Common-law partner

Old Aug 28th 2003, 2:13 am
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Mk
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Default Common-law partner

Hello all,

How could one define "common-law partnership"?

I'm interested to emigrate to Canada. I'm of Czech
nationality, and my girlfriend is from Argentina. We
didn't enter any "arrangements" yet.

I'm asking this question because I/we could get
extra 3-5 points on my "common-law partner"'s
education (she has a 4-year university degree).
The problem is that we have no idea about this
"common-law" thing, either in Argentina or Czech
Republic. Thanks!
 
Old Aug 28th 2003, 5:35 am
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Narayan
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"MK" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...

    > I'm asking this question because I/we could get
    > extra 3-5 points on my "common-law partner"'s
    > education (she has a 4-year university degree).
    > The problem is that we have no idea about this
    > "common-law" thing, either in Argentina or Czech
    > Republic. Thanks!

To add to the question above, I would like to find out
what form the "proof" of such cohabitation should take:
how about a formal legal statement to the effect signed
by a couple of witnesses who know the couple and the
extent and nature of relationship?
 
Old Aug 28th 2003, 6:01 am
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David Tew
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"MK" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Hello all,
    >
    > How could one define "common-law partnership"?
    >
    > I'm interested to emigrate to Canada. I'm of Czech
    > nationality, and my girlfriend is from Argentina. We
    > didn't enter any "arrangements" yet.
    >
    > I'm asking this question because I/we could get
    > extra 3-5 points on my "common-law partner"'s
    > education (she has a 4-year university degree).
    > The problem is that we have no idea about this
    > "common-law" thing, either in Argentina or Czech
    > Republic. Thanks!

Unless you have lived together for at least one year (which does not
seem to be the case), you cannot apply as common-law partners. If you
have had an intimate relationship with each other lasting at least one
year, but have been prevented from living together because of
immigration rules, you can apply as conjugal partners. (If you CAN
live together but are not doing so, you don't qualify as either
common-law or conjugal partners.) You will need to prove that you
have had a close relationship by showing records of phone calls to
each other, photographs, statements of friends/family who know you are
a couple, etc. Do a search in this group on "conjugal" and you'll
find more information.
 
Old Aug 28th 2003, 6:20 am
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Andrew Miller
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Nobody can apply together as conjugal partners. Couple may apply only as
spouses or common-law partners. Conjugal partners may only be sponsored by
their Canadian partner later.

Here is the definition of common-law partners:

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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
PART 1 INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION
DIVISION 1 INTERPRETATION

1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in the Act and in these
Regulations.

"common-law partner" « conjoint de fait »

"common-law partner" means, in relation to a person, an individual who is
cohabiting with the person in a conjugal relationship, having so cohabited
for a period of at least one year. (conjoint de fait)
--------------------------------------------------------------

--

../..

Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
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"David Tew" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > "MK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:<[email protected]>...
    > > Hello all,
    > >
    > > How could one define "common-law partnership"?
    > >
    > > I'm interested to emigrate to Canada. I'm of Czech
    > > nationality, and my girlfriend is from Argentina. We
    > > didn't enter any "arrangements" yet.
    > >
    > > I'm asking this question because I/we could get
    > > extra 3-5 points on my "common-law partner"'s
    > > education (she has a 4-year university degree).
    > > The problem is that we have no idea about this
    > > "common-law" thing, either in Argentina or Czech
    > > Republic. Thanks!
    > Unless you have lived together for at least one year (which does not
    > seem to be the case), you cannot apply as common-law partners. If you
    > have had an intimate relationship with each other lasting at least one
    > year, but have been prevented from living together because of
    > immigration rules, you can apply as conjugal partners. (If you CAN
    > live together but are not doing so, you don't qualify as either
    > common-law or conjugal partners.) You will need to prove that you
    > have had a close relationship by showing records of phone calls to
    > each other, photographs, statements of friends/family who know you are
    > a couple, etc. Do a search in this group on "conjugal" and you'll
    > find more information.
 

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