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Hello all! I'm Cvstos, and as you may have guessed, I'm trying to move to Canada. (Go figure, huh?)

I'm from the US, and I've married a Canadian. I'm mostly staying here in Canada with my wife but I need to be able to return to the US periodically, so I plan on applying from outside Canada via my US address.

But, I'm going through the forms and there are a few things that are rather unclear and calling the CIC helpline and using their website has proven unhelpful, so I'm hoping someone here might be able to aid me.

First, the US, as far as I know, does not have a "National Identity Document", so I had to check no there. (I do have a Passport but I don't think that's what they're talking about.) Will this hurt me?

Second, they ask how many years of school I've had. Do they mean after Elementary? (For me, that would be 3 years middle school, 4 high school, 4 college, for a total of 11. Is that what I should put?) It's on form IMM0008END_2D, Question 2 on "Education/Occupation Detail".

Third, which immigration office should I request? The Ottawa one? It seems to have the fastest processing times of the US/Canadian offices. In theory.

Forth, on one of the forms it asks if I'm living with her. I can't but no, because it then asks when she returned to Canada, but she never really left. I could put yes, it's more or less true. We could either have me work but be away from her or be here on a visitor visa and be with her, and we chose the latter. So, more or less I am living with her. But technically my legal address is a US one. Should I just put yes or is there a better way to do this?

That's all I have at the moment, although I'm sure I'll think of more. Thank you very much in advance for any advice I can get. These forms are... intimidating, to say the least.

-Cvstos
 

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Hello all! I'm Cvstos, and as you may have guessed, I'm trying to move to Canada. (Go figure, huh?)

I'm from the US, and I've married a Canadian. I'm mostly staying here in Canada with my wife but I need to be able to return to the US periodically, so I plan on applying from outside Canada via my US address.

But, I'm going through the forms and there are a few things that are rather unclear and calling the CIC helpline and using their website has proven unhelpful, so I'm hoping someone here might be able to aid me.

First, the US, as far as I know, does not have a "National Identity Document", so I had to check no there. (I do have a Passport but I don't think that's what they're talking about.) Will this hurt me? No, "they will know the USA doesn't have such.
Second, they ask how many years of school I've had. Do they mean after Elementary? (For me, that would be 3 years middle school, 4 high school, 4 college, for a total of 11. Is that what I should put?) It's on form IMM0008END_2D, Question 2 on "Education/Occupation Detail". Total schooling years from Grade 1.

Third, which immigration office should I request? The Ottawa one? It seems to have the fastest processing times of the US/Canadian offices. In theory. Ottawa should be fine. If it's wrong I'm sure they will forward to correct one.

Forth, on one of the forms it asks if I'm living with her. I can't but no, because it then asks when she returned to Canada, but she never really left. I could put yes, it's more or less true. We could either have me work but be away from her or be here on a visitor visa and be with her, and we chose the latter. So, more or less I am living with her. But technically my legal address is a US one. Should I just put yes or is there a better way to do this?You are married, right? That is all you need for a Spousal Visa. I think you should put NO in regards to living with her.

That's all I have at the moment, although I'm sure I'll think of more. Thank you very much in advance for any advice I can get. These forms are... intimidating, to say the least.

-Cvstos
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Hmmm... If I mark "no", then what do I put for the "when did she return to Canada"? She never really left, other than short visits to me.
 
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