Adding Spouse to the PR application which is in Progress

Hello All,

I have submitted my PR application as divorce on August 17 2018 and I got remarried in Jan 2019 and recently i got an email to send my passport and also let them know if any changes to marital status. SInce I am married now, I notified them about the marriage by emailing and calling the CIC agent. The CIC agent has sent below email. Did someone go through this process and submitted below documents to add the spouse to PR application? I went through the forms and not sure if i need to Generica application Form IMM 0008 or only IMM0008DEP, IMM 5669 and IMM 5406 Suffice. It would be a big help if someone can share your experiences or any information you might have in this regard.

Good day,

Thank you for contacting Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. As discussed, you will find below complementary information to our conversation:

After applying for permanent residence under the Economic class - Adding a family member

If you are the principal applicant of a permanent residence application already in process, you could add your spouse or common-law partner, dependent children, and their dependent children to your application, even if they were listed as a non-accompanying dependant in the initial application.

To do so, we invite you to send your add-on request through the IRCC webform available on our website. You can attach the following forms and documents in the field reserved to that effect:

Useful tips

  • If you need information to fill out the forms, please consult the Fill out the forms section of the instruction guide found in the application kit that you have initially used to apply.
  • If the newly eligible family member is a spouse, common-law partner or dependent child who is already a permanent resident or Canadian citizen, only a copy of the birth certificate, marriage certificate or proof of common-law relationship and a letter of explanation are required.
  • It may be impossible to add a member of your family to the application if a final decision has already been made.

We hope you will find this information helpful.

Your add-on request will be evaluated by the responsible office. You will be contacted when a decision will be made or if further information is required.

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I too am currently in the process of adding my spouse. I had the same situation as you when my passport request came. Got married and before updating my application I got the PPR email. I sent the passport alongwith updating them about my marital status. They said they won’t stamp it till they process the addition so I requested it back. I filled out all the forms and also sent upfront medicals of my wife. Now waiting for PPR2.

Here’s my thread Travelling to India and getting married after AOR

Did you submit the medicals before they requested ? Can you please share what all the forms you have submitted please? How did you submit medicals for your wife before they submitted?

Yes we just scheduled a medical exam for ircc with our clinic that is approved by ircc (I live in Dallas, Texas so it was Neighborhood Medical). And we got a confirmation page from them which we uploaded.

As far as forms submitted we gave the following doc’s:

Birth certificate
Passport all pages of spouse
Marriage certificate
Letter of explanation
Proof of payment

We used the ircc webform to send all the documents. Took us 4 separate queries.

Thanks for the clarification. SO the clinic did not ask for any letter for wife from IRCC? I will also get the wife’s medicals done in this case. Also, if you don’t mind, can u share the sample letter of LOE ? I was married in January but was busy with getting my wife to usa and i was not sure if i had to update the CIC about marriage as initially i was planning to go to canada by myself and settle there first and then apply for my wife but recently got email from cic to send passport and update them if any marital status change at which point i have updated them. I hope they wont see it as an issue and hoping for best. Also, when did you submit the docs and did you get any response back from CIC and did you get any update that your wife passed the medicals?

Hello Prasan…can u share a sample LOE to add Wife if you have one or can u give a brief overview what are the different points i need to include in the LOE? I am almost done with all docs and working on LOE and any info in this regard will be a great help to me. Thanks in advance.