When married to a Canadian citizen, facilitates the application process for residency. Federal Government favors immigration facilities for such cases.
-The permanent resident of Canada is the Sponsor. The sponsor may be husband or wife, has to take complete needs of the sponsored or the spouse for a minimum period of three years which will also include feeding, clothing and providing a home to live in.
-The immigration authorities conduct an investigation to be sure that the conjugal relationship is genuine. The document would be needed to confirm the relationship between the foreigner and the citizen of Canada.
Information asked for
-Certificate of marriage provided by the civil authority of the nation where the marriage took place.
-Evidence to proof the existing relationship will be needed. Documents like letters, envelops, email copies, online chat logs, cards, pictures, phone bills, copy of airline ticket and boarding passes, passports would be required to submit as an evidence.
-The biggest advantage to choose this method of immigration is, one can acquire permanent residence visa even without demonstrating enough financial resources required for immigration. Here the sponsor is to look into all the financial needs and a copy of the same is submitted with the Ministry of Immigration and Citizenship.
-The professional qualities of a person would not be looked into by Immigration authorities.
-The government gives priority to preserving family organization rather than inspecting the qualification of the immigrant.
-Sponsored immigrant should have a proof of sound health and there should be no criminal record associated with the sponsor in his or her native country.
-The sponsored has to discover ways to support themselves in terms of finances.
- The sponsored can obtain only a permanent resident visa and cannot acquire Canadian Citizenship even after the application is accepted. Getting married a Canadian also would not help the situation unless one has spent a minimum of three years in this country.
-The biggest issue is to prove the legitimacy of the relationship. The marriage can be proved with the help of marriage certificate and pictures of cohabitation. The important questioned raised by the authorities is about the duration and survival of the marriage.
-One has to collect pictures of the couples in various social contexts like travelling together, attending a wedding or any invitation together and even of mundane activities. Getting married to a Canadian citizen cannot guarantee the “permanent resident visa” completely. The authorities would always check back to be sure before allotting any such status to a foreigner.