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Please help - Prospective Marriage Visa

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    Posted: 19/July/2008 at 11:09
I am an Australian and my fiance is Mexican. He moved to Canada last
year, and I came here in September 2007 and we have been living
together since then. I am in the process of getting everything ready for
our P.M. application, but I just have a few queries for anyone who's been
there, or who knows about these things:

1. We will be applying through the Ottawa consulate. On the website it
says the visa could take 5-10 months to be granted, yet on the phone I
was told 2-3 months. Which one is more accurate?

2. I am worried about proving the financial aspect of our relationship. We
do not own any property together yet, and the rental lease and all the
bills are in my fiance's name, as he was living here first. Will that be any
problem? How are we to prove the financial side of our relationship, when
we have not established ourselves in that way yet?

3. I have photos of us from the past 10 months, emails that we sent to
each other before I arrived in Canada, and we have written the statements
about our history. However, I will not be submitting any statements from
my family or his, as it will be too time consuming to get them all and we
want to apply now. We will be getting stat. declarations from people here
in Canada who can verify our relationship. Should be get statements from
our families, too? And if so, can I send them in late after I have submitted
the actual application as they will take atleast a few weeks to get?

Thanks, any help will be very appreciated.

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