Immigration Lawyer Mississauga - The "Family Class" class of immigration has a reason to help make sure that families are together. Our law group can help you bring your family closer together. We even help with the submission and completion of forms and documents to the immigration authorities. Our objective is to be able to help you during the whole immigration process.
The following family members are eligible under the Family Class: common-law partner, spouse, conjugal partner, dependent child, adopted child, grandparent, parent, or an orphaned family member under 18 years of age who is the sponsor's brother or sister, nephew, niece, grandchild or adopted child. In this particular nation, in order to bring a family together a sponsor is considered necessary. The sponsor should be at least 18 years of age and a citizen of this particular country or a permanent resident residing here. The sponsor must file a sponsorship application to Citizenship and Immigration. Depending on the type of relationship between the sponsor and the family member, a different set of supporting papers, forms and requirements are required.
A sponsorship application is often processed within eight weeks from the date it is submitted to Citizenship and Immigration authorities, so long as all the required forms are correctly completed, and all information and supporting documents are included.
A spouse has to be officially married to the sponsor by the civil authorities of a country, and must be at least sixteen years old. If a marriage is legal in the country where it took place, it is considered to be valid in Canada. A marriage certificate, provided by the civil authorities of the country where the marriage happened, is considered necessary to prove that the spouse and sponsor are legally married. A divorce certificate provided by a Court must be submitted in situations where one of the parties was previously married.
A common-law partner should have resided with the sponsor in a conjugal relationship for a particular period of time. A common-law relationship starts on the day a couple chooses to physically share a home. Within a common-law relationship, there is no record to be able to prove that a couple is residing together. Then again, there are papers which can help to prove the existence of a common-law relationship, such as joint bank accounts and credit cards, lease or property agreements in both names, insurance policies and papers showing the same address.
Under Family Class, a dependent child is an adopted or biological child who is below 22 years of age and has never been in a common-law relationship or married and was financially supported by the parent. The daughter or son could be over 22 years of age if he or she is not capable, due to a mental or physical condition, so as to support her or himself.
The relationships should be proven through papers provided by civil authorities between the grandparent, the sponsor, the parent of the sponsored child, or an orphaned relative under eighteen years of age who is the sponsor's sister or brother, niece, nephew, adopted child or grandchild.
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