Hi everyone, I am a canadian citizen thats married to a Panamanian and most of my family is in Panama. I have noticed that the embassy in Guatemala takes forever to process an application even a visitors visa. I also know quite a few people that have been denied the visa for unfair reasons. I was wondering what everyone elses experience has been like with this visa office. Before i was married my husband and I were together for 3 years. I travled alot to Panama to be with him. He is good friends with my brother so when my brother was getting married he invited my husband to be his best man. We sent letters of invitations and we also let them know through a letter that we were covering all his expensis. His stay was only going to be for 2 weeks because of his job. He lives well in Panama and owns a house so there was no reason for him to stay in canada, which we also stated in a letter. After 4weeks of processing he was partially denied the visa for the following reasons: 1) not enough travel experienc (yet they wont issue him a visa) 2) they didnt understand the reason for his visit ( yet i even sent a letter from the bishop that was performing the ceremony stating that he was goig to be the best man at the wedding 3). Not enough money ( yet we clearly stated that all his expenses were being covered and he sent a bank statement showing he had more than 2000 dollars in his account for his 2 week stay. They asked him to send additional documents but he had to pay the fee again. I really belive they just wanted more money. So he never made it for the weddig. So after that we got married a year later and I moved to panama. I lived there for 3 years but my mom was very ill with cancer so i moved back to be with her. We decided to go through the sponsership process so that we can all be together here in canada with my mom. I got a lawyer and he did all the paper work for me. Everyhing was pretty much perdect before it was sent to toronto. I got approved as a sponser a month later. His papers are now at guatemala and have been for the past 4 months. I know the wait is long but i have been trying to know the status for quite sometime and it is always unavailable. i talked to the lawyer and he told me to call my mp and request for him to send a letter asking for the status. So i will be doing that very soon.