• June 28, 2023

    Common-law Sponsorship Canada

    Sponsorship for your common-law partner bringing you together in Canada Are you and your beloved common-law partner currently living apart and yearning to be reunited? Are you dreaming of a happy life together in Canada? Perhaps your common-law partner is already visiting [...]

  • December 2, 2013

    Relationships of Convenience

    A foreign national is not considered a spouse or a common-law partner if the marriage or relationship is not genuine and was entered into primarily for the purpose of acquiring any status or privilege under the Act. In addition, a relationship between two persons that [...]

  • November 25, 2013

    Rights of Fiancé in Canada?

    Canada has one of the most comprehensive and extensive immigration systems in the world, which is geared towards the reunification of family members. However, it has certain restrictions on who actually qualifies as members of the family class and, therefore, those who can be sponsored [...]

  • November 25, 2013

    Common Law Sponsorship: Supporting Documents

    Personal statements are very important; however, just because something is written down does not make it true. Where possible, you will need to provide evidence of the statements you make in your application forms and personal statement.  For example, if you say that you have [...]

  • November 25, 2013

    How to Make a Good Personal Statement

    The most important thing to remember is that you will need to demonstrate that your relationship is ongoing, genuine and you have resided together for at least 12 months. These are the criteria will Citizenship and Immigration Canada will assess when they determine whether to [...]

  • November 20, 2013

    Main Eligibility Requirements

    Submitting an application to sponsor your Common Law Partner can be a stressful endeavor. Many of our clients have an easy enough time locating application forms online but have no idea where to start with respect to gathering documents. Akrami & Associates will guide you [...]

  • November 20, 2013

    We Can Help With Your Common Law Application

    Akrami & Associates and our team of seasoned legal professionals are here to help you! We will begin by discussing your matter at length during a consultation. It is here that you will meet face-to-face with one of our immigration practitioners. If a face-to-face meeting [...]

  • November 20, 2013

    Common Law Requirements

    The common law sponsorship category is part of Canada's family reunification plan. Eligible permanent residents and Canadian citizens who qualify to sponsor may facilitate their Common Law Partner for permanent resident status. In order to qualify as a sponsor, you must: Be 18 years of [...]

  • November 18, 2013

    Completing a Common Law Application

    A common law sponsorship application is aimed at facilitating your partner's permanent resident status in Canada through sponsorship. When completing your common law sponsorship application, there are a number of things you should keep in mind on how to complete your application. First, making sure [...]

  • November 18, 2013

    Documents to Include Common Law Partner

    Canada has one of the most diverse and comprehensive immigration systems in the world. As such, it considers the wide varieties of relationships that can exist between two people. Though common-law partners are recognized differently from province to province, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has a [...]

  • November 18, 2013

    What Does Common Law Mean in Canada

    This is actually an interesting question which is exemplary of many of the common misconceptions of common law relationships. For this reason, let us first understand what common law means for the purposes of immigration. According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the government considers this [...]

  • November 11, 2013

    FAQs: Common Law Sponsorship

    Common Law Sponsorship FAQs Progressively, Canada recognizes many forms of relationships. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to sponsor common-law partners. How do I sponsor my Common Law Partner for permanent residence in Canada? Sponsoring your common-law partner for permanent resident status in Canada [...]