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American Living in Canada, Married to a Chinese Citizen

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My wife applied for a visitors visa 2 years ago, and was denied. The visa office said there is nothing tying her to Canada, and she only been there for one year. We don't have any property, and she only has a part time job. Our situation hasn't changed, only that she has been in Canada for almost 3 years now.

I'm a American born citizen, and a military veteran, I have a daughter from a previous marriage, and working for a company for 17 years, and I don't plan on moving back to the U.S.

Does anyone have any advise on what else we can do to try to get approved for a visitors visa for my wife?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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My wife applied for a visitors visa 2 years ago, and was denied. The visa office said there is nothing tying her to Canada, and she only been there for one year. We don't have any property, and she only has a part time job. Our situation hasn't changed, only that she has been in Canada for almost 3 years now.

I'm a American born citizen, and a military veteran, I have a daughter from a previous marriage, and working for a company for 17 years, and I don't plan on moving back to the U.S.

Does anyone have any advise on what else we can do to try to get approved for a visitors visa for my wife?

You can give a shot and re-try, but seems your situation has not changed much so just hope she can make it.

Since she is married to USC is also another deterant in getting B1/2 as ppl have mis-used it in past to enter the country and file for AOS taking an easier route.

Making it difficult for geniune cases..... its unfortunate but that how things are.

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I suppose her proof of ties would be related to her immigration process in Canada and your intent on staying there. So you'll need to come up with some sort of evidence tied to those two items. Good luck.


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My wife applied for a visitors visa 2 years ago, and was denied. The visa office said there is nothing tying her to Canada, and she only been there for one year. We don't have any property, and she only has a part time job. Our situation hasn't changed, only that she has been in Canada for almost 3 years now.

I'm a American born citizen, and a military veteran, I have a daughter from a previous marriage, and working for a company for 17 years, and I don't plan on moving back to the U.S.

Does anyone have any advise on what else we can do to try to get approved for a visitors visa for my wife?

Actually, the situation may have changed another way--3 years just happens to be the minimum (for those not married to Canadian citizens--in which case it goes down to 2) for a Canadian PR-holder to apply for Canadian citizenship (edit: if she was there as non-immigrant, CIC does count that time--at half meaning 2 years of non-immigrant status = 1 year of PR for this purpose).

Basically, it is possible that she could apply for Canadian citizenship and then not require a visa to enter US (edit: this is at discretion of the immigration officer). If so, I would suggest that she do so and you wait out in Canada till she takes oath.


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Filed: Country: China
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You can give a shot and re-try, but seems your situation has not changed much so just hope she can make it.

Since she is married to USC is also another deterant in getting B1/2 as ppl have mis-used it in past to enter the country and file for AOS taking an easier route.

Making it difficult for geniune cases..... its unfortunate but that how things are.

Thanks for replying to me, I appreciate it.

J Jax

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Actually, the situation may have changed another way--3 years just happens to be the minimum (for those not married to Canadian citizens--in which case it goes down to 2) for a Canadian PR-holder to apply for Canadian citizenship (edit: if she was there as non-immigrant, CIC does count that time--at half meaning 2 years of non-immigrant status = 1 year of PR for this purpose).

Basically, it is possible that she could apply for Canadian citizenship and then not require a visa to enter US (edit: this is at discretion of the immigration officer). If so, I would suggest that she do so and you wait out in Canada till she takes oath.

Thanks for your reply, yes after 3 years she can file for Canadian Citizenship, but still that process takes 18 months more, but it is still another option.

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