Immigration Lawyer Red Deer - The purpose of the class of immigration known as the "Family Class" is to help make sure that families are together. Our firm's Immigration Law practitioners will help you in bringing your family together. We assist with the completion and submission of forms and documents to the Immigration authorities. Our aim is to be able to help you throughout the whole immigration process.
Under the Family Class are the following relatives: spouse, conjugal partner, common-law partner, adopted child, dependent child, parent, grandparent, or an orphaned relative under 18 years of age who is the sponsor's brother or sister, niece, nephew, grandchild or adopted child. In this country, so as to bring a family together a sponsor is needed. The sponsor must be at least eighteen years of age and a citizen of this particular nation or a permanent resident residing here. The sponsor has to file a sponsorship application to Citizenship and Immigration. Depending on the type of relationship between the family member and the sponsor, a different set of requirements, supporting documents and forms are required.
Sponsorship applications are typically processed within 8 weeks starting from the date of submission to the Citizenship and Immigration authorities, so long as all the required forms are completed properly, and all information and supporting documents are included.
Spouses need to be at least 16 years old and be legally married to the sponsor by the civil authorities of a country. The marriage is considered to be valid in Canada, if the marriage is valid within the nation where it took place. A marriage certificate, given by the civil authorities of the nation where the marriage took place, is required in order to prove that the spouse and sponsor are officially married. A divorce certificate provided by a Court must be submitted in conditions where one of the parties was married in the past.
For a particular period of time, common-law partners must have resided with the sponsor in a conjugal relationship. This kind of relationship starts on the specific day a couple opts to physically cohabit a home. In a common-law relationship, there is no document to prove that a couple is residing together. Nonetheless, there are documents which can help to prove the existence of a common-law relationship, like 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 a biological or adopted child who is under 22 years of age and has never been married or in a common-law relationship and was financially supported by the parent. The son or daughter may be over twenty two years of age if she or he is not capable, due to a physical or mental condition, so as to support her or himself.
The relationships should be proven through documents given by civil authorities between the sponsor, the parent of the sponsored purpose, grandparent, or an orphaned family member below 18 years of age who is the sponsor's brother or sister, niece, nephew, adopted child or grandchild.
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