Uniting a Canadian/American couple
September 6, 2010 9:26 PM Subscribe
What immigration/visa options are there for an American girlfriend and Canadian boyfriend?
posted by rachaelfaith to Law & Government (22 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'll preface this saying I know very little about immigration in general. Here are some of the facts about each of us.
Me: American, current college student (only associate's degree so far), unemployed, living in New Jersey. Very close to family, physically and emotionally, and would like to continue living in the area.
Him: Canadian, some college education but didn't complete a degree and is not currently enrolled. Employed in the Vancouver area. Not as close to family, more willing to relocate. Probably lurking this question. (Hi!)
Neither of us have a lot of money, and unfortunately I hear that immigrating to Canada is a lot easier than trying to have him come here. However, this doesn't have to be a permanent situation- I'm more interested in pushing a long-distance relationship into a 'hey, we should probably live together for a while before anyone does anything irreversible or permanent' type deal.
What kind of options are out there for us?