Marriage of Convenience???

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Subject: Marriage of Convenience???
  I am a Canadian citizen. Iím going to have an arranged marriage (Family customs) and my parents have checked everything I mean guyís references and his activities and all. But the only thing which puts us in doubt is that he doesnít have permanent status here and one of his reasons to get married is to get legal status in Canada. I am very scared if that would be the only reason for him to marry me. I know no one can tell that but I have heard that immigration and citizenship rules have been tightened. I just want to know if after he gets his permanent status, ditches me, can I do anything to make him fail in his plan? Or is there anything that immigration officers keep checking if the marriage is real if it is then for how long they keep check?
Thanks in Advance

[21-09-2011,15:17]
[**.240.198.79]
Canadian
(in reply to: Marriage of Convenience???)
Yes, a two to three year temporary permanent residence is soon to come.


Make sure that he has no biological child(ren) before he gets married to you otherwise when he gets his PR and runs, there is practically nothing you can do with current legislation, is there?

[21-09-2011,17:46]
[**.232.244.253]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Marriage of Convenience???)
if you have any doubts - don´t do it. Not only can he ditch you... you will be financially responsible for him for 3 years even if you are not together.

There are lots of wonderful guys in Canada from your culture that you can marry for love and with little or no risk.


[21-09-2011,19:32]
[**.180.239.117]
Sharon
(in reply to: Marriage of Convenience???)
Listen to Sharon, she dealt with a row of Tunisian, Moroccan men when she had hots for those skin types. She came out unscathed so she can offer you a good workable advice.
[22-09-2011,09:32]
[***.202.41.213]
anonym
Marriage of Convenience (in reply to: Marriage of Convenience???)
Thanks for your reply. Actually everything is so good about him that I donít wanna lose him :( . He has been living here for 3 years, making good money and we have checked his references. The only thing as I said is his temporary status in Canada. I have seen people ditching others just for PR. I am not saying he would ditch me for sure, he may be sincere with me but I am just looking for security so that I could feel satisfied with my decision.
Sharon! would I be responsible to support him financially even if he is here and earning good money? I thought itís only for those who sponsor somebody from other country?
What is two to three year temporary permanent residence?

[22-09-2011,11:44]
[**.240.198.79]
Canadian
(in reply to: Marriage of Convenience???)
I agree with Sharon if you are in doubt & so worried do not go ahead with it. The fact is that marriages can break down for various reasons other than immigration (someone wanting PR). What if your marriage should fail years down the road would you still think the person married you for PR. Marriage is a risk as one can never tell the future so you need to enter it for the right reason. You & your family did what you could so now you have to trust your guts & pray that your union works out well. If you should get married be careful not to treat your spouse in a manner to say "if it was not for me you would not have PR -so you owe me to stay with me" as this can cause your fear to be a self fulfilling prophecy. - Good luck on your decision & Blessings
[22-09-2011,12:32]
[**.37.244.140]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Marriage of Convenience???)
what happens if the job ends? You, as the Canadian sign an undertaking with the government that means you are financially responsible. 3 years from the day they formally land - even if the marriage falls apart.

If he has been here for 3 years, and is working... why doesn´t he apply as a skilled worker under the Canadian experience class. All your questions and concerns would be addressed.

[22-09-2011,14:21]
[**.183.102.143]
Sharon
(in reply to: Marriage of Convenience???)
This is the problem that arises when marriages are arranged; since he is here, how about you go out with him and actually get to know him. Granted, it is possible ppl can be highly cunning and hide the original plans or schemes, but your chances of uncovering such plans improve if you date him versus letting your parents make the business-like deals. Like some philosophers said, marriage is little more than long-term sex contract but it is always wise to execute such contract taking all pros and cons into consideration. Then again, what is the fun in marrying someone you hardly know, even if they are pulling money now!! You certainly are not marrying his money! good luck in your stealth evaluation plans.
[22-09-2011,15:00]
[***.202.41.213]
anonym
(in reply to: Marriage of Convenience???)
41.213 has a point. This is Canada. Girls are free to marry who they want. Yes, we want to respect our families and our culture but we are married for a very long time. It should be with someone we want to grow old with - or forget it.

Your parents will survive the shock.

[22-09-2011,19:07]
[**.183.102.143]
Sharon
(in reply to: Marriage of Convenience???)
You wrote your (very scared) he might be using you.

You did not say you thought it slightly possigble he might use you.
You did not say you are concerned about his behavior.
You did not say you are scared if you marry him that he might use you.
You Said that you are VERY SCARED!

If that is your true feelings RUN now instead of having CBSA/CIC come after your citizenship for something he or you put down on your forms.

Roy
cvimmigration.com

[24-09-2011,11:08]
[***.206.84.231]
Anonymous
Marriage of Convenience??? (in reply to: Marriage of Convenience???)
Hi, thanks all for your valuable advices. I agree with 41.213. Iíll surely have some meeting with him before getting married but first Iím letting my parents verify everything and so that if something wrong comes up it wouldnít affect me that much lol I hate taking risks. But yea if everything goes smoothly then Iíll surely meet him.
Sharon! He is not educated here and I think for Canadian experience class he needs to have good education?
And guys I didnít tell you one important thing. This is my second marriage. The reason I am so scared with this scenario bcoz the person I got married before he was in India and just for the PR he used me but I was lucky to know his game before his arrival and I cancelled sponsorship. The marriage stayed for 6 months only. I am 24 now but never wanted to marry again but people admire him a lot and they say we will make a perfect couple as our nature is alike and he doesnít have any problem with being my divorcee. I donít know why but I donít wanna marry someone who already has everything Ö I would feel inferiority complex or he may taunt me :( If I marry this guy atleast I could say that I have helped him too. I hope you can understand :( but if same thing happened again I donít know how I would survive :(

[26-09-2011,12:33]
[**.240.198.79]
Canadian