The most important requirement for a sponsoring your spouse or common-law partner or your conjugal partner is to prove the
genuineness of the relationship. Canada has been subjected to many fraudulent applications. People have tried to sponsor spouses or partners to Canada just to get the person in Canada, and not because of the
genuine relationship they share.
Therefore, Canadian authorities are extremely careful when it comes to evaluating
spousal sponsorship applications. The officers will look for evidence that proves that your relationship is genuine. It is up to the applicant to prove that their marriage is genuine.
The question is that how can you actually prove that your relationship is true. It is all about presenting the right evidence; a simple marriage certificate may not be enough. Here are some of the things you may be able to submit:
- Any house ownership or lease agreements (owned or lived in jointly)
- Joint bank accounts
- If you are paying for their expenses ( proof of transactions)
- Children together
- Pictures of the couple together from various occasions
- Vacation you both may have been to together
- Naming each other as beneficiaries on insurance policies
- Any property you may own together
This is just a short list of ideas that may be helpful, but providing sentimental evidence, like pictures from various occasions or love letters may very well help your case.
If you have any questions about spousal sponsorships or about the application process contact us today!