My question is the following: So I came to Canada on 16th February 2020 and Got married to my boyfriend in April 2020.

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Customer: My question is the following: So I came to Canada on 16th February 2020 and Got married to my boyfriend in April 2020. I’m coming from a visa exempt country and so my visitor status expired on 16 August (6 months from the day I entered Canada). We submitted a Spousal Sponsorship application along with an Open Work Permit application in July and still haven’t heard from IRCC. My question is whether I need to apply for restoration of status or am I able to remain out of status while waiting to hear from IRCC? Will my out of status affect my OWP application?
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?
Customer: This is for Canada
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about the visa?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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I believed I already answered you spouse.

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Without the information I requested, I can only give a general answer, but I hope this is helpful.

You can remain in Canada without legal status once the spousal sponsorship has been started. You can get an open work permit.

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