The birth certificate requirement is for children whether or not they’re accompanying her.
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If he sponsored you as well, he’ll have to wait five years. If he didn’t sponsor you, yes he can sponsor his new partner.
There is no easier place to marry. The only advantage marrying in Canada has is that the marriage certificate is in English (or French) and doesn’t need to be translated.
The process of making your partner a citizen is long. You need to sponsor her for permanent residence first. Once sponsored, she has to live here in Canada for at least three years before she can apply for citizenship.
Once you’re married your girlfriend can sponsor you for permanent residence.
If you don’t want to go to Pakistan to marry your Pakistani partner, they either need to get a visa to come here to marry you, or you need to find a third country to marry in.
If they get a visa and come here to marry you, once married you can sponsor them “inland.”
You should worry about getting accepted for PR first.
But, if you get PR, you should get your passport changed if you are changing your name otherwise, when you sponsor your spouse. Your name in your passport should be your legal name.
If you instead got a work permit backed by an LMIA, your girlfriend cannot accompany you unless you are Common Law.
You need to have legal status wherever you are when the application is submitted. So you need to leave Canada now.
Then, he can submit the sponsorship application OR you can try to re-enter Canada legally and then you can submit the sponsorship application.
Yes she can travel with you to Canada and you can sponsor her inland. Her entry will be tricky, as she has to demonstrate “double intent,” to comply with her visitor visa conditions in case her permanent residence application is denied.
During the application she can indeed travel outside of Canada, though it’s better if it’s with you.
You need to marry him to sponsor him. (Or you need to have lived together for at least one year.) So you have two options:
- If he can get a visitor visa, he can come here, you can marry and then you can submit an “inland” sponsorship application.
- Otherwise, you need to go there (or another country) and marry him and then sponsors him for permanent residence.
If you get married, nothing changes. You need to sponsor him for permanent residence. You can read more about that all over this page.