Immigration Fun

We’re getting all the documents finished for my wife’s visa application for going to Canada. There’s a lot to fill out, but it’s all pretty much done. Just a few things to print out, including photos, and I need to get some photocopies certified at the Embassy next week. Then it’s all off to Citizenship and Immigration Canada!

Sorry about the lack of a significant post tonight.  Been busy.

14 thoughts on “Immigration Fun”

  1. I’m glad the immigration process seems to be going smoothly for you! Immigrating my husband (then fiance) from Australia to the U.S. was a nightmare — but I imagine that’s probably just the difference between the U.S. and Canada. We have extremely harsh and unrealistic immigration policies.

    1. I wouldn’t say it’s smooth, just irritating. And constant worrying about if I’ve missed something. The process is incredibly long, too. There’s currently a potential 17 month wait for the visa to be issued. We’re going to Canada before then, though.

      1. That is such a pain. Daniel’s fiance visa went quickly, but his work authorization took longer than expected, and he STILL does not have his permanent residency. It’s just ridiculous. I hope everything works out for your family. 🙂

  2. Immigrating to Canada was easier for me than it immigrating to the States was for my wife. Coming to the states it was fee after fee and application after application. Going to Canada it was the same amount of paperwork and money, but it was all done at once. Good luck!

    1. The money. It costs so much! At least everything is sent in all at once. Once we do have everything finished, it’ll feel like a weight off my shoulders.

      1. That’s what I liked about moving to Canada, all the payments and paperwork was done all at once. It will be huge weight lifted off and then you play the waiting game.

  3. I hope everything will work out as expeditiously as possible for the visa. My daughter is a US citizen and her husband is UK. He is in the US on a graduate student visa, but after he finishes his PhD, they might be re-locating anywhere in the world. Unless the US gets it act together on immigration reform, it will probably be easier for her to move to a Commonwealth country than for him to get permanent status in the US. It’s really a mess.

    1. I’ve heard immigrating to the UK is also a huge pain. I read a story about a woman who was quite rich, but couldn’t qualify to sponsor her husband’s visa. The reason? Her assets were in properties, which did not count as money. She had to have a minimum amount of money in a bank account. Because of that, they rejected her husband’s visa application. They had a baby, too.

      Canada’s family class visa (spouse and child only) doesn’t depend on assets or how much money I make. There’s no financial requirement, thankfully.

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