Canada regards legal marriages in other countries as legal marriages with very few exceptions. If you marry in a third country where same sex marriage is legal, there is no reason to suspect Canada will not acknowledge it.
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Yes, absolutely. A divorce in Canada is considered legal by most countries, if not the Philippines.
No. If you marry you can sponsor her for permanent residence. At this time she could apply for an open work permit.
If you marry a Canadian nothing will happen to your status.
Your Canadian spouse would have to sponsor you for permanent residence. The process will take about one year from the time you submit the sponsorship application (after your marriage).
Yes, you can legally marry in Canada. There is no requirement that your spouse live here afterwards.
She will need her passport. She may need proof of single status. Contact the municipal office in New Brunswick where you are going to apply for the marriage license to confirm if she needs proof of single status.
Probably not, but to be safe call the municipal office where you plan to get married to confirm he does not need proof of single status from Portugal.
You cannot lose your citizenship through divorce.
Canada recognizes legal marriages in other countries so there is no need to marry here too as long as initial marriage is legal.
However, you wish to do so before the sponsorship for some reason, you’ll have to be invited and come here on a visitor visa.
The easier thing would be to get sponsored first and then have the Canadian marriage celebration after you get here.
You have to write her a letter to invite her.
The visa application costs CAD$100.
If you or her state that marriage is the main reason for the trip to Canada her application will likely be refused.
Make sure you both have photo IDs.
Get a marriage license application from your local municipal office.
Fill it out.
Take it to to municipal.
Pay the fee.