Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Canada > Immigration & Citizenship (Canada)
Reload this Page >

Common law Sponsorship checklist question!?

Common law Sponsorship checklist question!?

Old Mar 5th 2012, 2:49 am
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Chilliwack, B.C
Posts: 47
lordchewington is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Common law Sponsorship checklist question!?

Hi, so we're finally ready to send all our stuff to Mississauga and we've checked and re-checked we have everything filled in, however......on the document checklist under number 10 - Proof of relationship to sponsor, it says we need 2 statutory declarations from individuals with personal knowledge of our relationship.

Can these just be a letter signed by a friend/relative, or do they have to be official and notarized? Or are they just extra info and not really needed?

Any help again would be greatly appreciated, thanks for your continued help and support!

Ste
lordchewington is offline  
Old Mar 5th 2012, 3:18 am
  #2  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 583
exenglishman has a reputation beyond reputeexenglishman has a reputation beyond reputeexenglishman has a reputation beyond reputeexenglishman has a reputation beyond reputeexenglishman has a reputation beyond reputeexenglishman has a reputation beyond reputeexenglishman has a reputation beyond reputeexenglishman has a reputation beyond reputeexenglishman has a reputation beyond reputeexenglishman has a reputation beyond reputeexenglishman has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Common law Sponsorship checklist question!?

Originally Posted by lordchewington
Hi, so we're finally ready to send all our stuff to Mississauga and we've checked and re-checked we have everything filled in, however......on the document checklist under number 10 - Proof of relationship to sponsor, it says we need 2 statutory declarations from individuals with personal knowledge of our relationship.

Can these just be a letter signed by a friend/relative, or do they have to be official and notarized? Or are they just extra info and not really needed?

Any help again would be greatly appreciated, thanks for your continued help and support!

Ste
If they checklist says you need something, you need it. Nothing on that checklist should be considered 'not really needed' - no point risking getting your application returned.

They have to be signed by a commissioner of oaths/lawyer. In the UK a lawyers office should do this for you for 5 GBP for each copy. This is a regulated price so dont let them over charge you. I would suggest getting your partners parents and your parents to do them.
exenglishman is offline  
Old Mar 5th 2012, 11:28 am
  #3  
Concierge
 
SchnookoLoly's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Oakville, ON, CA
Posts: 8,320
SchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Common law Sponsorship checklist question!?

Originally Posted by lordchewington
Hi, so we're finally ready to send all our stuff to Mississauga and we've checked and re-checked we have everything filled in, however......on the document checklist under number 10 - Proof of relationship to sponsor, it says we need 2 statutory declarations from individuals with personal knowledge of our relationship.

Can these just be a letter signed by a friend/relative, or do they have to be official and notarized? Or are they just extra info and not really needed?

Any help again would be greatly appreciated, thanks for your continued help and support!

Ste
We got 10 declarations from friends and family, 2 of which were notarised by a UK lawyer. We got a mix of direct family, extended family, and friends to write them, from both of our sides. We sent around a rough template that was broadly:

1) Your relation to whoever you met first (I am SchnookoLoly's mother; I am SLFiance's brother, etc).
2) When you met the other half
3) You are aware of them being in a relationship since November 2008.
4) They moved in together January 2010, got engaged in June 2011, and are getting married in April 2012 [and an additional line for anyone playing a part in the wedding - groomsman, maid of honour, etc].
5) Anything else...

Then a line about "I solemnly and truthfully declare this as the truth with the same conviction as if made under oath" (or something like that), then signed and dated with contact information. As I said, then two were signed by a UK Commissioner of Oaths.

I should point out as well, we added in that 5th bullet for them to write whatever else they wanted so that all the declarations were more personal and were indicative that they were actually different people. Some people wrote just one or two lines, some wrote paragraphs. No idea if it was necessary or not, but we liked it because, again, it made them more personal and less scripted than us just giving a template and saying "fill in your name and sign it".

Hope that helps
SchnookoLoly is offline  
Old Mar 5th 2012, 2:40 pm
  #4  
BE Enthusiast
 
conjonway's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 415
conjonway has a reputation beyond reputeconjonway has a reputation beyond reputeconjonway has a reputation beyond reputeconjonway has a reputation beyond reputeconjonway has a reputation beyond reputeconjonway has a reputation beyond reputeconjonway has a reputation beyond reputeconjonway has a reputation beyond reputeconjonway has a reputation beyond reputeconjonway has a reputation beyond reputeconjonway has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Common law Sponsorship checklist question!?

Oops. I sent in about 6 of them, but none were notarized!
conjonway is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.