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Sponsorship and ODSP - Questions 

Lsak
Lsak
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Posted On: 5/1/2018
Lsak
Lsak
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Hi I'm on odsp, and want to sponsor my partner. He is American.

I'm currently pregnant and due in November but i have a few questions.

1. If I was to marry him while he is still in America will money be taken from me because I'm Married?

2. How do we start the process of immigration after we marry? We want to do it in land so he can be here for his child.

3. Do we absolutely need a lawyer?

Thank you
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Moderator
Moderator
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Posted On: 5/3/2018
Moderator
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

Regarding your first question,


1. If I was to marry him while he is still in America will money be taken from me because I'm Married?


It is best that you contact your ODSP Caseworker directly for some information specific to your situation and question.

Regarding your second question,

2. How do we start the process of immigration after we marry? We want to do it in land so he can be here for his child.


You can find some detailed information regarding sponsoring your spouse from inside Canada in our Settlement.Org How do I sponsor a spouse, common-law partner or dependent child from inside Canada? article.

Regarding your third question,
3. Do we absolutely need a lawyer?



Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) does not require you to use an immigration consultant or lawyer.

You can find some helpful information in our Settlement.Org Should I get help with my immigration application from an immigration consultant or lawyer? article.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.
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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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ODSP-SPONSOR
ODSP-SPONSOR
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Posted On: 8/22/2018
ODSP-SPONSOR
ODSP-SPONSOR
Posts: 1
Hi
I am on CPP-D and ODSP. I want to sponsor my spouse from outside Canada. I have a son who is Canadian Citizen.
It is my second marriage. I have cleared the sponsorship debt incurred due to my previous spouse.
Can I sponsor my spouse?
Do I need to hire a lawyer?
Your response would be great help.
Regards,
Sam
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