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Subject: Second Wife!!


Hi everybody,

I just wanna ask you.. Since muslim law allow us to marry upto four wifes.. can I marry more than one being in canada?? is canada law allow to marry more than one?? if so, what is procedure..

Please Advise you comments.

Thanks.

[02-07-2005,06:26]
[***.138.47.14]
LKP
(in reply to: Second Wife!!)
What are you takling about? If you want to do so, do it at your country. Canda does not allow for that.

I am Muslim by the way but do not agree with your approach and do not see any reason to open such issue inhere.

Saleh

[02-07-2005,08:46]
[***.229.168.132]
Saleh
(in reply to: Second Wife!!)
Canada Doesnt allow Polygamy... but if you are already married to two woman and then you qualify for immigration then you can bring both the wives to Canada as a legal family.


I dont know why you would want to do that but it will be very tough to run a family like this...

[02-07-2005,13:08]
[**.30.92.5]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Second Wife!!)

Saleh, I am taking about exactly what u can see above and what i need to know... the questions here ask for the immigration purpuses only.. here is the one problem that i am involved.. so there is nothing wrong to ask such query.. anyway i thanks for ur share.. i appriciate more comments..

[02-07-2005,14:49]
[***.138.113.12]
LKP
(in reply to: Second Wife!!)
there is only one spot on the application for spouse. I guess that means you are only allowed to claim one wife. Our other posters are right... polygamy is not legal in Canada. (just so you know, polygamy is also not legal in many Muslim countries)
[02-07-2005,15:31]
[***.20.170.23]
sharon
(in reply to: Second Wife!!)
It is a good idea to have many wives instead of nagging one to allow other ladies into bed. Approach the Canadian embassy and ask them. Or better, hire an immigration attorney.
[02-07-2005,19:24]
[***.202.105.153]
anon
(in reply to: Second Wife!!)
does that mean it would be OK for me to have more than one husband?

hope you can decipher this...

IMM-613-97
Rothstein J.
2/11/98

6 pp.
Application for permanent residence denied as reasonable grounds to believe applicant would practice polygamy in Canada OR indictable offence under Criminal Code, s. 293(1)-Applicant, Palestinian national residing in Kuwait, married twice-Both marriages valid in Kuwait-Applicant, first wife applied for permanent residence in Canada for selves, three children of first marriage, two children of second marriage-Second wife applied for permanent residence on same date-Applicant submitting (1) second marriage unenforceable in Canada; (2) no evidence of active steps to practice polygamy, without which no offence committed under Criminal Code, s. 293-Application dismissed-(1) Tse v. Minister of Employment and Immigration, [1983] 2 F.C. 308 (C.A.) holding polygamous marriages valid in country where entered into, parties domiciled, would be recognized as valid by Canadian courts-Irrelevant that second polygamous marriage would not be recognized for some purposes (matrimonial relief, legitimacy of children, maintenance) in Canada-Only question before immigration officer whether reasonable grounds to believe applicant would have more than one wife in Canada-(2) Neither applicant nor wives pretending desired to discontinue family relationship had in Kuwait-No evidence of intention to divorce-All intended to settle in Halifax, but when polygamy issue arose second wife offered to live in Quebec-Applicant submitting "active steps" requiring intention by applicant to cohabit with both wives-Polygamy not depending upon where spouses reside, or whether cohabitation in both marriages at same location-On its face, practice of polygamy is having more than one spouse at same time-Applicant has two wives-All three applied at same time to live in Canada-No other active step required-No error in law in deciding applicant inadmissible because reasonable grounds to believe applicant, upon settling in Canada with two wives, would practice polygamy contrary to Criminal Code, s. 293(1)-Application for judicial review dismissed-Question certified: whether, given fact applicants applied separately, but at same time, and going to live in Canada, second wife in separate province, mere existence of polygamous, legal marriages of male applicant to two spouses, constituting reasonable grounds to believe parties would practice polygamy in Canada pursuant to s. 293, or does husband and/or either of wives have to take active step in Canada, recognizing or referable to offending marriage before offence of polygamy made out?-Criminal Code, R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46 s. 293(1).

[02-07-2005,20:00]
[***.20.170.23]
sharon
(in reply to: Second Wife!!)
Hi LKP I might not be able to give you a good answer and firstly i donno the reason why you want to marry two ( it might be for some personal reason too)because in ISLAM you can have more than one wife only if you can treat both of them equally ( 100% equal) or if the first wife have some medical problems and if thats the case then I will suggest you get the permanent residence for the first one and then apply for the second one and mention the first one as seperated.....
Note: Others please dont take me wrong but I am also not in favor of two wives because no human can be fair enough to treat both wives equally but some couples have some other problems which cannot be shared thats why they go ahead and marry second one....I remember one of my friend was forced to marry one girl and he had to do it because his parents forced him and he wanted to marry someone else since they had some love affair going on...so what he did was he married according to his parents then later married the other one to be fair to both of them.... Thats the reason I am giving my opinion and Please no offense..... Polygamy is allowed in all the counries but I am against it except if there are some other personal reasons....Sorry this has nothin to do with this forum but....anyways all the best for all of you....hope you all get what you want soon

[03-07-2005,01:21]
[***.78.99.215]
Mohammed
(in reply to: Second Wife!!)
Mohammed, I respect everything you say but you make one error. you say Polygamy is allowed in all the countries. This statement is incorrect.

Canada has decided that polygamy is against the law. if that lifestyle is not acceptable to the applicant, then they must accept this, or choose another place to live. no bad feelings.

[03-07-2005,01:34]
[***.20.170.23]
sharon
(in reply to: Second Wife!!)
oops I am sorry I meant to say polygamy is allowed in all muslim countries...Sorry bout that...Thanks for correcting...Anyways one question..I am applying for immigration in september and I have completed 2 and half years of bachelors degree in Biotechnology and have associate degree in engineering ( I do qualify even without bachelor´s Coz of french and other points)...My question is I wanna transfer to canada before applying for immigration on study visa from US but dont know which university will transfer my credits...Dont wanna lose credits. Will be grateful if anyone can help me on that. My email msaleh_usa@yahoo.com
because I dont like USA anymore ( faced with rasicm many times not by locals but at the airport and INS and Police-gave me ticket for no reason and said it is for unsafe lane changing...locals are very friendly and have many american friends but most of the officers think that they are doing charity by allowing us in their country)

[03-07-2005,02:20]
[***.78.99.215]
Mohammed
(in reply to: Second Wife!!)
LKP,

Have you seen how your question created a conflict on Islam and drifted from the immigration purpose of this Forum?

That what I meant by why are you asking this here.

If you are already married to two then proceed with the application with one extra shet for the second wife. If you still plan to get married to two, then please keep the questions between you and your CIC office.

We do not to expose our holy Islam for a discussion that is not on a fair grouds.

Thanks for your understanding


[03-07-2005,05:06]
[***.229.168.132]
Saleh