If you have submitted a spousal/common-law/conjugal sponsorship application you will most likely be invited for a sponsorship interview. An interview takes place when an immigration officer has questions in regards to your application so that they can get answers from you directly. So typically the interview involves determining the genuineness in the relationship so it will be a good idea to prepare yourself mentally as you will be asked question on your relationship and be able to provide supporting answers to support your case.
Below you can find type of question the immigration officer may ask you to test the genuineness in the relationship. See the questions below and develop a scenario keeping your personal information in mind. If you have developed a good relationship with your companion and you are a genuine couple in a true sense then it should not be very difficult for you to answer these questions. Below are some sample questions that you can expect at an interview:
- When did you meet for the first time?
- Your spouse’s birth date?
- What does your partner do for living?
- What qualification and training does your partner have?
- What is your partner’s salary?
- Where would you live as a couple when you arrive in Canada?
- What kind of relationship you have had since your first meeting?
- Do you and your partner exchange gifts?
- What are your hobbies and your partner’s hobbies?
- Was your marriage arranged and if it was who arranged it for you?
- Explain your marriage ceremony?
- Was the marriage conducted according to your religious beliefs?
- Who came to the ceremony from your side and as well as from the side of your spouse?
- Did you receive wedding gifts?
- Did you go on honey money? Any trips and for how long?
- Do you have any relatives in Canada?
- What are the names of your relatives in Canada?
- Have you met any of the relatives of your partner or has your partner’s relatives ever met you?
- How often do you talk on the phone?
- Do you support your spouse financially or does your spouse support you financially?
- Did you marry your spouse just so you could immigrate to Canada or bring your parents to Canada as landed immigrants?
- Why did you marry your spouse?
- Why didn’t you marry someone from your own country? Why someone from Canada?
- When and where did you live together?
- From engagement to wedding to reception, who attended and who did not?
- What are your future plans?
- If this application is refused what will you do?
These are some of the questions that are expected. It is always wise to prepare yourself mentally and develop a scenario in your mind. If your relationship is genuine in its entirety you will have a little less to worry about. Good luck!
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