permanent residency

Philippines
February 5, 2008 7:33pm CST
my fiance is currently working in canada, what we know is that he has to work for 2 years to obtain permanent residency. But then, we plan to get married before he applies for his papers, can he possibly go back home for a month to get married and then process our papers? wouldn't his status suffer if he flies home before he reaches his second year?
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@chrysz (1604)
• Philippines
6 Feb 08
Nope, as far as I know it won't affer the processing. Its better if you get married now then have papers and your petition papers to be processed at the same time. I think in canada, they have "humanitarian/compassionate case" where in fiance/es, common-law spouses, etc are given special permits to stay with their partners in Canada while they process their papers. better read on www.cic.gc.ca
• Philippines
6 Feb 08
thank you so much. we were so hesitant coz we dont knnow if it;; affect or not. i hope everything will work well for us.
@chrysz (1604)
• Philippines
6 Feb 08
It would be very expensive to consult a lawyer but there could be an agency in your place that conducts seminars about immigrating to Canada. You can try asking them if they can help you. Some offer their helps for free. You are welcome and goodluck. I hope you culd join your partner there soon.