American man marrying a Canadian woman

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Subject: American man marrying a Canadian woman
  Hi I want to know if anyone can answer me this question as accurately as possible?

My daughter is the Canadian, and her fiance is American. He wants to come here to marry my daughter, how is this done? And can he remain in Canada with her immediately following the marriage or does he have to return to America?

What are the laws on this, and how long is the process? Do they need a certain type of license or application?

[07-06-2009,21:25]
[***.34.133.101]
Rachel
(in reply to: American man marrying a Canadian woman)
he would need to come for a visit. Make sure he has a return ticket or does not arrive with pots and pans and the pet dog - Border staff will send him back.

There are 2 ways to sponsor him - inland - where he remains in Canada but it takes absolutely forever, he cannot work and if something goes wrong he cannot appeal.

other way... Outland application. He applies as if he is still living in the US. He can remain visiting in Canada but must retain his US residence.

It may mean living apart for a while but it takes far less time to process and should there be a problem, they have an option to appeal the application being denied.

NOTE: make sure this boy does not have any sort of criminal record. He will have to show get a pardon before they will give him his immigration papers. It can take some time to accomplish and may require some help from a lawyer or very skilled immigration consultant.


[07-06-2009,21:39]
[***.20.116.15]
Sharon
Re: Staying in Canada (in reply to: American man marrying a Canadian woman)
See now I was told by a couple of people that once married here in canada the american would stay, and than others are saying no so that´s where all the confusion for me sets in.
[07-06-2009,23:04]
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Rachel
(in reply to: American man marrying a Canadian woman)
there are a lot of wild ideas out there of how this all works.

family class sponsorship takes place in 2 phases. all the documents go to CIC at the same time but the first phase is to determine if your daughter is eligible to sponsor her future husband. She cannot be on social assistance and will need to sign an undertaking that she is prepared to look after him for 3 years after he arrives. There is no minimum income requirement when you sponsor a spouse.

make sure you are clear- (in case you hear from another neighbour otherwise) your daughter needs to be living common law for 1 year or be married to sponsor him. There is NO Fiance class (which they have in the US)

once your daughter gets approval, attention is turned to your future son-in-law. His job is to make sure he has not been hanging out at the local jail, and that they can prove that their relationship is for real rather than simply a way for him to get into the country.

Letters from family, photos of them together with the extended family, there are lots of websites that can give you an idea of what it takes. take a look at www.roadtocanada.com there is a whole mess of US/Canadian couples there that are winding their way through the immigration process.

If everything is good, Immigration will approve his application in 6-12 months. If they make the mistake of choosing an INland application this timeline could be stretched out to a couple of years. while they might be able to live together during that time, his ability to work would require a special permit and if they goof up the application there is no second try.

[07-06-2009,23:43]
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Sharon
Re: Staying in Canada (in reply to: American man marrying a Canadian woman)
Ok well I certainly need to know the pros and cons involved in all of this, but I´m still not sure why some people are under the impression that as soon as an american and canadian wed than the american is free and welcome automatically to remain in canada without any further paperwork!?

And if you don´t mind me asking, what is the CIC?

also I did look on road to canada but didn´t find much (or) enough info on that site.

[08-06-2009,01:03]
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Rachel
(in reply to: American man marrying a Canadian woman)
Citizen and Immigration Canada. RoadtoCanada is likely one of the best family class forums out there. there is some additional links there that may prove helpful.

www.cic.gc.ca has a whole section on family class. There is a good set of FAQs and if you want to know more, you can actually read the manuals that immigration officers use to review the application. the are available on the cic.gc.ca website as well.

failing that, hire a good consultant.


[08-06-2009,02:25]
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Sharon
(in reply to: American man marrying a Canadian woman)
Even though is my site it does explain a fair bit about the Spousal Process.

http://www.cvimmigration.com/spousal.html

I still suggest submitting the spousal application to Mississauga Case Processing Centre and have them transfer the application to Buffalo Regional Processing Centre.

Far faster and your future son In Law could cause the local Immigration Officer to not care for him because he is American living next door basically while trying to jump to the front of the line.

He can visit your daughter while the process is on going as long as he does not bring his pots and pans and all his pets. The key is he has to be a Visitor.

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com


[08-06-2009,13:09]
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Roy
marrying a american man but working in canada (in reply to: American man marrying a Canadian woman)
my concerns about marrying my boyfriend we both live in a border town we want to get married but i have my concerns about the paper work before we go ahead with anything i have my own home in canada and have worked at my job for many years so i don´t want to give up my job but work and go back and forth across the border and also keep my resident my home what kind of paper work am i going to need to go forward on this
[28-09-2009,12:18]
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darcy
wanting info about the paperwork and marrying a amercian man (in reply to: American man marrying a Canadian woman)
would you please help me with this l am a canadian women wanting to marry a american man we both live in border towns l have my job in canada wanting to keep my job going back and fourth what kind of paperwork do i need to start with and how long will it takes me thanks darcy
[29-09-2009,13:42]
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darcy
I'm canadian (in reply to: American man marrying a Canadian woman)
I need to know what is necessary legally to marry a american citizen...

[10-10-2009,01:45]
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Bonnnie
(in reply to: American man marrying a Canadian woman)
Darcy

You both live in border towns so common sense has to prevail. Your employed and want to keep your job. Dah!

So either visit him or have him visit you each week. The little time apart is nothing to whine about because others here spend months apart. The time apart should make your time together far more enjoyable.

Focus on the long term happiness instead of the short term separation negative thoughts. The two of you can be together every week at least a couple of days and you want more and your posting here where some Spousal Sponsorships have been sent for an interview and they are still waiting after six, seven, eight or ______ months apart.

Darcy shame on you for not considering the pain others are going through. ME, ME, ME!

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com

[13-10-2009,09:46]
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Roy