Dear 100 Hour Board,
I recently moved to Canada on a student visa, and slightly more recently got engaged to a cute Canadian (yay!). Anyway, as we're going about planning weddings and locations and whatnot, there has been concern about how getting married will affect my visa.
Someone mentioned that if we get married in The States, that I actually will not be able to return to Canada afterwards(due to name changes or something?) because my visa will no longer match. Someone else told us that if we get married in Canada that I'll have a heck of a time getting my passport and things updated for The States (and then might not be able to return there).
I can find no information on any of these possible scenarios, but I remember a board writer or two who did the opposite thing and got married in The States as a Canadian on a student visa. Do they have any words of wisdom or advice?
At this time, there aren't any Canadian (non-dual citizen) writers who have married Americans writing for the Board. Sorry!
I strongly recommend contacting an immigration lawyer. They know everything you will possibly need to know and will give you the best advice.