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Subject: Miss my fiance
  My fiancÚ is a Pakistani citizen, living in Pakistan. I am a Canadian citizen living and working in Canada. We intend to get married in December of 2012. We want to be together after our marriage and cannot take the distance any longer. My options are to get her here right away or quit my job and go looking for one in another country that would give her a visa to be with me quicker.

In order to get her to Canada; we would like to apply for her sponsorship (while she is in Pakistan) as well as a visit visa and get her here.

1- Is it hard to apply for and receive a visit visa while the sponsorship application is under process?

She is interested in doing a masters degree and could possibly come to Canada before our marriage on a student visa. We will then take the in-land application route and get married here.

2- What happens if we decide to take a vacation during the processing stage?

3- Is there an option to get her here if we take out a mortgage on our house together (business application)?

4- Why are processing times for Pakistan atrociously long when compared to other countries in the region? -I would like to register a strong protest and my displeasure at the inefficiency of this law.

Thank You in advance.

[07-03-2012,22:08]
[**.165.164.161]
SR
(in reply to: Miss my fiance)
1 - Yes, it´s usually difficult but this doesn´t mean you can´t try. To be approved for a visit visa, you must prove that you have strong ties to your home country and have no plans to remain in Canada long term. Obviously this is difficult to prove if you have already applied for PR.

2 - If you apply inland, she needs to remain in Canada while the application is being processed. If she leaves there´s always a chance (often a high chance) that she won´t be allowed back in and then her application will be abandoned.

3 - No, this won´t work. Taking out a mortgage with her name on it will not qualify her for immigration of any kind. To qualify as a business immigrant (i.e. small business, investor, entrepreneur) you typically have to invest 800K into a business in Canada and have a net worth of well over a million.

4 - There is a high level of marriage fraud and document fraud. As a result, the files that are processed through this office have to be checked far more thoroughly.

[08-03-2012,10:48]
[**.79.78.46]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Miss my fiance)
Firstable, there is no way she is going to get a visa to visit Canada. It is quite obvious that her intentions are not to stay on a temporary basis.

Second: Follow the process. Apply to sponsor her, wait in line then she can move permanently to Canada and live with you.

Third: You can always go and visit her.

Quoted "I would like to register a strong protest and my displeasure at the inefficiency of this law"

Ya right!...Good luck! It has nothing to do with the Canadian law. It is difficult to do a proper background check in that country which delays things as well as there is a decent sizes backlog of applications pending.

[08-03-2012,11:38]
[***.115.153.178]
DocD
(in reply to: Miss my fiance)
´Ya right!...Good luck! It has nothing to do with the Canadian law. It is difficult to do a proper background check in that country which delays things as well as there is a decent sizes backlog of applications pending.´

1- The background check is carried out on the basis of proper documentation, if verifiable documentation is available there should not be an excuse.

2- A backlog of applications indicates inefficiencies in the existing system.

3- As per my original comment the ´dissatisfaction´ was due to the huge difference in total time when compared to other countries in the region:

-Beijing - China 5
-New Delhi - India 6
-Manila - Philippines 9
-Seoul - South Korea 9
-Colombo - Sri Lanka 11
-Islamabad - Pakistan 26

Smells of prejudice.


[08-03-2012,12:07]
[***.76.196.12]
SR
(in reply to: Miss my fiance)
why is it that the race card is always the first excuse to be offered?

perhaps it has more to do with the volume of applications, the length of time it takes for background checks and the verification of documents - all outside Canadian control.

If you don´t approve of the Canadian system, why not immigrate to Pakistan instead!

[08-03-2012,14:01]
[**.183.102.143]
Sharon
(in reply to: Miss my fiance)
Sharon,

There is absolutely no need to get excited. We are just comparing statistical figures as stated on the Canadian immigration website and how they do not correlate (5 months as compared to 26 months!).

Volume of applications - that is exactly my point. If there are more applications than can be handled in a timely fashion (26 months is not timely) than there is something inherently wrong in the system and it should be improved.
I am a taxpayer, i reserve the right to request a change.

I am deeply appreciative of the Canadian system and highly regard facets of Canadian life such as health care, multiculturalism, welfare and equal opportunity employment. Having said that; no system is perfect and there is always room for improvement.

If it comes down to me not being with my fiance for more than TWO years; money and career are secondary on my priority list - i will leave for the duration of the ´unfairly long´ processing time.

Also, Pakistan is a wonderful country with decent human beings, i would not mind living there -at all.

[08-03-2012,14:15]
[***.76.196.12]
SR
(in reply to: Miss my fiance)
Alright.

You go ahead and register your "strong protest" lol and let us know how it went.

[08-03-2012,16:01]
[***.115.153.178]
DocD
(in reply to: Miss my fiance)
If you cannot take the distance any longer, then why are you waiting another 9 months to get married?

I am not getting excited. You have several options-

1) don´t marry someone living in another country
2) have her move to a country with a shorter waiting time and then apply - such as India.
3) you are more than welcome to join her in Pakistan to wait it out.
3) do like everyone else and wait your turn


[08-03-2012,20:13]
[**.183.102.143]
Sharon
(in reply to: Miss my fiance)
Sharon,

Why are you so bitter!? Relax, no one is jumping the line or stealing your spot.

I am here to get information on the immigration process and not your permission or opinion on WHO to get married to!

Stay civilized.




[08-03-2012,20:39]
[**.165.164.161]
SR
(in reply to: Miss my fiance)
then please... stop complaining.
[09-03-2012,00:38]
[**.16.209.125]
Sharon
(in reply to: Miss my fiance)
Aaaah the Paki complaint!!! What is next? bring Sharia to bear upon all the free ppl?
[14-03-2012,11:02]
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WOw