Getting Married for a Resident Visa


Hollywood tackles the problem of immigration with a simple solution, get married.  In the movie “The Proposal” starring Ryan Reynolds, a 32 year old Canadian actor from Vancouver,  (he is the real-life husband of Scarlet Johanssen).  Ryan plays the role of an ambitious American assistant to a Canadian boss (Sandra Bullock) of a US publishing firm.  Faced with a deportation order for working illegally in the USA, Bullock bullied Reynolds into marrying her to get her immigration papers.

It’s a known fact that the Immigration office will investigate the validity of a marriage and will send investigators to follow suspicious couples and look for telltale signs.  Since intimacy will often be the subject of the investigation, any fraudulent marriages can be easily detected.  In this movie, the fake couple is forced to spend a real weekend at the groom-to-be’s parent’s place in Alaska.

Plenty of laughter in this drama-comedy.  Of course, Canadians would love to watch a fellow Canadian in the movies.

3 comments on “Getting Married for a Resident Visa

  1. It just shows that we are all the same. Canadians wanting to work in the USA, and Americans wanting to work in Canada. Getting married to get a visa….. I can’t wait to see the movie. It’s been rated three stars out of four and the chemistry between Bullock and Reynolds is supposed to be sizzling.

  2. This is truly fun! I always love Sandra Bullock in all her films. Marrying is only a short term solution, there are always problems that would hover around. At least she is only living nearby (Canada) in that film but how worse it can be as in reality where so many marry for money and mostly from 3rd world countries? I heard others were even murdered in those countries.

  3. It looks fun to me! I have a friend who was in that predictament also in Korea.

    He needed to get married so he could privately teach students legally. He never went through with the plan though.

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