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#31 PuntaCana2010

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    Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:39 PM

    Thanks, Cnc. That's wonderful! 8 years and finally going to live in the same country. Soon, no more border crossings. Can't wait!
    Ms325i - FYI - I asked the immigration office in the US if by having a lawyer will expedite the process and they said unfortunatley, no. I agree with the Fiance visa program as it is too complicated. I think we are also going to wait to receive the certificate to then be sponsored.

    Good luck to you and your fiance.

    #32 KelZavs20

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      Posted 29 July 2009 - 09:56 PM

      Originally Posted by PuntaCana2010
      Hey Everyone,

      New to this site and have received great ideas! Thanks!

      As I am Canadian marrying an American living in separate countries- anyone else in the same vote?

      What are your plans for the legalities regarding the civil ceremony? I learnt that in the DR, we will receive the marriage certificate 6 months after?! Anyone have any suggestions?

      I'm not in the same boat exactly, but definitely a similar one. I am American marrying a Mexican...because of immigration nightmares, we are actually doing just a religious ceremony in Mexico, then returning to the US and just doing a small legal ceremony before our AHR. Just an idea for you to ponder...i guess it really matters where you are going to live once married because it can take almost 9 months for immigration to change your residency, during which you cant work in the states!

      #33 moepeedy

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        Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:22 PM

        Welcome and congrats!!!! I suggest having your legal day at your hometown. Saves you tons of headaches.
        Moe's Plannin Thread Super Long


        #34 Ms325i

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          Posted 31 July 2009 - 12:18 PM

          Having a attorney won't necessarily get you your perm residence faster but we hope by using an experienced immigration attorney it will facilitate the process in terms of gathering the correct information, completion of forms etc, etc..I found a downtown firm called Niren & Associates that specializes in Canada to US immigration.

          #35 soon2BMrs.Prince

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            Posted 31 July 2009 - 12:50 PM

            Welcome to the forum!

            #36 Tilly in the Sun

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              Posted 31 July 2009 - 02:27 PM

              congrats! Happy planning!

              #37 cbell

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                Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:18 PM

                Congratulations and welcome to the forum!

                #38 weddingchick

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                  Posted 31 July 2009 - 10:05 PM

                  Congratulations and to the forum!

                  #39 PuntaCana2010

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                    Posted 31 July 2009 - 10:55 PM

                    Good to Know, MS325i. I will certainly look into it. Hopefully it won't cost too much.

                    #40 Ms325i

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                      Posted 05 August 2009 - 10:10 PM

                      I hope it won't cost too much either! I'm going to schedule a consul with them--I'll let you know how I make out.

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