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Almelo, The...
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Can I still visit?

My and my girlfriend had a relationship for 3 years in Canada, my girl is Canadian and I'm Dutch.

First we met each other in Canada, and I stayed for 10 days, it went perfect and we fell in love. I went back to Holland, for 2 weeks and returned happy to Canada. I stayed for the permitted 6 months.

After the 6 months I returned to Holland again for a month, my girl and her 3 year old son came with me. We both had plans to live with each other and build up a future in Canada. We both closed my house, meaning, sold my personal belongins, stop the rent, informed everyone, etc, etc.

We returned to Canada for good, although I could stay for only 6 months. My girl had a plan to sponsor me but alot of circumstances screwed it up. 2 un-wanted movings (Landlords!) Her ex wanted her children, money problems, tiny little argues between us cause of the circumstances.

I overstayed the 6 months big time, more then 5 months. And we were both stressed out and didn't know what to do. A break up followed. At the moment I'm building up my life again slowly.

I would like to return to Canada to visit my girlfriend, cause we broke up as good friends.

what are my chances to return for a visit to Canada for a month or 3 weeks? I have the stamps with the dates of my flights, and they can see my overstay (I think) when I returned to Canada they didn't say anything at the passport controle.

answers, tips and advices are very welcome....

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1. Re: Can I still visit?

You should address your questions to the appropriate authorities.

Almelo, The...
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2. Re: Can I still visit?

And what are the appropriate authorities?

And where can I find them? I really could use any help with this...

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4. Re: Can I still visit?

Hi Gerhardus034;

I would suggest also contacting the Canadian Embassy nearest you.


Best Regards

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5. Re: Can I still visit?

Hi Gerhardus034,


Indeed NO ONE here on the Travel Forums are going to be able to help you... you'll be dealing either with Canada Border Services Agency (Customs & Border Control) OR in your situation more than likely will be referred on to Citizenship & Immigration Canada... see this HOT TOPICS Page = http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp

Hard to say whether you’ll be allowed back in or not… having over stayed your welcome without going thru the appropriate channels to get an Extension, may not bode well for you in the long run (shows you can be unreliable).



Almelo, The...
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6. Re: Can I still visit?

hey! , thanks guys!

Ottawa, Canada
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7. Re: Can I still visit?

Hi Gerhardus03,

Good Luck !!



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