Immigration Lawyer Regina - The goal of the class of immigration called the "Family Class" is to be able to help make sure that families are together. Our firm's Immigration Law practitioners would assist you in bringing your family together. We assist with the submission and completion of documents and forms to the Immigration authorities. Our objective is to help you through the whole immigration procedure.
Under the Family Class are the following relatives: spouse, conjugal partner, common-law partner, adopted child, dependent child, parent, grandparent, or an orphaned family member below eighteen years of age who is the sponsor's sister or brother, niece, nephew, adopted child or grandchild. Within this nation, so as to reunite a family a sponsor is needed. The sponsor needs to be at least eighteen years of age and a citizen of this nation or a permanent resident residing here. The sponsor needs to 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 requirements, supporting documents and forms are required.
Sponsorship applications are normally processed in 8 weeks starting from the date of submission to the Citizenship and Immigration authorities, as long as all the required forms are accomplished properly, 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 has to be at least sixteen years old. If a marriage is valid in the country where it happened, it is considered to be valid in Canada. A marriage certificate, provided by the civil authorities of the nation where the marriage occurred, is needed to prove that the sponsor and spouse are legally married. A divorce certificate given by a Court must be provided in conditions where one of the parties was married before.
A common-law partner must have resided along with the sponsor in a conjugal relationship for a specific time. A common-law relationship begins on the day a couple decides to physically share a house. Within a common-law relationship, there is no record to be able to prove that a couple is residing together. Nonetheless, there are documents that may help to prove the existence of a common-law relationship, like for example joint credit cards and bank accounts, property or lease agreements in both names, papers showing the same address, and insurance policies.
A dependent child under the Family Class, is a dependent child is either a biological child or adopted child below the age of 22. This child should not have ever been in a common-law relationship or married and was supported financially by the parent. The daughter or son could be more than twenty two years of age if he or she is incapable, because of a mental or physical condition, in order to support her or himself.
The relationships should be proven through papers issued by civil authorities between the parent of the sponsored child, the grandparent, the sponsor, or an orphaned relative under 18 years of age who is the sponsor's sister or brother, nephew, niece, adopted child or grandchild.
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