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I was told that Pushbrk might be able to answer this...I am new, so I welcome all answers.

I am a CDN citizen with a USA green card. I am engaged to a Philippina lady. How do I do this? If I bring her into Canada, well I dont live there......but i am Canadian and she wants to get her CDN citizenship. If I bring her to the USA, where I live and work, she won't qualify for status in Canada or the USA (I don't think, as I am not a citizen of the USA)....

Should we get married in the Philippines? and apply to have her come ...where? Canada? where i am not.. or the USA? where I work and live but am not a citizen...??

Best to all,

Steve

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I was told that Pushbrk might be able to answer this...I am new, so I welcome all answers.

I am a CDN citizen with a USA green card. I am engaged to a Philippina lady. How do I do this? If I bring her into Canada, well I dont live there......but i am Canadian and she wants to get her CDN citizenship. If I bring her to the USA, where I live and work, she won't qualify for status in Canada or the USA (I don't think, as I am not a citizen of the USA)....

Should we get married in the Philippines? and apply to have her come ...where? Canada? where i am not.. or the USA? where I work and live but am not a citizen...??

Best to all,

Steve

You're between a rock and a hard place. You have no practical option for bringing her to the US to live until you become a US Citizen. You can live together in the PI or Canada or perhaps some other country.


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You could, as a permanent resident of the United States, petition to have her move to the US with you. However, family of permanent residents petitions are not priority with USCIS, so its taking anywhere from 2 to 3 years to process them. By then you may well be eligible to apply for US citizenship yourself, in which case you could then upgrade your petition to family of citizen.

She couldn't move to Canada without you though, here from the CIC website:

The Sponsor must have either:

Physical residency in Canada; or

For Canadian citizens sponsoring a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, or dependent child, a demonstrated intention to reside in Canada by the time the Sponsored family member lands in Canada as a permanent resident.

If you have any family in Canada still, they are unfortunately not eligible to sponsor your spouse, so either you move back to Canada, or wait a few years before your wife will be able to move to the US with you.


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