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I am South African, a PR of Canada, married to a Canadian citizen,

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I am South African, a PR of Canada, married to a Canadian citizen, but we live in Panama. We were married in South Africa. Can I file for divorce in Canada
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Been living outside of Canada since 1997. We have been separated here in Panama for 2 years. Want to finalize
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 6 months ago.
Unfortunately, it is not possible for you to apply for a divorce in Canada.To be able to apply for divorce in Canada one of you has to have been living in Canada in one province for at least one full year before applying in that province.As you have been living in Panama the only way Canada would recognize your divorce at this point is if you get divorced in Panama.Let me know if you need any further clarification.

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