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I’m a Canadian citizen. My girlfriend is based in the Philippines. We can either have a civil wedding in the Philippines or here in Canada. My question is: are there advantages if we do our civil wedding in Canada insofar as applying for permanent residence of my future wife? Will the the processing of permanent be faster?
A Canadian marriage certificate doesn’t have to be verified in the same way a Filipino marriage certificate must be, but that will not necessarily speed up your sponsorship application.