Immigration Lawyer Burnaby - The "Family Class" class of immigration has a goal to help make sure that families are reunited. Our law team can help you reunite your family. We likewise assist with the completion and submission of forms and documents to the immigration authorities. Our goal is to be able to help you throughout the entire immigration process.
The following family members are eligible under the Family Class: spouse, conjugal partner, common-law 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, niece, nephew, adopted child or grandchild. Within this particular country, to be able to reunite a family a sponsor is required. The sponsor must be at least eighteen years of age and a citizen of this country or a permanent resident residing here. The sponsor should 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 forms, requirements, and supporting papers are needed.
Sponsorship applications are typically processed within 8 weeks from the date of submission to the Citizenship and Immigration authorities, as long as all the necessary forms are completed correctly, and all supporting documents and information are included.
A spouse should be legally married to the sponsor by the civil authorities of a nation, and needs to be at least sixteen years old. If a marriage is legal in the nation where it occurred, it is considered to be legal within Canada. A marriage certificate, given by the civil authorities of the country where the marriage took place, is needed to be able to prove that the sponsor and spouse are officially married. A divorce certificate provided by a Court should be submitted in conditions where one of the parties was formerly married.
For a particular time, common-law partners should have lived together with the sponsor in a conjugal relationship. This particular type of relationship begins on the particular day a couple decides to physically cohabit a house. In a common-law relationship, there is no record to be able to prove that a couple is living together. However, there are papers which may help to prove the existence of a common-law relationship, like joint credit cards and bank accounts, property or lease agreements in both names, documents 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 under the age of twenty two. This child should not have ever been in a common-law relationship or married and was financially supported by the parent. The daughter or son may be over twenty two years of age if she or he is unable, due to a physical or mental condition, to be able to support him or herself.
The relationships must be proven through papers issued by civil authorities between the sponsor, the parent of the sponsored purpose, grandparent, or an orphaned family member under eighteen years of age who is the sponsor's sister or brother, niece, nephew, adopted child or grandchild.
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