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Outland living in Canada - Pregnancy

wazza12

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Apr 27, 2020
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Hello all,

My wife and I have filed for spousal sponsorhsip (outland) on Wed, March. 25. I am sponsoring her and she has been living in Canada since the beginning of March on the regular 6 month visitor visa (from Spain). In this time she has become pregnant.

My questions are:

1. Should my wife return to her home country when her 6 months visitor visa is expired? Or should we apply for an extension? Or should she just remain here until her application is processed (which looks like It will be a very long time).

I do not like the idea of her travelling while she is pregnant and with covid. Aswell, I am worried that she would not be able to return to Canad, as we are planning on having the baby be born in Canada.

Thank you for the responses !
 

jddd

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Oct 1, 2017
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Nothing wrong with applying for an extension a month before the 6 months expire, perfectly legal.

Be prepared to spend at least 10,000 for a normal birth, 20,000 for caesarian and a whole lot more if there are any complications UNLESS she is covered by insurance.
 

wazza12

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Apr 27, 2020
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Nothing wrong with applying for an extension a month before the 6 months expire, perfectly legal.

Be prepared to spend at least 10,000 for a normal birth, 20,000 for caesarian and a whole lot more if there are any complications UNLESS she is covered by insurance.
Yes, she was able to receive msp coverage as she has applied for spousal sponsorship.
 

YVR123

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Yes, she was able to receive msp coverage as she has applied for spousal sponsorship.
It depends on what stage of the application she will be in. You should double check with MSP and get a written confirmation.
 

wazza12

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Apr 27, 2020
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It depends on what stage of the application she will be in. You should double check with MSP and get a written confirmation.
Ah sorry for confusion. She already has msp coverage and the services card. As well, she has already gotten a doctor for the pregnancy and gone to check ups here.
 
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jddd

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Yes, she was able to receive msp coverage as she has applied for spousal sponsorship.
Just don't forget to apply for extension, I don't think you'll have any issues. Good luck and congratulations to you both, I wish your wife a pleasant pregnancy.
 
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wazza12

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Apr 27, 2020
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Thanks for the replies.

I am applying for the extension now but am unsure exactly what to say.

Should we select as her reason for staying to visit ? And if so, for over or under 6 months ?

Should we explain her entire situation ?

I am a little concerned about what exactly we should say.

Thank you !
 

canuck78

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Jun 18, 2017
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Thanks for the replies.

I am applying for the extension now but am unsure exactly what to say.

Should we select as her reason for staying to visit ? And if so, for over or under 6 months ?

Should we explain her entire situation ?

I am a little concerned about what exactly we should say.

Thank you !
You should indicate that you are applying for spousal sponsorship and attach proof of payment for the sponsorship.
 

scylla

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Jun 8, 2010
65,423
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Toronto
Category........
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28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
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01-10-2010
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05-10-2010
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m.ford

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May 5, 2020
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Health care program in BC.

BC equivalent of OHIP in Ontario.
We also applied for outland sponsorship, and then I came to Canada. We were trying to request for OHIP but they refused saying that while the outland application is still in process I cannot apply for OHIP.
Is it possible for us to move to BC now and apply for MSP while our application is still in process and we applied outland but my husband's address was in Ontario?
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
65,423
9,119
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
We also applied for outland sponsorship, and then I came to Canada. We were trying to request for OHIP but they refused saying that while the outland application is still in process I cannot apply for OHIP.
Is it possible for us to move to BC now and apply for MSP while our application is still in process and we applied outland but my husband's address was in Ontario?
Ontario has different rules than BC. You won't qualify for OHIP until after you are a PR.

Sure, you can move to BC. You'll want to make sure you continue living in BC for 6-8 months after you give birth. Otherwise you can expect the province may view this as health care system fraud and go after you for all costs related to the pregnancy and birth. You will need to update the address in your application once you have moved. As long as you have plans to remain in BC long term, there shouldn't be an issue.
 

m.ford

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Ontario has different rules than BC. You won't qualify for OHIP until after you are a PR.

Sure, you can move to BC. You'll want to make sure you continue living in BC for 6-8 months after you give birth. Otherwise you can expect the province may view this as health care system fraud and go after you for all costs related to the pregnancy and birth. You will need to update the address in your application once you have moved. As long as you have plans to remain in BC long term, there shouldn't be an issue.
awesome, thank you for the reply
I am upset with the fact that Ontario treats applicants in such a poor way=(
Are there other provinces like BC where an outland applicant can count on governamental medical insurance?
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
65,423
9,119
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
awesome, thank you for the reply
I am upset with the fact that Ontario treats applicants in such a poor way=(
Are there other provinces like BC where an outland applicant can count on governamental medical insurance?
There are other provinces without wait times (see link below). Regardless where you go, you'll need to live there a number of months after giving birth to avoid a circumstance where the province comes after you for health care system abuse.

https://arrivein.com/daily-life-in-canada/healthcare-in-canada-basics-for-newcomers/

BTW - there is no need to underline parts of your post. It actually makes it more difficult to read and gives the impression that you don't think we are smart enough to understand your messages on our own.
 
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m.ford

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There are other provinces without wait times (see link below). Regardless where you go, you'll need to live there a number of months after giving birth to avoid a circumstance where the province comes after you for health care system abuse.

https://arrivein.com/daily-life-in-canada/healthcare-in-canada-basics-for-newcomers/

BTW - there is no need to underline parts of your post. It actually makes it more difficult to read and gives the impression that you don't think we are smart enough to understand your messages on our own.
Thank you very much. Sorry for making you feel that. I just wanted to make it easier to read. If it has an opposite effect - won't do it =)