If you want to live in the United States with your partner, you can still sponsor them to come to Canada, but you must establish that you intend to dwell in Canada after he or she becomes a permanent resident. If you are not sure if this is what you want, it's best to leave things alone until you have time to think about it.
In most cases, you should be able to find work within days of filing your application. The process takes about four months for those who qualify and there is no way to speed it up. In fact, the longer you wait, the more likely it is that your partner will be selected as an applicant pool priority candidate, which means that they will be given a place before anyone else from the current year's refugee program. This priority selection process begins at the end of the first day someone files an application and ends on the last day of the month. For example, if you file your application on January 1st, then you will be given a place in the next stream of candidates because that's when the system starts counting again.
It is very important that you understand that once your partner has been granted a permit, it cannot be revoked. So even if you divorce or one of you loses his or her job, the other person can still come to Canada.
Immigrating as a dependant with your partner allows you to seek for permanent residency jointly. The sponsor and the sponsored individual are legally married in this situation. A marriage certificate from the province where the marriage took place is necessary for marriages in Canada. The couple can also submit evidence of having lived together for at least two years by providing copies of their relationship agreement, contracts for shared expenses, or proof that they have been married elsewhere and want to apply for a divorce. The dependent application can be submitted at any time after the partnership has been registered.
As well, if your partner is a Canadian citizen, then he/she can act as your sponsor. This means that you can both apply for permanent residence together. In this case, your partner will need to be able to support you financially during the process and demonstrate that he/she is willing to continue supporting you once you have settled in Canada.
In addition, there are several other ways to gain entry into Canada without applying as a family unit. For example, if you are a skilled worker and can prove that you are able to find employment in the country, you may be granted a work permit. Or if you qualify because of age or disability, you could be given a permit. There are many others.
The sponsor must provide confirmation that he or she is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. In addition, the sponsor must demonstrate his financial ability to sustain and fund his partner. Finally, the fiancé can only be from an approved list of countries.
Generally, it takes about 12 months for all the required documents to be verified by the visa office and granted. During this time, the fiancée cannot work legally in Canada.
When the visa is issued, it is valid for two years with possible renewal. If the marriage does not take place within the first two years, then the visa will expire before the third year.
Yes, but only if they are living in India at the time of marriage. Otherwise, the marriage would be considered void in Canada. The Canadian government requires that foreign citizens get a visa to visit or live in Canada.
No, because American citizens are not eligible to visit or stay in India as a general rule. There is no exception to this rule. If an American citizen wants to travel to India, they can apply for a tourist visa.
Sponsor your spouse or common-law partner who lives in Canada with you. If your spouse or common-law partner cohabits (lives) with you in Canada and holds temporary residence status, you can apply under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada class. There is no limit on the number of people that can be included in this classification.
Your partner will need proof that they are eligible to come to Canada. This could be an approved plan for permanent residence status or even just proof of identity such as a passport or birth certificate. Your partner will also need evidence of relationship such as a marriage license or legal declaration. They may also want proof of income such as a paystub or tax return.
Once your partner has all the required documents they can file an application with the Federal Government to become a citizen. The process takes about 11 months after filing an application.
It's important to remember that if your partner is not a Canadian citizen then they cannot work in Canada without a visa or work permit. However, if they are a qualified person under federal immigration law they can be invited to apply for a permanent resident card.
If your partner is already a Canadian citizen or permanent resident then they can still apply for a sponsorship. This must be done through a Canadian consulate or embassy. The process differs depending on how long your partner has been living in Canada.