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Subject: How do I bring my wife to Canada fast?
  I am a fifth generation Canadian. My wife is Taiwanese. We have been married for 7 years and have two children together. Both of whom are Canadian citizens. We were planning on living in Taiwan permanently but I was recently just offered a fantastic job opportunity in Victoria.

The problem is the job starts in four months. According to the Canadian Immigration website, it will take roughly a month for me to be approved as a sponsor. (Which I can´t see being a problem.) But 13 months for her to get her PR card.

I don´t want to be away from my family and my children are too young to leave their mom. Being separated for a even a few months would be a nightmare for us.

Does she need the PR card to go to Canada with me?

Can she just come with me to Canada and apply for the PR card there? (We are not worried about her not being able to work as I can easily support us.)

Lastly, can we apply for the PR card now but head to Canada in four months and wait for it to be finished?

Thanks for any help. The Canadian Immigration website has been useless to answer these kind of questions.


[22-04-2013,21:31]
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Dan
(in reply to: How do I bring my wife to Canada fast?)
Your best option is to sponsor your wife as a family member from outside of Canada.

While the application is being processed, you can come to Canada, start working and once the application is finalized, then she can permanently move to Canada with you.

The chances of her coming as a visitor are slim to none.
Two basic reasons:

1- As a Chinese national, she requires a visitor´s visa in order to enter Canada. During the process, she has to prove that she intends to return to China at the end of her visit. In her case, there is no evidence that she will do so, since all your family is moving back to Canada.

2- Even if the visa is issued (which is a shot in the dark)there is a risk that she could be refused of entry into the country. Visitor´s are expected to leave Canada at the end of their visit. Any indication that is not going to be the case, could result in a refusal to enter the country and jeopardize her future application as a permanent resident.


Again, the easiest, fastest and safest way is to sponsor her using an outland application.

[23-04-2013,10:47]
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DocD
Really? (in reply to: How do I bring my wife to Canada fast?)
So in other words, we would have to be apart for at least 9 months?

S

[23-04-2013,10:53]
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Dan
(in reply to: How do I bring my wife to Canada fast?)
Yes, you have to be apart as DocD said.
If you really can`t face it, turn down the job and stay with them but please don`t think you will be able to get around this because it could go very very wrong.

[23-04-2013,11:36]
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Sabrina
(in reply to: How do I bring my wife to Canada fast?)
You don´t physically have to be in Canada for the application process. You can stay in China with your family while the application is being processed. Once approved, you can move back.

You have basically two options.

1- Delay your starting day.
2- Move to Canada and visit your family during that period of time while the application is finalized.


[23-04-2013,11:50]
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DocD
(in reply to: How do I bring my wife to Canada fast?)
Your wife can also try applying for a visitor visa first. I agree the chances of refusal are pretty high. But who knows - she might get lucky.
[23-04-2013,12:33]
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Anonymous
Insane (in reply to: How do I bring my wife to Canada fast?)
We don´t live in China. We live in Taiwan.
Seems pretty evil of Canada to break up a family like this. They let all these illegal immigrants in every year but a Canadian trying to bring his family in to live takes 13 months.
Does it help that she is highly educated?
Would hiring a lawyer help speed things up?
I also heard you can apply for an emergency PR card. Is this an option?

So depressed right now.

[23-04-2013,20:43]
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Dan
(in reply to: How do I bring my wife to Canada fast?)
The 13 month processing time is how long it took to get through 80% of applications. This means that most get through faster. Some significantly faster. The best thing you can do right now is get the PR application together asap and submit it. It will take some time to get everything together - so start tomorrow. Once that application is in - you can try for the visitor visa. Again, you might get lucky.

The emergency PR card is only for people who already have PR status and need to renew their PR card. So this doesn´t apply to your wife.

A lawyer / consultant won´t speed up the process but may help you to make sure nothing is missing in the application if you don´t feel comfortable doing it yourself.

Being highly educated won´t speed up the PR process. CIC isn´t looking to confirm that someone is educated. They are looking to confirm the relationship with the Canadian is genuine.

[23-04-2013,21:24]
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Anonymous
(in reply to: How do I bring my wife to Canada fast?)
We donīt live in China. We live in Taiwan.

-China, Taiwan, United States, Guatemala, planet earth....the process is exactly the same.

Quoted "Seems pretty evil of Canada to break up a family like this. They let all these illegal immigrants in every year but a Canadian trying to bring his family in to live takes 13 months".

- Canada is not breaking anything. It is part of the process. You have to include the immigration process for your wife within the plan and no Canada does not let illegal immigrants in every year. That´s why they are called "illegals".

Does it help that she is highly educated?
It helps when she moves to Canada, depends on her education and career, she might be able to find a job easier.
It would extremely hard for her to obtain ANY kind of temporary permit in her current situation.

Would hiring a lawyer help speed things up?

-No, lawyer or not, applications have to go through the exact same channels. A competent lawyer or consultant may help in get the applications "right" the first time so you avoid "re-do" delays. But again, it is not required nor necessary.

I also heard you can apply for an emergency PR card. Is this an option?

-No, it says "PR Card"! She is not eligible to obtain a PR card yet, in order to do so, she must be a PR first!. This is for actual CARD not the status.


[24-04-2013,10:14]
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DocD
... (in reply to: How do I bring my wife to Canada fast?)
Thanks DocD. Your information has been very helpful.

[25-04-2013,01:13]
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Dan
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