How to prove your relationship - Spousal Sponsorship Canada

How to prove your relationship - Spousal Sponsorship Canada

When applying for spousal sponsorship in Canada, it is crucial to provide evidence that proves the genuineness of your relationship. The Canadian government takes this process seriously to prevent fraudulent applications.

Here are 7 ways to help you prove your relationship for Canadian Spousal Sponsorship:

1. Documentation

Provide official documents such as marriage certificates, joint bank account statements, utility bills in both names, and any other legal documents that show your relationship is legitimate.

When you work with our firm, you will receive a detailed checklist of the documents you can provide in support of your application. Our lawyers will review the evidence provided to ensure you are providing the correct documents and that there is sufficient records so your relationship is not questioned. 

2. Photos and Videos

Include photos and videos of you and your spouse together at various events and occasions. This visual evidence can help demonstrate the authenticity of your relationship.

When you work with our office, we will provide you a template to help you organize the photos in a way that is easy to follow. It also makes for a very memorable trip down memory lane and some of our clients have even printed their photos professionally to have as personal keepsakes. 

3. Affidavits from friends and family

Obtain affidavits from friends and family members who can attest to the validity of your relationship. These sworn statements can provide additional support for your application. Ensure that these affidavits include contact information and supporting identification so that the authenticity is not questioned. 

5. Affidavit by the sponsor or principal applicant 

 It is important for immigration officers to understand your relationship and the motivation behind your union. Applications submitted by our office always include an affidavit by the sponsor or principal applicant that details the timeline and details of your relationship. This affidavit includes the following: 

  • how you met 
  • details about your first date 
  • interests and values you share in common 
  • how did you know you wanted to marry each other 
  • details about important celebrations 
  • future plans, hopes and dreams

 The affidavit also explains anything that may cause questions. For example, previous marriages, financial issues, and anything else that may raise questions about your relationship or cause inadmissibility. 

6. Communication Records

Submit copies of emails, text messages, and call logs that show regular communication between you and your spouse. This can help prove that you maintain a genuine and ongoing relationship.

7. Joint Travel Records

If you have traveled together, provide copies of plane tickets, hotel reservations, and itineraries to demonstrate that you have shared experiences and have a life together.

By following these steps and providing comprehensive evidence, you can increase your chances of a successful spousal sponsorship application in Canada. Remember to be thorough and honest in your documentation to avoid any delays or complications in the process.

Spousal Sponsorship Immigration Lawyer in Windsor, ON and Troy, MI

Our office can handle cases nationwide in Canada and United States but many of our clients are local. If you still have questions related to your spousal sponsorship or want our help in preparing your application, please schedule a strategy session

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