Minor Children, Custody, and Visa to Canada

By Author: Admin | April 4, 2016

The most simple, straightforward application for a permanent resident visa can be delayed or even refused is there is an issue of custody of a minor child.  Such issues are associated with an applicant for a Canadian visa (often a permanent resident visa) who has a child from a previous relationship.  In the best case scenario, the applicant has a custody order and there thus is no concern regarding having the child accompany the applicant to Canada on a permanent basis.

However, the child is the product of another or previous relationship and there is no court order regarding custody, or there is an order for custody that requires further action, then a visa officer would not grant the minor child a permanent resident visa.  Such situations require an extension of time be granted by an immigration officer so that the custody matter is cleared up.

Officers are strict about custody matters as they do not want a visa application to be a tool for child smuggling. If a custody issue  arises during the course of your visa application, contact Chaudhary Law Office.

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