Engagement update after recieving Medicals

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Subject: Engagement update after recieving Medicals
  Application Status: I have applied for PR and received the medicals in January 2007. I have finished my medical tests as well. Now I have to send police clearence certificate, which I am planning to do in this week.

Recently I got engaged and the marriage will be in MAY, 2007. I am planning to bring my wife as a dependent (visitor Visa). Do I need to inform them about my engagement. If not will there be any problem when she apply for visa. Ur suggestions are highly valuable.

Thanks in advance.
Sandeep.

[12-03-2007,17:38]
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Sandeep
(in reply to: Engagement update after recieving Medicals)
back up. you need to sort out your terminology and the rules.

If your legal status changes any time during the application process you are required to inform CIC. Failure to do so could result in denial of your PR application. However, I do not believe engagement is considered a change in status. (Someone else may see this differently)

If you change your status, your application will need to stop and be modified should you wish to include your wife in your application after May 07.

If you move as a single to Canada before the wedding and wish your wife to join you after May 07 as your dependent, you will need to sponsor her. This is not a visitors visa. It takes about 6-10 months (possibly more) for an out of Canada application.

If you are married and she applies for a temporary visitors visa, you may or may not be successful. The rules are that she must show why she will return home at the end of her visit.

So, from my perspective, it would be better to move up the wedding and add her to your application now. Even if it ads a few months to your wait.

The plan you are contemplating is not as easy as you make it out to be.


[12-03-2007,18:03]
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Sharon
(in reply to: Engagement update after recieving Medicals)
Since your fiancee is not a member of your family, you don´t have to tell them about her but you have to do so once you are legally married or become living common-law partner (living together for 12 months). No problem, I guess, for the visitor visa.
[12-03-2007,18:04]
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Hamada
(in reply to: Engagement update after recieving Medicals)
Sharon,

Thanks for your suggestion. I am also thinking in the same lines.

I am pursuing my PhD degree now. I still need one year to finish my degree.


Difficult to move up the wedding date. So, I am planning to inform CIC about my engagement (they do mentioned some where that I should inform about my engagement).
Bring her here by visitors visa. And update my file by sending my wife´s application. I hope the application process won?t take more than an year.

What do you say.

[12-03-2007,18:42]
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Sandeep
(in reply to: Engagement update after recieving Medicals)
as long as Sandeep is clear that his current plan may mean they spend the next year living apart.
[12-03-2007,18:45]
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Sharon
(in reply to: Engagement update after recieving Medicals)
Why should we live apart.

Once after I update my file with engagement details. They will stop processing my application. She can come here as a visitor.


[12-03-2007,18:50]
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Sandeep
(in reply to: Engagement update after recieving Medicals)
Sorry, I might need to add the information that "I am in Canada now under study permit".
[12-03-2007,18:53]
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Sandeep
(in reply to: Engagement update after recieving Medicals)
Sandeep
Ethics say that you should thank everyone taking the time to write to you not Sharon only, right ?

[12-03-2007,18:55]
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Hamada
(in reply to: Engagement update after recieving Medicals)
First of all I should apologize

I am quite tensed and thinking about what to do next and possible complications

Hamada, Thanks for ur reminder

[12-03-2007,19:00]
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Sandeep
(in reply to: Engagement update after recieving Medicals)
We are all in the same situation my friend, once you apply for immigration, you start to loose your fingernails by eating them worried what is going on in your application.
Why not you invite your fiancee to come to Canada as a visitor then you marry here in canada. In this way you don´t have to live apart. I know a student in Canada invited his brother and they gave his brother visa for 6 months.
Good Luck

[12-03-2007,19:04]
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Hamada
(in reply to: Engagement update after recieving Medicals)
Thats true!!!

It is a good Idea. What will be the success rate to bring fiancee as a visitor.

[12-03-2007,19:09]
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Sandeep