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My_question_is: US-specific

question: I am a Canadian citizen living in the U.S. with my American
wife and 2 children. My children are both dual citizens as they were
born in Canada. We've been in the States for 9 years now and
subsequently, my wife has lost her landed immigrant status in Canada.
We would like to move back to Canada, so now I have to sponsor her. My
question is, Do I send the sponsorship application 1st and then send her
application afterward or do We send them both at the same time along
with all fees? Also, do I need to put our kids name on the sponsorship
forms as I will not need to sponsor them as they are already Canadian
citizens??  I'm just a little unsure of what to do first as the website
doesn't make it totally clear.  Thank-you for any help you may have...

 

david ingram replies:

I sent this on to Ron McKay to answer -  Here is his reply. thanks Ron.


Hi David.

Sorry for the late response..I just returned from holidays in Northern
Ontario - Sudbury...

They have two pathes...

Pathe 1: if the US spouse has entered Canada as a visitor and has no
intention of returning to the USA then, they could submit the
sponsorship and application for permanent residence to the Case
Processing Centre in Vegreville along with a request for a 'visitor
record extension' or 'work permit request'. They won't receive any news
for 6-9 months and nothing will be registered in the computer system
that is available to the CIC and the CBSA.

Pathe 2: They would submit the Sponsorship and the Application for
Permanent Residence to the Case Processing Centre in Mississauga. They
do not need to sponsor the children..it's only the US Spouse. Within a
45 day time period the Canadian sponsor would receive an 'eligibility to
sponsor' letter and the foreign national will receive a computer system
file number. For processing thereafter, the application for permanent
residence that was submitted together with the sponsorship will be
transferred to the Regional Processing Centre in Buffalo. The Regional
Processing centre will consider where the US spouse is either in Canada
or in the USA in making a determination as to where to process the
application.

If the US spouse is in British Columbia then, the application will be
transferred to the Canadian Consulate in Seattle.

Pathe 2 is the 'pathe' that the Canadian immigration authorities prefer
that US nationals pursue.

The process should be completed in less than a one year time period.

I hope this helps...

Best Regards in the New Year!

Ron McKay
CSIC Membership Number M041205
Immigration Consultant 

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-----Original Message-----
From: David Ingram [mailto:taxman@centa.com] 
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 8:48 PM

Subject: Spousal sponsorship

On 29/12/2010 5:20 AM, xxxxx wrote:

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My_question_is: US-specific

question: I am a Canadian citizen living in the U.S. with my American
wife and 2 children. My children are both dual citizens as they were
born in Canada. We've been in the States for 9 years now and
subsequently, my wife has lost her landed immigrant status in Canada.
We would like to move back to Canada, so now I have to sponsor her. My
question is, Do I send the sponsorship application 1st and then send her
application afterward or do We send them both at the same time along
with all fees? Also, do I need to put our kids name on the sponsorship
forms as I will not need to sponsor them as they are already Canadian
citizens??  I'm just a little unsure of what to do first as the website
doesn't make it totally clear.  Thank-you for any help you may have...
W.

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david ingram replies

give Ron McKay a call at 604-643-3148 or  rem@cwilson.com


if you need help, he can help you as well.

david

I have copied this to him.



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