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arlinns
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Posted On: 3/17/2022
arlinns
arlinns
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My boyfriend, from Ireland, and I are looking to get married this year if we can. I can't find anywhere that specifies whether or not he has to be here on a Visa in order to get married? Would we still be able to get married if he came over to visit for a short period of time, or does he need to have a valid visitor's visa?

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Posted On: 3/24/2022
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You can find some detailed information in our Settlement.Org articles How do I get married in Ontario? and Who can get married in Ontario?

Here is an excerpt,

To get married in Ontario, you do not have to be a Canadian citizen or live in Ontario. The first step to getting married in Ontario is to get a marriage license.


You can get married as a visitor in Ontario, but you may wish to consult a lawyer or immigration consultant regarding immigration and sponsorship pathways for your partner if you wish to live here. You may find helpful information in the Settlement.Org articles, How do I find a lawyer? and What other kinds of legal help can I get? on how to find a reputable and registered lawyer or immigration consultant.


It may also help to connect with a community resource navigator at 211 to narrow your search. 211 Ontario is a free, confidential service. Their phone service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Here is a link to their live chat if you prefer to communicate online. Their live chat service is available Monday to Friday from 7am-9pm ET.

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.


Sincerely,


Your Settlement.Org team
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