Every year more countries and societies accept and legalize same-sex marriage. This relationship status is still a debated subject in many places. In 2021, only 30 countries legally recognize this kind of union (including Canada). That is why the Canadian Government processes sponsorships for same-sex relationships based on the union’s nature, where the sponsoree resides or where their citizenship is from. Same-sex unions may be processed as spouse, common-law or conjugal sponsorships.
Countries that allow same-sex marriage: Canada, United States, Australia, England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Portugal, Brazil, Taiwan, New Zealand, South Africa, The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Finland, Greenland, Malta.
Sponsoring a partner using the common-law stream makes the spouse sponsorship application a little more difficult. The fact that the couple is not married poses a challenge. It is very important to present coherent and complete proofs. Place of residence, shared expenses, invoices, testimonials, time living together, time living apart, and other proofs play an important role. We are Canadian immigration experts specialized in spouse sponsorship applications. Getting a permanent resident visa for your common-law partner will be a very important event in your life.
If you have a marriage certificate, you also have to show evidence that your relationship is real. All the proof that was mentioned above also applies to this stream.
Subjectivity plays an important part in Canadian spousal sponsorships, and we know the process very well. Errors or omissions could delay your spouse’s visa application or even lead to a refusal. As Canadian Certified Immigration Consultants, we can assess you on your application so you can increase your chance of approval.
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