SPOUSAL VISA DURATION

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Subject: SPOUSAL VISA DURATION
  Dear All,

I had applied for Canadian VISA on SPOUSE basis (MY SPOUSE IS A CANADIAN BORN and i am from PAKISTAN) in last december 2010. And im waiting for my call. Right now i have got a chance to move to GERMANY on STUDY BASIS to get my masters. I need your KIND suggestion what should be better for me either to wait for my CANADIAN VISA to come or move to GERMANY...

How much time the embassy will take to issue CANADIAN VISA to me?

Anf i move to GERMANY, will it effect my CANADIAN VISA case?

Please HELP HELP HELP!!!!



Regards,

[05-08-2011,09:45]
[***.152.37.49]
HAY
(in reply to: SPOUSAL VISA DURATION)
outland sponsorship usually takes about 10 months to a year. Do you have first phase approval yet? If so, a move to Germany and a change residency might require you to change visa offices which would delay things getting finished.

I guess the bigger question - what does your wife say about you going to Germany?

If you are approved for immigration and a visa is issued, have a maximum of 6 months to land.

[05-08-2011,14:04]
[**.180.239.117]
Sharon
SPOUSAL VISA DURATION (in reply to: SPOUSAL VISA DURATION)
Dear Sharon,

Thanks for your reply. What do you mean by first phase approval? As per my understanding, My WIFE received her DOCUMENTS acceptance after 50 days of DOCUMENTS submission in CANADA. And it was informed to her that DOCUMENTS have been sent to ISLAMABAD embassy for further processing. After that we didnt receive any update till yet! That is why i am planning to move to GERMANY in order to utilize my time in a best possible way by getting some higher international MASTERS degree instead of sitting IDLE waiting for my CANADIAN VISA.

My WIFE has no issue with me regarding my GERMANY plan instead both of US have planned it together that its better to move to GERMANY in order to get this processing time to pass on in parallel.

One more thing, till yet we didnt ask the embassy for any update. Should we check this with embassy may be they could tell us something GOOD.

I have made up my mind for GERMANY only because i have heard few CANADIAN spousal cases which last for almost 2 years and although i dont even know the reason behind such delay on their cases but these make me conscious and worried!

Looking for your BEST SUGGESTION in this REGARD, i will answer in case if you need any extra information from me

Regards,

[05-08-2011,15:42]
[***.71.170.105]
HAY
(in reply to: SPOUSAL VISA DURATION)
you answered my question - your wife has cleared first phase approval as sponsor. You are correct, the application would now be in Islamabad. According to the CIC website - the wait could be 2 years. (crazy) Your wife should have a file number that you can check the status online - I would not hold out for any news at this juncture - it is too soon.

The biggest question becomes - if you go to Germany, and you are called for an interview - can you get back easily to Islamabad? If not, there may be merit in having the file transferred to Berlin. There is a possible bonus in doing so - the wait time is less! You would need to be committed to Germany residency for a year to transfer your file.


[05-08-2011,16:10]
[**.180.239.117]
Sharon
(in reply to: SPOUSAL VISA DURATION)
A Master´s degree program is longer than 6 months, thus you have to inform the embassy about your new residence. Along the way you may be required to update your police records when CIC is doing their background check and likely the file will be transfered from Islamabad to Germany to be finalized.

They will let you know.

[05-08-2011,16:22]
[***.115.153.178]
DocD
(in reply to: SPOUSAL VISA DURATION)
DocD

IRPR Regulation 11 only allows him to apply in Pakistan.

Why would CIC transfer the file to Germany?

Your concept would mean that CIC would have to be transferring files all over the place and they might as well throw out regulation 11.

Issue is as soon as six months has expired he has to have a German Police certificate plus probably an updated Pakistan one.

Best to sit tight. That is if he really wants to be a permanent resident he has to wait like everyone else.

Go to Germany and he will have to inform them of change of residence, education update etc. etc.

Roy
cvimmigration.com


[05-08-2011,23:55]
[***.206.166.112]
Roy
(in reply to: SPOUSAL VISA DURATION)
Roy,

Are you talking about OP 11? That only applies to temporary residents.

BTW I will be at Niagara falls for a full week leaving on Sunday. Come on down and I will buy you a timmis.

Either way Hay, you still have to inform CIC about your change in residence if you choose to move to Germany and it may cause a delay since likely you will have to provide a police record from Germany.


[06-08-2011,00:31]
[***.166.254.152]
DocD
SPOUSAL VISA DURATION (in reply to: SPOUSAL VISA DURATION)
Thanks EVERYBODY!!

SHARON: Will you please explain this more precisely ("The biggest question becomes - if you go to Germany, and you are called for an interview - can you get back easily to Islamabad? If not, there may be merit in having the file transferred to Berlin. There is a possible bonus in doing so - the wait time is less! You would need to be committed to Germany residency for a year to transfer your file. ")??

DocD: Suppose if i move to GERMANY and if i also inform the embassy my new residence which will be GERMANY and provide the POLICE CERTIFICATE accordingly than what do you say how much delay it will cost as per SHARON it will take almost a year to tranfer my file from ISLAMABAD to GERMANY...Is this necessary to transfer the FILE from ISLAMABAD to GERMANY? Cant we move with ISLAMABAD even after moving to GERMANY?

And please i need a bottom line SHOULD i wait here in PAKISTAN???

[06-08-2011,10:30]
[***.152.57.138]
HAY
(in reply to: SPOUSAL VISA DURATION)
No, the bottom line is that you can do whatever you want. If you choose to move to Germany and live there for more than six months, likely you are going to have to provide a police record WHEN REQUESTED by the embassy either in Islamabad or Germany.

You still have to provide the embassy with your new address not just the country.

You can move to Germany and do you degree, if you have to add an extra few months to the process but the pay back is a degree on hand.... then so be it.


[06-08-2011,12:15]
[***.166.254.152]
DocD
(in reply to: SPOUSAL VISA DURATION)
what DocD has already said... plus...

you have to be prepared to attend an immigration interview if required. If your file is in Islamabad, that is where you will have to go for that interview. Failure to attend would mean rejection of your application so the location of your application - Germany or Islamabad must take this scenario into consideration.

I am with DocD on this one - if you can put the wait to good use - why not!

[06-08-2011,14:19]
[**.180.239.117]
Sharon
(in reply to: SPOUSAL VISA DURATION)
So... Roy is wrong about OP11??? and to think he is doing this full time......
[07-08-2011,08:47]
[**.247.210.96]
Anonymous