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Subject: Visa Extention and Sponsorship
  I am a U.S. citizen and came to visit my partner in B.C. he´s a Canuck.

The Canadian immigration officer gave me a lot of hassle( no return ticket and unemployed in the US) and finally, after arguing with her, she let me in but attached a "Visitor Record" form in my passport which allowed me to stay for only a week in Canada.

In turn, before the expiry of the Visitor Record, I sent an application for extention with the 75 CAD. It´s been 40 days since I sent it but still no answer on the extention.

Meanwhile, my partner and I have decided to get married and we are in the process of sending the application. Because the application for permanent residence requires so many things to be submitted with it such as reference letters and etc. As of this day, we have not been able to send it in.

My question is:
If the extention is denied before we submit the application for permanent residence what happens since the new law allows people out of status to apply. If the response from the immigration is for me to leave, would the removal be within 24 hrs? Will I still be able to send the application even though I´ve been ordered to leave?

I am unclear as to how the out of status law works, in the immigration website it says," if one is out of status they can still apply if application has been submitted"?

Any feedback would be of help.




[14-07-2005,04:57]
[**.66.126.92]
Todd
Change in Policy (in reply to: Visa Extention and Sponsorship)
Sponsorship of Spouses and Common-law Partners from within Canada

From - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/sponsor/faq-spouse.html

The new spousal policy sets out that most spouses and common-law partners in a genuine relationship with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, regardless of status, are able to apply for permanent residence while remaining in Canada. This change, however, only applies to situations where a family class sponsorship has been submitted.

Under the previous policy, the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class was only available to spouses and common-law partners of Canadian citizens or permanent residents who had valid temporary immigration status in Canada.

Applicants in the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class are also permitted to include family members, living both in Canada and abroad, in their applications (i.e., applicants may have these applications processed at the same time).

Get more information from the following link:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/sponsor/faq-spouse.html


[14-07-2005,14:03]
[**.226.178.50]
Kenny
Extention of Visitor Record (in reply to: Visa Extention and Sponsorship)
Kenny, thanks for replying.

I looked up the Immigration website and what the new policy sets out but what´s unclear to me is the part where it states;" the change applies to situations where family class sponsorship has been submitted"

My understanding is that one has to be in good faith with the Immigration Law, and in my case, if I do receive a denial on my extention before I am able to submit the application for spouse/sponsorship, I would be considered out of status and would be probably ordered to leave the country.

If I stay, I´d be breaking the law of being in good faith. And again, I am allowed to remain in Canada if I have submitted the sponsorship application?

I want to give the Immigration no reason for a refusal on the permanent residence application and that´s why I don´t know how to read the new policy about out of status.

Thanks again for your consideration.

Todd



[14-07-2005,15:07]
[**.66.126.92]
Todd
(in reply to: Visa Extention and Sponsorship)
Todd, it seems to me that the best person to clarify it for you would be a CIC agent. Call them and ask!
[14-07-2005,19:48]
[**.49.99.252]
DRB
visa extension rejected and sponsorship pending (in reply to: Visa Extention and Sponsorship)
I came to montreal, Canada in March on a 6 month visa free permit as a European citizen from the Netherlands, and in May 2006 I have married to my old time fiancee (a canadian citizen) who´s pregnant with our child of 21 weeks now at the time of writing this report.

On the 27th of July 06, we have submited an application for sponsorship which would take 8 - 9 months said by immigration officers before hearing any result from the citizen and immigration authority.

Meanwhile my visitor´s visa extension has been rejected by the immigration officers at the vegreville case precessing centre in Alberta and now I am in a heavy dilema of not knowing if my spousal sponsorship would be granted or not, and what would happen if I still remain in the country despite the expiration of my visa while waiting for the sponsorship? and what about our unborn new baby arrival who´s due in march 2007?. Please I need a legal advice and an action to resolve this issue.

Thanks in-anticipation.

[07-10-2006,21:56]
[**.68.245.153]
Paul Pradeep
extension visa rejected and sponsorship pending (in reply to: Visa Extention and Sponsorship)
I came to montreal, Canada in March on a 6 month visa free permit as a European citizen from the Netherlands, and in May 2006 I have married to my old time fiancee (a canadian citizen) who?s pregnant with our child of 21 weeks now at the time of writing this report.

On the 27th of July 06, we have submited an application for sponsorship which would take 8 - 9 months said by immigration officers before hearing any result from the citizen and immigration authority.

Meanwhile my visitor?s visa extension has been rejected by the immigration officers at the vegreville case precessing centre in Alberta and now I am in a heavy dilema of not knowing if my spousal sponsorship would be granted or not, and what would happen if I still remain in the country despite the expiration of my visa while waiting for the sponsorship? and what about our unborn new baby arrival who?s due in march 2007?. Please I need a legal advice and an action to resolve this issue.

Your feedback would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in-anticipation.

[07-10-2006,21:59]
[**.68.245.153]
Paul Pradeep
I was wondering (in reply to: Visa Extention and Sponsorship)
My husband and I are going through the same situation and I was wondering how it turned out for you? Did they make you leave the country?
[05-02-2007,05:17]
[**.69.118.5]
Melissa
spouse visa extention (in reply to: Visa Extention and Sponsorship)
client id 5904-3225
please, I would like to apply a visa extention for my wife (Golizar Zibari).her current visa will expire by September 4, 2010. As you know I am canadian citizen and she is a permanent resident of USA. We renew her visa every year.
we are still waiting for your last decision about my sponsorship.

thank you,

[11-07-2010,21:44]
[**.198.8.70]
Mahdi Brifkani
(in reply to: Visa Extention and Sponsorship)
Mahdi, you are talking to an immigration forum not the Canadian government.

We are the wrong people to ask.

[11-07-2010,23:08]
[**.154.245.217]
Sharon
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