I have been offered an opportunity to interview for a job that requires relocation to another country. The company is a big US based international company and the position is in Canada.
Before the interview I've been sent an "intake questionnaire" asking questions regarding the relocation, including things like current residence and citizenship, and time that would be needed to relocate. One of the questions is (paraphrasing):
Do you now or will you in the future need immigration support by ###### to work in “country/countries of relocation”? If yes, what is your current status and how long have you held this status?
When answering this question, should I add details about my family and marital status (spouse and two small kids under the age of 3)?
On the one hand this is vital information, in the case that I'm offered the position, I would need not just work visa for me, but also proper visas for my spouse and the kids. In case that the company doesn't sponsor visas for the family, and there is no other way to get them, then I will not be able to relocate and the process is irrelevant*.
On the other hand, to the best of my knowledge, questions about marital and family status are not allowed in the U.S as well as in my current place of residence (the interview takes place in the company's local branch, but, from what I gather, the recruiter is located in the US). So I don't want to put myself in a position where I'm disclosing this information and somehow cause the company to break the law which will harm the application process.
- I don't have a problem with disclosing the information to the company, I just want to make sure that I'm allowed to do so.