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Conjugal Realationship - Are we likely to qualify ?

Conjugal Realationship - Are we likely to qualify ?

Old Aug 5th 2004, 6:25 am
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I'm Canadian citizen, resident in Canada.

My partner UK citizen, resident there.

Both separated.

We've known each other since schooldays.

Made contact again 3 years ago.

Have spent 4 periods of 2-3 weeks together.Three of those periods in Canada,
one in UK. Same hotel, same room etc.

Have bills etc to back up. Family members & friends willing to testify to
nature of relationship.

Have phone bills documenting hours each week on phone.

Obviously we can't be together in Canada without her obtaining PR status.
Although, technically, nothing to stop me moving back to UK (I was born
there) I just don't want to do that.
 
Old Aug 7th 2004, 11:28 pm
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No. It will be a waste of time and money.

CHC London will only accept Conjugal applications if there is absolutely no
way that you can get married or live as common-law for 12 months.
I see nothing in your post to suggest this is the case.

Sorry for the bad news.
 
Old Aug 8th 2004, 1:03 am
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    > No. It will be a waste of time and money.
    > CHC London will only accept Conjugal applications if there is absolutely
no
    > way that you can get married or live as common-law for 12 months.
    > I see nothing in your post to suggest this is the case.
    > Sorry for the bad news.

Thanks. I would rather have the truth. I assume your conclusion is based on
the fact that I could move to U.K. ?
 
Old Aug 8th 2004, 2:22 am
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Not only on that - also on the fact that you don't have any evidence of
trying to live together for 12 months but were unable due to visa refusals
or other reasons you couldn't overcome. You are simply in
boyfriend/girlfriend relationship (maybe fiancées at best) and it is not
enough.

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"Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "A." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > No. It will be a waste of time and money.
    > >
    > > CHC London will only accept Conjugal applications if there is absolutely
    > no
    > > way that you can get married or live as common-law for 12 months.
    > > I see nothing in your post to suggest this is the case.
    > >
    > > Sorry for the bad news.
    > Thanks. I would rather have the truth. I assume your conclusion is based
on
    > the fact that I could move to U.K. ?
    > >
    > >
 
Old Aug 8th 2004, 3:10 am
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"Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Thanks. I would rather have the truth. I assume your conclusion is based
on
    > the fact that I could move to U.K. ?

No worries, I have just been through this myself, and wouldn't want to see
someone else go down the same route only to be disappointed at the end.

Your best options are:

1) As you suggest, move to the UK for to get 12 months continuous
co-habitation to qualify as common-law. I know nothing about how easy it is
to do the "other way" though.

2) Get married - not the best option by far, but certainly the "easiest"
long-term - you won't need to rely on other factors like obtaining visas and
hoping extensions are granted, etc.

3) www.bunac.org.uk - get your partner over on a 12 month work permit. Live
together throughout, and about 10 months in submit a common-law application.
By the time the visa officer assesses your case your partner will have been
living with you 12 months. Meanwhile, when the permit is up, get your
partner to apply for an extension to stay in the country as a visitor. The
application should be processed within about 6 months, so your partner will
"only" have to be jobless for 4 months.
 
Old Aug 8th 2004, 4:10 am
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Thanks.

You may well have saved me wasting lots of time.

Given ages the Work Permit idea is out.

I suppose her coming here for 6 months then me going there for 6 and then
coming back on 6 month permit would probably work too.
 
Old Aug 8th 2004, 5:01 am
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"Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Given ages the Work Permit idea is out.

This is also not my favourite either due to the fact that there are limited
places on the scheme and obtaining a permit is by no means a certainty.

    > I suppose her coming here for 6 months then me going there for 6 and then
    > coming back on 6 month permit would probably work too.

You need to bear in mind that for the common-law application, the 12 months
of living together needs to be continuous - so the above is fine but only if
you don't take any breaks inbetween.
 
Old Jun 11th 2005, 11:23 pm
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get your partner over on a 12 month work permit. Live
together throughout, and about 10 months in submit a common-law application.
By the time the visa officer assesses your case your partner will have been
living with you 12 months. Meanwhile, when the permit is up, get your
partner to apply for an extension to stay in the country as a visitor. The
application should be processed within about 6 months, so your partner will
"only" have to be jobless for 4 months.


I know this is an old post. But, could Mr Andrew comment on this please? Is this possible? I have lived my partner for abt a year. We were short of 5 days and thats why we decided to apply as conjugal partner. Do we qualify as common law partners now?
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Old Jun 12th 2005, 1:44 am
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Default Re: Conjugal Realationship - Are we likely to qualify ?

Originally Posted by p177772005
get your partner over on a 12 month work permit. Live
together throughout, and about 10 months in submit a common-law application.
By the time the visa officer assesses your case your partner will have been
living with you 12 months. Meanwhile, when the permit is up, get your
partner to apply for an extension to stay in the country as a visitor. The
application should be processed within about 6 months, so your partner will
"only" have to be jobless for 4 months.


I know this is an old post. But, could Mr Andrew comment on this please? Is this possible? I have lived my partner for abt a year. We were short of 5 days and thats why we decided to apply as conjugal partner. Do we qualify as common law partners now?
This old post is not totally correct. To be eligible to apply for common law immigration, you must be able to prove that you have lived together for a minimum of 12 months BEFORE submitting the application, no less. CIC will not give you credit for time together while the application is being processed.
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Old Jun 12th 2005, 7:34 am
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Hi

I am in the same situation as you two. I am looking at ways of getting a visa so I can be with my girlfriend in Canada. I qualify for a work visa, but this will take far too long to come through. Also the Working Holiday Visa quota seem to be taken up.

If you have any luck or info then please let me know

Thanks
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Old Jun 12th 2005, 3:12 pm
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Default Re: Conjugal Realationship - Are we likely to qualify ?

Originally Posted by Jeff
I'm Canadian citizen, resident in Canada.

My partner UK citizen, resident there.

Both separated.

We've known each other since schooldays.

Made contact again 3 years ago.

Have spent 4 periods of 2-3 weeks together.Three of those periods in Canada,
one in UK. Same hotel, same room etc.

Have bills etc to back up. Family members & friends willing to testify to
nature of relationship.

Have phone bills documenting hours each week on phone.

Obviously we can't be together in Canada without her obtaining PR status.
Although, technically, nothing to stop me moving back to UK (I was born
there) I just don't want to do that.
Hi there,
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.

To qualify you have to prove it under the family sponsorship.

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