Can we still apply for a Canadian spousal visa if he goes away for 6 months?
October 28, 2010 2:46 PM Subscribe
Canadian spousal visa question - is it possible for two EU citizens (me and SO, unmarried) to apply for a spousal visa if he goes away for six months to work in the meantime? Lots of minutae inside.
posted by everydayanewday to law & government (5 answers total)
SO and I have been together for 7 years, but had a 2 year break ending last year. We have moved back in together, and have been living together for the past 5 months.
He works in the FX industry in London but wants to work in Vancouver. An agency over there has offered him a job starting next month, on a six month contract. I think he should go, as he really wants this and that isn't long in the course of how long we hope to be together. However, he wants to relocate there for good and that means we need a shared visa. You're supposed to be together at least 9 months before they grant it, but will it throw a spanner in the works if we apply when he comes back, or do I just show them evidence of our correspondence? If anyone who has any experience with this can offer any insight or advice I'd be most grateful. I've looked around for information on the interwebs but am not having any joy with working out how this might affect us long-term.