Submit the application with any proof of the marriage you have and include a letter saying you are waiting on the marriage license from the provincial Vital Statistics office. If you have written correspondence about the delay, include copies of that with your application.
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You can travel together.
For the Port of Entry, your husband should bring proof of his return flight. If you want to really be safe he bring proof of property he owns/leases in Benin as well as proof of employment. Without proof of a return flight he may be denied entry.
This is not your fault.
There is nothing you can do if he withdraws the sponsorship application or breaks up with you.
The law has since been changed to prevent things like this from happening. Unfortunately for you, it was changed right around when you lost your PR.
He needs to apply for a visitor visa. You cannot sponsor him unless you are married or have been living common law for at least a year.
If you marry after his marriage has been annuled, you will be able to sponsor him for permanent residence. However, if you marry while he is still married, Canada does not care what religion he is (or both of you are). Bigamy/polygamy is illegal in Canada and Canada does not recognize those marriages, even if they may be legal in Saudi Arabia.
Yes, absolutely. This is actally what the Canadian government wants you to do.
But, in this case, you’ll want to apply for sponsorship once he’s left, as it’s officially an “outland” application this way, so he needs to be outside of the country.
That is, unless you meant travel back for work for brief periods. In that case you should go with him, as sponsored spouses on inland applications should have their sponsors with them when they travel outside of Canada.
First, you need to marry them.
Next, you need to download the application off of IRCC’s website and gather all the documentation you need.
Then you mail that application to IRCC, along with the work or study permit application if applicable.
Then you wait 12 months. Normally. But since there’s a pandemic, who knows how long it will take.
Yes, that is how it works.
It’s not a short list, which is why we are just linking to the article instead of repeating the information here.
That is a problem. You were supposed to declare that you were married on the sponsorship application. You should contact a lawyer or a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) to see if you have any options.
Of course, if the marriage certificate is dated after the sponsorship application was submitted, there is no problem.