Sponsor My Conjugal Partner in Canada



How to Sponsor My Conjugal Partner in Canada

For many, Canada is a land of opportunity and equality. The same can be said for Canada’s Immigration system which seeks to account for many people in many unique situations. One such unique situation that occurs in the Sponsorship Program is the Conjugal Sponsorship Category.

When people hear the word Conjugal, they naturally assume the literally sense of the word and consider this relationship type to be a physically based one. For Citizenship and Immigration Canada, a Conjugal Relationship is much more than simply a physical one.

A Conjugal Relationship exists where there is a significant degree of commitment between two people but one where a marriage or common law relationship is not possible due to circumstances beyond your control. These circumstances can include immigration impediments, current social or cultural situation of a country etc.

For example, partners who are unable to live together or appear in public together because of legal restrictions in their home country or who have been separated for reasons beyond their control like civil war or armed conflict, for example, may qualify as a conjugal relationship.

Demonstrating this fact can be done but providing the right documentation. By not only providing documents that demonstrate the genuineness of your relationship but also documents that demonstrate your inability to be physically together are crucial to this application type. When sponsoring your conjugal partner, you should include the following documents:

  • Failed immigration attempts, refusal letters etc.
  • Newspaper articles, journals etc. about the social climate of the foreign country in question, if applicable
  • Documentation pertaining to Religious circumstances or impediments, if applicable

These documents will help an officer consider your unique situation and better understand why you cannot be together physically. You will also need to demonstrate how the relationship survives despite being physically apart. Providing letters, correspondence, pictures etc. that denote the genuineness of your relationship will also go a long way with satisfying the officer.

Conjugal Sponsorship is a very unique matter that requires more in depth knowledge than what might be typically expected of a spousal or common law sponsorship. If you find yourself in this situation, contact us so that we may better assist you and go over the options that will help you achieve your goals in Canada.