Can I live in Canada if I marry a Canadian?

Can I live in Canada if I marry a Canadian?

If you and your spouse decide that you want to live in Canada, the spouse with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency can sponsor the other. There are several steps to take to begin the process but typically the answer is yes, you can live in Canada if you marry a Canadian.

What happens if an American marries a Canadian in Canada?

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Moving to Canada: A U.S. resident who marries a Canadian may apply for an immigrant visa if living outside Canada, or may apply for permanent residence from within Canada if currently living in Canada. Canada recognizes both same-sex and opposite-sex marriages for immigration purposes.

Can you get married in Canada as a US citizen?

Yes, you can get married in Canada while visiting from another country either with a visitor visa or a temporary resident's visa. Marriage in Canada is an option available to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to marry a foreign partner.

Is a US marriage valid in Canada?

Marriages that are legally performed in a foreign country are usually valid in Canada, and you do not need to register them in Canada. Marrying a citizen of another country may automatically make you a citizen of that country.

Can you get Canadian citizenship through marriage?

Marrying a Canadian citizen doesn't give you citizenship. There isn't a special process for spouses of Canadian citizens. You must meet several requirements to apply for citizenship. You must be physically present in Canada for at least 1,095 days during the five years right before the date you applied.

Can I live in Canada and not be a citizen?

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Permanent residency in Canada is a status granting someone who is not a Canadian citizen the right to live and work in Canada without any time limit on their stay.

Can a Canadian citizen sponsor a non family member to Canada?

If you are a Canadian citizen not residing in Canada, you may sponsor your spouse, common-law or conjugal partner and/or dependent children who have no dependent children of their own. You must demonstrate that you will live in Canada once they become a permanent resident.