status, or whatever it is he needs to stay in Canada. He has 2 children here but is divorced. He's terrified of having to go back to his country and leave his children behind who he can't do enough for them. We've talked about marriage, but I have no idea what I would be getting myself into to marry him. He thinks it would help him if we married. I don't want to go to Albania and if we did marry, I'd like to marry here. Does anyone know anything about this? I've tried finding things to read about it but with no luck. I care for him a great deal and my heart aches for him. I don't want to get myself into any kind of a mess in doing so.
     
  4. From what you have said, you don't really have a common language, he is a refugee claimant and he is pushing you to get married to "help him". These are massive red flags and serious indicators of a Marriage of Convenience.

    How did he come to Canada and what is his status?
     
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  5. #5 scylla, Jul 11, 2018 at 8:57 PM
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
    If you sponsor him for PR, you will be financially responsible for him for three years. This means that if for any reason he goes on welfare / social assistance - YOU will be responsible for paying this money back to the government. This can easily amount to tens of thousands of dollars a year. Are you OK with the risk that you might owe $60K+ if he ends up taking money from the government?

    Also, what you are talking about entering into is a marriage of convenience. This is fraud and a crime.
     
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  6. If you step away from this.... with a complete emotional disconnect..... you would probably see a different picture.

    Maybe it is not my place to say this:
    Someone can be what you would like him/her to be. Someone can do things to show s/he 'cares'. Someone can tell you the things that you would like to hear. And, if you're an emotional person, it is quite easy to get carried away with the 'niceties'. But, most probably there's a hidden agenda: To apply for immigration by spousal sponsorship by marrying you.


    1. It seems like his kids are his #1 priority.

    2. He is desperately trying to get his refugee status. He does not want to be sent back to his home country because it would be impossible/very difficult to see his children again.

    3. The easiest and the fastest way to get PR is through spousal sponsorship as compared to going the refugee route

    4. Of course he thinks it would help: It would help him to stay!
     
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  7. He's not been pushing me at all. It's something that was mentioned, but he said he would never push me into it. We've been friends for a few months and have grown attached to each other. He is truly a wonderful man. I've never met a Canadian man like him. I just want to be his friend and help with what I can, but marriage is not really an option for me. Never have been and never had any desire to be. I have no idea really how he got here, but he's not been in his country for 18 years.
     
  8. I hear you on that loud and clear. Been there and done that before. We just hang out and he's not pushing me into anything. Yes, he wants to stay here with his children. Who would want to be separated like that?
     
  9. Yes, I have heard this before I even knew him. He does work and is a very hard worker at that. He has spoiled me rotten as I never have been before. And no, I do not want this kind of debt landed on me.
     
  10. If you just want to be his friend, then the answer is simple: don't get married and help him commit immigration fraud.
     
  11. Agreed.

    Based on her responses to the replies we posted, it seems she is not inclined to seeing a different picture from outside the fence.

    As a *friend*, she can take the safest route by letting him continue to get his PR based his refugee claim + by not marrying him nor by getting into a common-law relationship. It's her choice eventually
     
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  12. If a person is really in love and wants to marry, is it still fraud? I do care for him very much and over time things can escalate for us. We are in a really good place right now. I wouldn't want to commit any crime. I want things to be genuine and true.
     
  13. #13 bellaluna, Jul 13, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    It’s his intent that is in question and in doubt...not your feelings for him.
    Do you have any friends in real life who know you and know about this relationship? It’s hard for a bunch of online strangers to give informed advice about your situation, when we only hear your side/version of the story, especially when some of us here have seen several similar situations that turn ugly. You’re not the first Canadian female we’ve encountered here to be smitten with an exotic foreign man with an intent to settle in Canada.
     
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  14. We do have a wonderful relationship, but I know in my heart that's all it is. There's no way I'm going to marry him. I have a good job, and my family and friends, and am not about to lose that over a guy. I have friends I've talked to about him, and they say go for it, what do you have to lose, but I do have a lot to lose if it was to all go very wrong. I just keep meeting the wrong men and hopefully someday, I'll meet the right one and finally be happy. Than you all for your advice. I very much appreciate it. Stepping down from this. I have to now.
     
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