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Family Class : Sponsoring the permanent residence of your conjugal partner

Do you want to sponsor your partner to come to Canada but has doubts on whether you are qualified to do it because you are not married with him or her, or you are not common-law partners, and you both have been unable to live together continuously for one year, due to circumstances beyond your control, such as immigration barrier, religious reasons, marital status, or sexual orientation?

If you are not married or not in common law relationship with him or her, you can sponsor him if he or she is your Conjugal Partner.

You can sponsor your conjugal partner if there is a significant degree of attachment between the two of you, implying not just a physical relationship but a mutually interdependent relationship, and you have been in a genuine relationship for at least 12 months where marriage or cohabitation has not been possible due to barriers such as sexual orientation, religious faith, etc.

This Conjugal partner category is for foreign national partners of Canadian or permanent resident sponsors who would normally apply as common-law partners but are unable to live together continuously for one year, due to circumstances beyond their control, such as immigration barrier, religious reasons, marital status, or sexual orientation.

In most cases, the foreign partner is also not able to marry their sponsor and qualify as a spouse. In all other respects, the couple is similar to a common-law couple or a married couple, meaning they have been in a bona fide (genuine) conjugal relationship for a period of at least one year.

However, a significant degree of attachment and mutually interdependent relationship must be demonstrated between both partners for this category. They must also provide proof of what obstacles (or restrictions) exist that prevent cohabitation or marriage.

[Source: www.cic.gc.ca]

For more information or free assessment of your qualifications, call us at Phone No. 905­564-­99-31 or email us at info@icaninc.ca.

By ICAN Inc.

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