Canada is dedicated to reunifying families together and will be making all efforts to reduce processing times to 12 months and under for inside and outside of Canada applications. In order to do so Canada’s processing centers will not be making any delays with incomplete applications that are missing details (either minor or major). This is critical to the examining process in the beginning before submission. Due to the many changes, that are constant in this program, such as the standard of proof of a genuine relationship that has risen. More documentation is needed to verify bonifide relationships. Thinking outside the box to what makes your relationship dynamic different is important to us. We work hard at reflecting that loving dynamic on paper for an officer to get a real feel for your relationship and love story. Quick processing allows you to build on your family faster; we would love to be a part of this journey with you. Give us a call today.
Definitions of relationships
You are a spouse if you are married to your sponsor and your marriage is legally valid
You are a common-law partner, either of the opposite sex or same sex, if you have been living together in a conjugal relationship for at least one year in a continuous 12-month period that was not interrupted. You will need proof that you and your common-law partner have combined your affairs and set up a household
This category is for partners, either of the opposite sex or same sex, in exceptional circumstances beyond their control that prevent them from living together and therefore cannot qualifying as common-law partners or spouses
A son or daughter is dependent when the child:
- is under the age of 19 and does not have a spouse or common-law partner
- is over the age of 19 and depended substantially on the financial support of a parent since before the age of 19 because of a physical or mental condition
Please Note: Dependent children under the age of 22 will be eligible to be sponsored in the fall of 2017, when changes to immigration legislation will come into force
NOTE: Sponsors must qualify and have obligations to maintain for an extended period of time.