Common-Law Sponsorship in Canada

How Common-Law Sponsorship Works in Canada Common-law Sponsorship is an option for permanent residency for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident’s common-law partner. These couples are unique in nature as they have not married one another and don’t legally have to in order to qualify under this specific category of the Family Class Sponsorship. The […]

How Can I Sponsor my Fiance to Canada

Is it Possible to Sponsor my Fiance to Canada There are many individuals that are head over heels for their significant other and, thus, become engaged to them. At that point, they would become fiancés to one another. This can be a very hard time for the couple if they are away from each other […]

Important Documents that Support Common-Law Sponsorship

Most Important Documents that Support Common-Law Sponsorship If you are currently in a common-law partnership with your significant other and would like to apply for common-law sponsorship, it is very important to recognize that Immigration Canada is very particular about proving common-law partnerships. The reasoning behind this is because common-law partnerships are not marriages; therefore, […]

Questions and Answers Regarding Common-Law Sponsorships

Questions and Answers for Common-Law Sponsorships In this article, I will be discussing popular questions and answers for common-law sponsorship applications in Canada, as there are several different questions that can arise for common-law partners. Additionally, this will also assist you in understanding what a common-law sponsorship entails. A common-law partner, as Citizenship and Immigration […]

How to Qualify as a Common-Law Partner

Qualify as a Common-Law Partner to Canada Common-law partnerships are unique as the couple is not married; however, they do cohabitate in a marriage-like commitment. Recognizing these types of partnerships are essential in Canadian Immigration and properly assessing them can be quite challenging since they are not in actual marriage. As a result, common-law couples […]

The Basics of Common-Law Sponsorship in Canada

Common-Law Sponsorship in Canada If you would like to reunite with your common-law partner that is either living abroad or visiting you in Canada, then it is best to understand what a common-law sponsorship entails before attempting to submit your application. If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you may […]

FAQs for Common-Law Sponsorship

FAQs Common-Law Sponsorship In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers for individuals who are applying for permanent residency through Canada’s Common-Law Sponsorship program. If a foreign national has been in a committed relationship to a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada for a minimum of one year and […]

How to Prove Cohabitation in Common-Law Sponsorship

Steps on How to Prove Cohabitation in a Common-Law Sponsorship One of the most important factors of a common-law partnership is the requirement of cohabitating for a minimum of one year. This is a requirement in order to qualify as a common-law partnership. Often times, individuals are unsure of how to prove their cohabitation with […]

How to Qualify as Common-Law Partnership

How to Determine Whether You Qualify as Common-Law Partnership In order to determine whether your relationship qualifies as a common-law partnership, you must assess whether you meet the eligibility requirements as per Immigration Canada. Many individuals in relationships may have misconceptions as to what a common-law partnership entails and what is required to be in […]

Conditional PR Provision No Longer in Effect for Spouses and Partners

Spouses and Partners No Longer have to abide by Conditional PR Provision As of April 28, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that the conditional permanent resident status for all spouses and partners sponsored to immigrate to Canada will no longer be in effect. As a result, spouses and partners that immigrate to […]

How Can my Spouse Work in Canada

Ways to Get your Spouse Work in Canada If you and your spouse are currently in or outside of Canada and your spouse wishes to work while in Canada, then you might wonder: how can my spouse work in Canada? The question is a very good one as there are some requirements and procedures one […]

The Difference between Inland and Overseas Spousal Applications

The Difference between Inland and Overseas Spousal Applications In Canada, family reunification is a major component of Immigration and the Canadian government is strongly committed to making this happen for as many Canadians as possible. As a result, the Family Class Immigration category is the second largest category in Canadian Immigration. Specifically, within the Family […]

Changes to Spousal and Common-law Partner Sponsorship Application Process

Processing Times Changes to Spousal and Common-Law Partner Sponsorship For Canadian citizens and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their spouse or common-law partner, it can now be done easier with the new changes that have been made. Immigration Canada has introduced certain changes to spousal and common-law partner sponsorship as of late 2016. It was announced that the processing […]

How to Sponsor your Common-Law Partner

Sponsor your Common-Law Partner Do you and your common-law partner not live together and miss each other dearly? Do you wish to live happily and be together in Canada? Or is your common-law partner currently in Canada visiting you and you wish for them to permanently stay in Canada? Do you wish someone could help […]

Responsibilities of Sponsor

Responsibilities of Sponsor when Sponsoring Spouse to Canada Did you know that a lot of people think that by marrying a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada they automatically become Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada? Unfortunately, that is not the case. When applying to sponsor your spouse or partner to Canada as […]

Common Law Sponsorship Eligibility

What is a Common Law Relationship A common law relationship is not a marriage, nor is it regarded as a marriage in the eyes of the law. According to the (IRCC) or immigration, refugees and citizenship Canada a common law relationship is outlined as a relationship in which you are not legally married to each […]

Spousal Sponsorship New changes

Spousal Sponsorship New Changes effective December 15, 2016 If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada and are 18 years of age or older, you may be eligible to sponsor your spouse under the spousal sponsorship category. The spousal sponsorship is a branch of the Family Class immigration category. Under the family class, […]

Eligibility to Sponsor a Spouse or Partner to Canada

Eligibility to Sponsor a Spouse or Partner to Canada Have you started a sponsorship application and during the process you realized that you are ineligible to sponsor your spouse or common law partner to Canada or simply filed your application under wrong class? When you hire Akrami & Associates our immigration experts review your case […]

Who is considered a Common Law Partner

Common Law Partners Common-Law Partners are partners that have continuously cohabitated together for a period of 12 months and at the same time have strong relationship commitments aside from just physical relationship. So just living together with your partner does not mean you are automatically considered common-law partners. There are many supporting documents the partners […]

Spousal Sponsorship Questions and Answers

Sponsoring Spouse or partner to Canada Have you been away from your spouse, common-law or conjugal partner for long time now and wish to bring them to Canada but not sure if you are eligible or what requirements you need to meet to be able to sponsor them? This blog will discuss general questions and […]

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