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PR/Common Law Sponsorship - both living in the UK

Old Mar 16th 2013, 2:07 am
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My boyfriend and I want to move to Canada next year to live and work. His mum is Canadian and he has a certificate of citizenship, but he has never lived there, and I've never even been there. We have been together for 7 years and have been living together for 4 - we have a joint tenancy on our flat, joint bank account etc.

Do you think that the fact I've never been to Canada would cause any problems with application? I thought about doing the IEC route, but I heard that it's harder to get decent jobs on IEC because you're only permitted to work for a year, and I know loads of people who were already in Canada got screwed over this year because the applications opened much later than usual. So for security, I would rather go down the PR route if I can.

My second question is which forms I'm meant to fill in? I did the questionnaire on the CIC website and it gave me the forms to complete, which are IMM1344E, IMM5409E, IMM5481E, IMM549WE and IMM5540E. I haven't read through all of them yet, but I looked through the sponsor questionnaire and it makes it sound like the form is meant to be for a sponsor who is already in Canada? For example question 8 'Have you resided in countries other than Canada?'
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Old Mar 16th 2013, 5:27 pm
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Do you think that the fact I've never been to Canada would cause any problems with application?
Not to CIC, but personally I would and did see what I was letting myself in for before just going for it.

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My second question is which forms I'm meant to fill in?
There is a checklist of forms/info required on the sponsorship form and applicant form. Its different requirements for different people.
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Old Mar 17th 2013, 12:51 am
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Default Re: PR/Common Law Sponsorship - both living in the UK

Originally Posted by rosay
Hi all

My boyfriend and I want to move to Canada next year to live and work. His mum is Canadian and he has a certificate of citizenship, but he has never lived there, and I've never even been there. We have been together for 7 years and have been living together for 4 - we have a joint tenancy on our flat, joint bank account etc.

Do you think that the fact I've never been to Canada would cause any problems with application? I thought about doing the IEC route, but I heard that it's harder to get decent jobs on IEC because you're only permitted to work for a year, and I know loads of people who were already in Canada got screwed over this year because the applications opened much later than usual. So for security, I would rather go down the PR route if I can.

My second question is which forms I'm meant to fill in? I did the questionnaire on the CIC website and it gave me the forms to complete, which are IMM1344E, IMM5409E, IMM5481E, IMM549WE and IMM5540E. I haven't read through all of them yet, but I looked through the sponsor questionnaire and it makes it sound like the form is meant to be for a sponsor who is already in Canada? For example question 8 'Have you resided in countries other than Canada?'
Your partner can sponsor you as his common-law partner for Permanent Residence. He can do it whilst you are living in the UK as he is a Canadian Citizen. Once you submit the application, it should take about 8 months for you to get PR.

The forms you and he will need to fill out are here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/informa...cations/fc.asp

Have a read through the guide and if you have any other questions, fire away!

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