Canadian citizens and permanent residents may sponsor a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner to become a Permanent Resident in Canada. The Sponsor shall sign an agreement with the Canadian Government stating his/her responsibility to financially support the sponsored spouse for 3 years.
Common-law Partner. You can be considered common-law partners if you and your partner have lived together in a conjugal relationship for at least 12 months without interruption (some exceptions apply) and have combined your affairs. The common-law partner can be of the same or opposite sex.
Conjugal Partner. If you and your partner have been unable to live together due to circumstances beyond your control, but meet the other criteria for spousal or common-law sponsorship, then you may be considered a conjugal partner. The conjugal partner can be of the same or opposite sex.
Spousal Sponsorship is a two-fold process. The first stage is the assessment of the sponsor’s eligibility, and the second stage is the assessment of the sponsored person’s eligibility. There are certain criteria that need to be met to be successful in both stages. Two options are available to process spousal sponsorship: the family class being processed outside Canada or the In-Canada class. The type of application will depend on the family situation.
A marriage certificate alone does not prove a genuine relationship and therefore does not guarantee the issuance of a permanent resident visa. This is where Love Canada Immigration Consultancy can help.