How can a US citizen get a year-long visa in Canada?
June 2, 2006 7:37 AM Subscribe
Canadian Visa Questions: How can a USA citizen who is engaged to a Canadian citizen live for around a year in Canada prior to the marriage?
posted by Inkoate to Law & Government (20 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My sister is currently engaged to a Canadian citizen who lives in Toronto. They're planning to get married in a bit more than a year, and my sister would like to live in Toronto with her fiancee for that time to help with the wedding planning.
Unfortunately, the visitor's visa that a US citizen gets when s/he enters Canada is only good for 6 months, and since she's planning on becoming a Canadian citizen once her marriage occurs, she'd obviously like to avoid pissing off the Canadian immigration service.
Does anyone know of a way to get an extended visitor's visa, or if my sister should be looking into a different kind of visa I'm unaware of?