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I am a US Citizen intending to marry my fiance who is a Canadian Citizen (born and lives there) in November 2011. My plan is to move to Canada with my new husband after our wedding in November. We are assuming that the Spousal Sponsorship is the best route. But I'm posting this here to see if anyone out there has some advice in my situation. I need to know if the spouse sponsorship is the best route to take, and if so, once we send off the application, will I be able to move to Canada after our wedding, or will I have to wait till everything is approved? I've been told that I can just go to Canada on a Visitor Record and come back to the States every 6 months until my application is approved. I would like to hear some stories from anyone out there who has been through this before.



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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada

My husband and I have looked into this as well but I have to tell you this is not a site that has any info on going to Canada - try www.canadavisa.com they have loads of info on how to file the required Canadian immigration docs. I'll admit it looks a lot easier than coming to the USA but it does take longer.

Try that site and best wishes!


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2010-10-16: EAD in hand!

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2011-03-17(Day 159): Interview - Review file response

2011-03-18(Day 160): Card production email/text for Green Card!

2011-03-21(Day 163): Welcome to USA letter received

2011-03-22(Day 164): Another text for card production! Start printing GC?

2011-03-23(Day 165): Text/email moving into post decision activity! Mail GC?

2011-03-26(Day 168): GC in hand and done for 3-10 years depending on the citizenship decision...Still unsure!

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2017-02-13(Day 1): Finally made the decision to apply for citizenship. Package went in mail

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

It works the same way as american.

You marry you file and you wait. You can visit if the CBP lets you through.

This website is for immigration to the US not to canada. If you want links for immigration to canada you can find a few in the Canada section of VJ. Go to forums > regional > Canada.

Take a look at the pinned topics.

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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada


I think you want this site, the VJ equivilant for those looking to go to Canada

Good luck

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POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
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April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China

*** not a K-3 visa topic, moving to Canada Forum ***

Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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