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Conditional PR Provision No Longer in Effect for Spouses and Partners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 […]

How to sponsor my family to Canada

How to Sponsor my family to Canada How to sponsor my family to Canada? Do you think you have done absolutely everything you can in sponsoring your loved ones and are ready to give up? The staff at Akrami & Associates understands how stressful and tedious the process of sponsoring a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner or dependent child […]

Spousal Sponsorship Questions and Answers

Spousal Sponsorship Questions and Answers Spousal sponsorship is the process in which Canadian citizens and permanent residents can apply for their Spouses, Common-Law or Conjugal Partners to immigrate to Canada under the Family Class. When applying to sponsor a family member to Canada you have to demonstrate to Citizenship and Immigration Canada that you can […]

Do I qualify for Common Law Sponsorship

Do I qualify for Common Law Sponsorship and who can sponsor their family under the Family class Spousal Sponsorship in Canada allows couples who have separated due to various reasons such as immigration barriers, financial differences, or domestic reasons, to settle down in Canada together. If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident then […]

Overseas Spousal Sponsorship Documents for Spouse and Common Law Partner

Overseas Spousal Sponsorship Documents for Spouse and Common Law Partner Overseas Spousal Sponsorship Documents for Spouse and Common Law Partner Do you have a spouse or common-law partner currently residing outside of Canada that you would like to sponsor? It is very difficult to maintain a relationship when both partners are living in different parts […]

Spousal and Common Law Partner Sponsorship

Sponsoring Family to Canada Citizenship and Immigration Canada goal is to reunite close family members to Canada through the Family Class. Under the Family Class Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents can sponsor their spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, dependent children and parents or grandparents. Citizenship and Immigration Canada gives Family Class applications highest priority because […]

How can I prove Genuineness in my Relationship

Importance of Proving Genuineness in Relationship When submitting a Spousal Sponsorship application immigration Canada scrutinizes the application to ensure the marriage is not fake and the applicant has provided sufficient supporting evidence to prove their relationship is genuine. Aside from the forms, applicants need to go through extensive police record checks and medical testing. The […]

Family Class Sponsorship Requirements

Sponsoring Family to Canada Under the Family Class you can sponsor your spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, dependent children and your parents. For the purpose of this blog will only discuss the requirements the sponsor has to meet when sponsoring a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner. Who is considered a Spouse? A spouse refers to […]

Spousal Sponsorship Documents for Sponsor and Applicant

What documents should you as the person being sponsored include in the application? There are several different documents that you as the person being sponsored will be required to include within your application. Such documents include, but are not limited to: Additional Family Form –if this applies to you and your situation The Use of […]

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