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Can spouse stay in Canada while applying for PR?

pxlxyp

Star Member
Oct 15, 2018
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Hi again to everyone!

I am going to apply for an inland sponsorship for my spouse, who is currently with me in Canada on an eTA. His eta is valid for 5 years but as a Singaporean, he is allowed to stay in Canada for 90 days.

We plan to submit our package next week and just wanted to confirm that he is allowed to stay in Canada with me while his application is being processed?

A bit nervous!

Thank you :)
 

Hurlabrick

Champion Member
Sep 4, 2016
2,361
565
Ottawa, ON
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
23-06-2016
AOR Received.
12-07-2016
File Transfer...
23-08-2016
Med's Done....
08-06-2016
Passport Req..
21-12-2016
VISA ISSUED...
24-12-2016
LANDED..........
11-04-2017
Hi again to everyone!

I am going to apply for an inland sponsorship for my spouse, who is currently with me in Canada on an eTA. His eta is valid for 5 years but as a Singaporean, he is allowed to stay in Canada for 90 days.

We plan to submit our package next week and just wanted to confirm that he is allowed to stay in Canada with me while his application is being processed?

A bit nervous!

Thank you :)
Are you also submitting an Open Work Permit applucation at the same time?
 

pxlxyp

Star Member
Oct 15, 2018
67
17
Are you also submitting an Open Work Permit applucation at the same time?
Hello again Hurlabick!

Yes, we plan to submit an OWP application together with our package.
I also understand that for an inland sponsorship - we are not allowed to leave Canada AT ALL. Is this true?
 

Hurlabrick

Champion Member
Sep 4, 2016
2,361
565
Ottawa, ON
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
23-06-2016
AOR Received.
12-07-2016
File Transfer...
23-08-2016
Med's Done....
08-06-2016
Passport Req..
21-12-2016
VISA ISSUED...
24-12-2016
LANDED..........
11-04-2017
Hello again Hurlabick!

Yes, we plan to submit an OWP application together with our package.
I also understand that for an inland sponsorship - we are not allowed to leave Canada AT ALL. Is this true?
By submitting an OWP, you have implied status while it is processed, assume 4 months.

It is true that leaving Canada at all can be risky. If for whatever reason the PA is demied re entry, they may consider the sponsorship abandoned and cancel it. Other will chime in I am sure.
 

canuck_in_uk

VIP Member
May 4, 2012
31,515
7,000
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
06/12
Hi again to everyone!

I am going to apply for an inland sponsorship for my spouse, who is currently with me in Canada on an eTA. His eta is valid for 5 years but as a Singaporean, he is allowed to stay in Canada for 90 days.

We plan to submit our package next week and just wanted to confirm that he is allowed to stay in Canada with me while his application is being processed?

A bit nervous!

Thank you :)
The default stay for a visitor is 6 months. Unless he received a Visitor Record or a stamp in his passport with a specific departure date, he has 6 months.