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Inland-sponsored spouse denied re-entry to Canada?

CanadaSimple

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The guide on sponsorship 5289 states that

If your spouse or common-law partner leaves Canada while the application is being processed:
  • there is no guarantee that they’ll be allowed to re-enter Canada. This is especially true if they need a visitor visa.
I'm sponsoring my spouse (who holds a valid multiple-entry visa, bridging OWP+ we also got AIP already). There is a need to go asap to the home country.
I'm curious if anyone knows the situation when Inland-sponsored spouse was denied re-entry into Canada? If yes, what was the (presumptive) reason for this?
Thank you for your inputs!
 

canuck78

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The guide on sponsorship 5289 states that

If your spouse or common-law partner leaves Canada while the application is being processed:
  • there is no guarantee that they’ll be allowed to re-enter Canada. This is especially true if they need a visitor visa.
I'm sponsoring my spouse (who holds a valid multiple-entry visa, bridging OWP+ we also got AIP already). There is a need to go asap to the home country.
I'm curious if anyone knows the situation when Inland-sponsored spouse was denied re-entry into Canada? If yes, what was the (presumptive) reason for this?
Thank you for your inputs!
With the OWP, AIP and multiple entry TRV you should be fine.
 
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CanadaSimple

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Thanks, that is encouraging. However, maybe someone heard about any cases when the sponsored spouse wasn't let back into country?
 

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Thanks, that is encouraging. However, maybe someone heard about any cases when the sponsored spouse wasn't let back into country?
If the individual is denied entry despite meeting admissibility requirements, it is completely arbitrary. In other words, it's completely up to the officer.

I always tell people there is no point asking for other experiences because it won't change anything about your situation or personal outcomes. It really is a case by case basis.

If denied entry the application will be abandoned.

In the last few years helping out on forums I have not seen someone denied pending they met admissibility. Infrequent, short trips are generally safe, but it's important to be aware of the risks associated with leaving.
 

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Thanks, that is encouraging. However, maybe someone heard about any cases when the sponsored spouse wasn't let back into country?
We have seen rare cases over the years where the spouse was not allowed back in. However the ones I remember involved situations where the applicant had to apply for a new TRV once outside of Canada (i.e. they didn't have a valid TRV).

As others have said, you should have no issues. If you're looking for a 100% guarantee - you unfortunately aren't going to get that.
 
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CanadaSimple

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If the individual is denied entry despite meeting admissibility requirements, it is completely arbitrary. In other words, it's completely up to the officer.

I always tell people there is no point asking for other experiences because it won't change anything about your situation or personal outcomes. It really is a case by case basis.
I can agree only partly. Of course, everything might happen, but statistics is useful. If dozens of people said here that they know cases of denied re-entry it would be one thing. If no one knows any cases, this is a different situation.
 

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I can agree only partly. Of course, everything might happen, but statistics is useful. If dozens of people said here that they know cases of denied re-entry it would be one thing. If no one knows any cases, this is a different situation.
I agree.

I have a written reply from ircc where they told me traveling isn't a problem as long as you have necessary documents to return
 
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I agree.

I have a written reply from ircc where they told me traveling isn't a problem as long as you have necessary documents to return
But then its not just about the documents. Otherwise everyone with valid TRV and documents would have been allowed entry
 

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And that's IRCC's opinion, CBSA's may be different.
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/visitors/applicants-canada-applications-permanent-residence-progress.html

"When processing applications for temporary resident visas for foreign nationals with an application for permanent residence in Canada in progress, take into consideration whether approval in principle (first-stage approval) has been granted. It is consistent with IRPA, and in the best interests of both CIC and the applicant, to facilitate the re-entry of these applicants as temporary residents in order to continue processing their application for permanent residence from within Canada."
 
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"When processing applications for temporary resident visas for foreign nationals with an application for permanent residence in Canada in progress, take into consideration whether approval in principle (first-stage approval) has been granted. It is consistent with IRPA, and in the best interests of both CIC and the applicant, to facilitate the re-entry of these applicants as temporary residents in order to continue processing their application for permanent residence from within Canada."
Thank you for the quote from the ops manual. That is indeed what happens the vast majority of the time. But this doesn't prevent strange things from happening, though I can't say I've read of any here.
 

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Thank you for the quote from the ops manual. That is indeed what happens the vast majority of the time. But this doesn't prevent strange things from happening, though I can't say I've read of any here.
Np! I knew I saw it somewhere and had to look for it.

I agree. Everyone will always say, unless you have the PR card or Canadian passport in your hands, it's never guaranteed.
 

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