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Filed: Other Country: Canada

Hi all! :D

I know I made a post about a student visa to Canada in the DCF forum, but I figured that maybe some people in this forum might know some more information. Besides, that question was in regards to filing a DCF, and this question has NOTHING to do with Direct Consular Filing.

Anyway...my question is: On a student visa to Canada, is it legal to marry a Canadian citizen? If I married a Canadian citizen, would my student visa become nullified? For the record, I'm a U.S. citizen and I have NO intention of immigrating to Canada.

I know that if a foreign national were to marry a U.S. citizen in the U.S., the foreign national's student visa would become null and void; however, I have no clue whatsoever about Canada's rules and regulations regarding this scenario. I've attempted looking up the information online myself, but Google has been less than helpful lately.

So help would be greatly appreciated. I apologize ahead of time if my constant stream of questions seems annoying, but I do have a lot of them and everyone here seems quite knowledgable. :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Unless the rules have cahnged in the past two years, no there is nothing illegal if you are in Canada on a student visa and marry a Canadian citizen. You are still bound by the terms of the visa (ie. attending classes, allowable work, renewing the visa as required to maintain attendance and leaving Canada when the visa ends). Your spouse, however, is allowed to apply for you to become a permanent resident of Canada from within Canada rather than apply for Permanent Residence through the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo. You can check out the requirements at www.cic.gc.ca - the Canadian government's immigration website.

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