Gay Marriage Rights for Canadian Immigrants
Gay Couple Immigrants in Canada enjoy better civil rights
The country which is known for an “immigrant friendly” approach is also quite favorable towards “Same Sex Marriage”, even if it involves an immigrant.
There are many countries not appreciating such a relationship, there are immigrants moving to Canada to enjoy an improved civil rights and a better adapted society.
Many of the couples move in to this nation as entrepreneurs, skilled workers or even through a self-employment.
Process of making application
Any of the two people amongst the couple can become the principal applicant while placing the application. The other person can be termed as “common-law-partner”.
Even a national couple can also apply under this category.
The Principal Applicant can when becomes the permanent resident enjoys the right of sponsoring his or her partner. This sponsorship can be made under the category of “Family Class”.
Once, an immigrant turns into a “permanent resident” he can apply for “Citizenship” in three years’ time.The other option is to apply individually.
Sponsorship by Canadian partner
Out of the two partners, if one is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or to be more precise, a Canadian then he or she can always sponsor the other partner for coming to the country.
Various categories of making an application
If one of the partners is Canadian then he can sponsor the other one under this category.
In this case, the other partner wold be regarded as spouse or common-law-partner or conjugal partner.
The other categories under which a person can make his or applications are skilled worker, entrepreneur, investor or even self-employed.
The criteria to be met by the couples
The married partners will have to submit valid legal documents to prove that their marriage was held at embassies or consulates of other countries before making the application for sponsorship.
Immigration Officials prefer the ceremony of the gay couples to be organized at embassies or consulates, especially in eh countries where such marriages are termed legal.
Hence, whenever a gay couple intends to immigrate to Canada, a set of rules are to be followed. There could be cases wherein one of them is a Canadian and there could be other cases when both the partners are from the same country or may belong to two different countries.