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Conjugal Partner Visa

The CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) allows the citizens or permanent residents of Canada to sponsor their Conjugal Partner. A Conjugal Partner Visa is obtained under the Family Sponsorship Visa Category. A conjugal relationship is where both partners are interdependent on each other - financially, socially, emotionally and physically.

A Conjugal Partner is different from spouse and common-law partner. Conjugal partners must be living apart due to some unavoidable circumstances. To be able to get sponsored from your partner in Canada, the applicant must be able to show that they have lived together for at least one year and they must be able to represent that they have made serious commitments towards each other. They must also provide a legitimate objective to stay together.

Once the sponsorship application has been approved, the conjugal partner shall be able to live and work in Canada as a permanent resident. They will be eligible for studying in Canada and can also further apply for citizenship.

Conjugal Partner Visa Processing Time

The time required to assess and verify the documentation for a conjugal partner visa where the other partner is living in India is around 12 months. This includes the time required for biometrics, the time required to assess the sponsor and the applicant and the time required to ensure that the applicant meets the requirements for this visa.

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Conjugal Partner Visa Fee & Cost

The sponsorship fee for the conjugal partner is CAD 75. If the applicant is applying for sponsorship as well as permanent residence both, then they have to pay the right of permanent residence fee of CAD 500 along with the application fee. Along with this, CAD 475 for the principal applicant processing fee is also to be paid. The biometric fee for one person is CAD 85. This means that the conjugal partner visa fee would be around CAD 1135 (with permanent residence fee) and CAD 635 (without permanent residence fee).

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Conjugal Partner Visa Rules & Conditions

The sponsor must ensure that they will be able to take care of the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter of their conjugal partner and must sign an undertaking for the same. The time limit of this undertaking shall be 3 years from the day the conjugal partner becomes the permanent resident. The conjugal partner must ensure the following:

  • They are living outside Canada
  • They have been in a conjugal relationship with the sponsor for at least one year 
  • They were unable to live together due to some unavoidable circumstances such as immigration or religious reasons
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Conjugal Partner Visa Requirements & Checklist

Here are some of the important documents that you must ensure while preparing your application:

  • The application to sponsor 
  • Sponsorship agreement and undertaking 
  • Application fee receipts
  • Relationship information form 
  • The sponsor must provide proof of their status in Canada, their financial status, previous relationships, employment details etc. 
  • Identity and travel documents such as a valid passport 
  • Police certificate and medical clearance 
  • Photographs and/or biometrics 
  • Proof of relationship 
  • Family information of the applicant

If you want to know more about the Conjugal Partner Visa requirements and procedure, consult with V2I immigration experts. Our experienced team will ensure that your immigration to Canada is a hassle-free. Call us today for personalized visa assistance.

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