He's already coming from Cuba to Canada, how?
I met Yordanis while on a one week trip with a friend. We hit it off for the three days we knew each other. He wrote me a letter and gave it to me as I left. He asked me to come back for one more week just to spend time together, that he didn't want my money or my country, only to spend more time with me.
I went back 4 months later and spent 26 days travelling around Cuba with him. The first day I arrived he introduced me to his family. We stayed at casa particulars and he always tried to save me money with food and transportation and such. Love was not immediately stated.
Only after my third trip to Cuba, I went back three months later, just to be with him for 2 weeks...I stayed at his parents house. He has started paperwork, now has a canadian passport and finished the medical exam. He's immigrating to Canada, and says his rich family member in the united states has pulled strings for him to live in Canada. He does not know anything about a visa, only says his uncle has arranged things for him. Is this possible? Is there any way he is legitimately immigrating to Canada without having been sponsored, or a letter of invitation, or without being a skilled worker?
Answer by Vic webmaster
I am not familiar with the details of the Canadian immigration procedures, but this sounds strange to me and starts a red flag for me.
I have heard so many incredible stories about Cuban liars and cheating to become very suspicious. As far as I know the invitation letter and sponsorship is needed to apply for an exit visa. The passport and the med.examination are the easy steps in the procedure. Getting the visa for the foreign country and the Cuban exit visa are more difficult and can take several months or even years. Will he get permission to leave? Some Cubans may only leave after 3-5 years
(doctors, medical service, education, police etc.)When he has a criminal record he can not leave.
And will he pay the bills? the airplane ticket?
Where does he get the money from? The average Cuban salary is 25 USD. Where does he work? Does he work or is he a jinetero? I don't buy the story of a rich uncle in Miami. The total cost (invitation letter, visa, passport, plane ticket etc.) is at least thousand USD or more)
I have not enough information about your situation to give a decent advice, but I have a feeling that he is manipulating you. Be alert and slow down don't let them push you. How well do you really know him? Three visits of 16 days is not enough. My comments may sound a bit brash, but it's good to know that some Cubans will do anything to leave the country. Many Cubans think that Canada, the USA and Europe are one big paradise and some are even surprised that they have to work too.
Wish you all the best!