Evaluating the connection between partners or common-law lovers

Evaluating the connection between partners or common-law lovers

This area contains policy, procedures and guidance utilized by IRCC staff. It’s posted regarding the department’s web site as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Officers ought to be pleased that a relationship that is genuine. A spousal relationship or common-law partnership that’s not genuine or that has been entered into mainly for the intended purpose of acquiring any status or privilege will likely be refused (R4). Likewise, under R4.1, the dissolution of the relationship between two individuals to get any status or privilege beneath the Act and its own resumption that is subsequent will within the relationship being excluded. Which means the foreign nationwide won’t be considered a partner, common-law partner or partner that is conjugal the Regulations. R4.1 is applicable whether or not the one who seeks to obtain status or privilege via a bad faith relationship could be the sponsor, the internationwide national being sponsored or even a third-party international nationwide.

Officers should examine the papers submitted as evidence of the connection to ensure they’re not fraudulent.