Assessing the partnership between partners or common-law partners

Assessing the partnership between partners or common-law partners

This area contains policy, procedures and guidance employed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It’s published from the Department’s site as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Officers must be pleased that the relationship that is genuine. A spousal relationship or common-law partnership that’s not genuine or that has been entered into mainly for the true purpose of acquiring any status or privilege are going to be refused (R4). Similarly, under R4.1, the dissolution of the relationship between two people to get any status or privilege beneath the Act and its own subsequent resumption will result into the relationship being excluded. This means the foreign nationwide won’t be considered a partner, common-law partner or partner that is conjugal the Regulations. (more…)

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