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Subject: just married!!
  hi there,
i just finished my degree here in the US and also just got married to an American girl. The plan was to stay here and get the working visa from this job i had lined up, but its not a very one at all. I recently got this great offer from a friend who said he could get me a job at the company that he´s with, and I would be a fool not to take it. The problem is, i would want my wife to come with me. We know that if we submit the application this soon (we got married last week after dating for 7 mths) that it might seem suspicious.We are willing to do long distance for a period of time, as with the new job i will have the means to fly her up here.
I was wondering, am i being paranoid about how immigration might find it suspicious that we submitted the application so soon after our marriage? If so, then how long should we wait to submit the application? how much scrutiny will there be, as i am hoping that they are less suspicious about americans wanting residency.
Like i said, we have resigned to the fact that long distance will probably be neccessary if i take the job, but are frightened by the idea that we may be separated for 6 mths or more. how long would it take to process smthg from buffalo?

[26-02-2008,23:55]
[***.216.48.250]
mark
ps. (in reply to: just married!!)
sorry, i forgot to mention that the job was in canada.
[26-02-2008,23:56]
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mark
(in reply to: just married!!)
Congratulations!

Since she is an American, cannot she just freely come across the border with you?

[27-02-2008,03:52]
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Nikolai
(in reply to: just married!!)
Your partner being from such a similar country would not raise any suspicion.

Relax get her an open work permit.

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com

[27-02-2008,08:12]
[**.52.219.136]
Roy
(in reply to: just married!!)
how do i do that? i looked at the canadian immigration website and didn´t find anything like that.
[28-02-2008,00:20]
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mark
(in reply to: just married!!)
when you apply to sponsor her, you also request a work permit at the same time.
[28-02-2008,00:26]
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Sharon
open work permit? (in reply to: just married!!)
thanks for all your responses! they´ve been helpful (and a relief).
i looked through all the online application forms for sponsorship and didn´t find an area where i could also request a work permit. is it in a separate area of the immigration site? how would i go about getting her one?

thanks

[28-02-2008,01:31]
[***.216.48.250]
mark
(in reply to: just married!!)
Mark

With your LMO and proof of your experience you submit your application to the Visa Post responsible for you based on regulation 11 (b)

Go to www.cic.gc.ca and look on the right side for "Find an application or guide" click on that.

Then look for applications outside of Canada, click on that link.

Then look for working in Canada, click on that.

Start filling in the application and where it says dependents list your wife and check the box of YES for accompaining.

Make sure you pay for two work permits!

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com


[28-02-2008,07:19]
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Roy
canadian citizen (in reply to: just married!!)
i suppose i forgot to mention that i, myself, am canadian. so i would be filling out a spousal sponsorship form, as opposed to a working visa form. so, is there an "accompaining" option on that form too?
[29-02-2008,05:55]
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mark
(in reply to: just married!!)
no. perhaps take some time to read the application guidebook. there are 2 sections to the sponsorship application - one from the Canadian and one from the non- Canadian. If she is in Canada as a visitor and wants to work she must fill out an extension of visit/change of status form that would go in with the sponsorship application. Once you are approved to sponsor they will allow her to extend her stay with the option to work.

Until that time, she is a visitor with no ability to work. After you are approved, she will still be a visitor but will be allowed to take a job. She has no permanent status in Canada until they issue her a ruling on your total sponsorship application.

HOWEVER, I would strongly urge you to consider an out of Canada application. faster, option to appeal.

[29-02-2008,11:54]
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Sharon
(in reply to: just married!!)
thanks so much sharon!!
i had read on other threads hints and references to this, but was unsure of which form to fill out for allowing her to work while the rest of the paperwork was processing.
we are planning on filing the application through buffalo while i am still here in the US as it seems to be far faster.

thanks for everyone´s help!

[02-03-2008,06:41]
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mark