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Spousal sponsorship

Faithgly27

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Feb 22, 2018
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Hi i entered on a tourist visa and applied straight away for a work visa and a spousal visa once i arrived in canada. my husband is Canadian.. i received my work visa and now waiting on my spousal. i have my medical today and just have some other issues due to my ex
I think they are still engaged, not yet married so they can't do Spousal Visa application unless they are married. No Fiance' Visa in Canada....otherwise, they can apply also through Spousal ( common-law marriage) if they meet the criteria.
 

goteborg

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Mar 6, 2018
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  1. We received xxxxxxxx application for permanent residence on June 24, 2016.
  2. We sent xxxxxxxx correspondence acknowledging receipt of xxxxxx application(s) on February 1, 2017.
  3. We started processing xxxxx application on November 1, 2016.
  4. Medical results have been received.
  5. We sent xxxxxx a letter on January 17, 2018. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us. (that was for the interview)
  6. We sent xxxxxxx correspondence on April 5, 2018 about the decision on their application.
Guys please share your thoughts if this is a good thing... Medical was expired though.
i can see that for everbody the messages we receive they are completely different lol
 

adv.rishab

Star Member
Oct 30, 2017
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Hi @Leon @kcward7 @Ukrainian girl

This is a bit out of context question. But i hope anyone out of you all can answer it based on your experience.
One of my friend in India married a Canadian citizen guy last year. The Canadian guy was divorcee prior to this marriage. So basically its second marriage for him. The canadian guy can not file the spousal application till June, 2018 due to the 3 years bar put by IRCC.
So my question is whether they should go for visitor visa first and then file spousal application or they should file spousal application first, get the UCI number and then file visitor visa. Which would be the beat option ?? Please advise..
 

Amduncan

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Apr 18, 2018
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Hi Everyone!

We are applying for the Spouse/Common Law inland visa.

I have a question regarding the Open Work Permit and how people typically fill in the first question of the form and question 5 regarding 'duration of intended work'.

I currently hold an International Experience Canada (IEC) visa which will expire in the next two months in June. As I will be applying for an OWP with my application, I understand that I will not be allowed to work (but I will be allowed to stay as a visitor under implied status) until a decision has been made on my Common-Law/OWP application and that it typically takes 4 months for them to process the OWP application. I am wondering whether I just 'have' implied status as a visitor, or whether I have to request my status be changed to visitor? (Note: I will have legal status for another 2 months after sending in the application) I also believe there's an option on the form for requesting a temporary resident permit.

I am also wondering whether the OWP for people applying for the spouse/common-law in canada visa is considered an 'extension' or a 'new' permit? In my eyes it's not technically an extension, as I'm applying under a different class. I cannot extend my IEC visa, as I've already had one for 2 years. I have filled in on the form that I am applying for an 'initial work permit or permit with a new employer'. Is this correct? What have others done? As I'm not 'extending' my IEC visa, I am not including additional proof of health insurance. Am I correct in thinking this?

As for the expected duration of work - what are we supposed to fill in here? Do we add the processing times of an OWP to today's date for the 'From' date, and the processing time of the spousal/common-law visa to today's date for the 'To' date? Seems arbitrary/guess work??

I am planning on adding a page explaining my choices, but it would be great to hear what you guys have done.

If anyone can shed any light on my confusion, it would be much appreciated!

Thank you :)
 

Ukrainian girl

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Oct 7, 2017
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App. Filed.......
22-12-2017
AOR Received.
12-02-2018
Med's Request
07-03-2018
Hi @Leon @kcward7 @Ukrainian girl

This is a bit out of context question. But i hope anyone out of you all can answer it based on your experience.
One of my friend in India married a Canadian citizen guy last year. The Canadian guy was divorcee prior to this marriage. So basically its second marriage for him. The canadian guy can not file the spousal application till June, 2018 due to the 3 years bar put by IRCC.
So my question is whether they should go for visitor visa first and then file spousal application or they should file spousal application first, get the UCI number and then file visitor visa. Which would be the beat option ?? Please advise..
From what I heard it might be difficult to obtain a visitor visa unless a person can prove that they got really strong ties to their home country and will return back after their visit. But it never hurts to try because applying for a visitor visa would have no affect on Spousal sponsorship app as it’s two different processes. So your friend could try either way and it wouldn’t really make a difference in my opinion.
 

goteborg

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Mar 6, 2018
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Short trips are generally fine pending you meet the admissibility requirements to return to Canada. However, if you are denied for any reason your application will be denied. Long trips are not acceptable on an inland application.
if you were approved as the sponsor for her should be fine after if you leave the country
 

Ukrainian girl

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Oct 7, 2017
407
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App. Filed.......
22-12-2017
AOR Received.
12-02-2018
Med's Request
07-03-2018
Dear all,

Nice to join this forum. I am finalizing my outland application before submission, can anyone please confirm if my understanding is correct for my queries, thank you so much. :)

Background: I am Canadian citizen and want to sponsor my husband, we got a kid who already got certificate of citizenship. We live outside Canada now and decide to move back next year.

My queries:

1. IMM 0008 Personal details Q3 - How many family members, including you, are in this application? I should put 1, just my husband?

2. IMM 0008 - Add Dependent Section, I don’t need to input myself (sponsor) and our son as we both are Canadian citizens?

3. IMM 5532 Part A Q1 - monthly gross income, I should convert this to CAD from local currency?

Thanks again!
1. Just put 1 as you and your child are already Canadian citizens and can’t be sponsored.
2. No need to include the dependent section for the above reasons.
3. I would convert your income to CAD on this form and also attach a letter of explanation about it including the amount in local currency just in case.

Your husband will have to include you and your child on the IMM 5406 Additional family information though and make sure you include a copy of your child’s certificate of citizenship in the app.
 

goteborg

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Mar 6, 2018
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anybody can tell me more or less the timeline between they received the file from the person you sponsor and the landing date ?
for our case AOR June 9th and they proceed the file of my spouse that I sponsor april 9th 2018
thanks
 

CdnwifeUSwife

Star Member
Feb 5, 2018
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Peterborough
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
Etobicoke
App. Filed.......
21-12-2017
Doc's Request.
08-02-2018
AOR Received.
07-02-2018
Med's Request
15-06-2018
Med's Done....
29-06-2018
LANDED..........
25-10-2018
is somebody have the excel sheet for inland 2017
Im inland but im with my wife since some months outside with her outside
AOR June 9th ....
See to my signature for INLAND timeline spreadsheet. This one does inland only. I dislike spreadsheets where it has mixture of outland and inland, too confusing.
 

goteborg

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Mar 6, 2018
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Have you had anything similar?
For us its a different situation I did the inland sponsor from toronto (my wife lived for 8 years in canada !!)

She was waiting outside and now im waiting with her outside, since 2 weeks its in process for her on the website.

CIC asked us 3 months ago to pay the last rp fee (490$) and some police records that we couldnt provide (explanation letter and embassies emails)


now waiting
AOR June 9th
 

dickdickmui

Newbie
Apr 17, 2018
6
1
1. Just put 1 as you and your child are already Canadian citizens and can’t be sponsored.
2. No need to include the dependent section for the above reasons.
3. I would convert your income to CAD on this form and also attach a letter of explanation about it including the amount in local currency just in case.

Your husband will have to include you and your child on the IMM 5406 Additional family information though and make sure you include a copy of your child’s certificate of citizenship in the app.
thanks for your reply;)
 
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