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Proposed legislation for Spousal/Common Law/Conjugal - conditional PR

Proposed legislation for Spousal/Common Law/Conjugal - conditional PR

Old Mar 25th 2011, 11:44 pm
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Did you see this?

See the following link:

http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/20...-eng.html#d114

Official publication will occur tomorrow. You have 30 days to get your comments in. This is what the government is actually proposing:

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada proposes to introduce amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations specifying that, under the family class or the spouse and common-law in Canada class, a spouse or a common-law or conjugal partner who is in a relationship of two years or less with their sponsor at the time of sponsorship application would be subject to a period of conditional permanent residence.

The condition would require that the sponsored spouse or partner remain in a bona fide relationship with their sponsor for a period of two years or more following receipt of their permanent residence status in Canada. Only cases targeted for fraud would be reviewed during the conditional period. Permanent residence could be revoked (leading to initiation of removal) if the condition of remaining in a bona fide relationship was not met.

For all other cases, the condition would be automatically lifted after the specified conditional period had elapsed. Beyond the requirement to satisfy the condition, the conditional permanent residence would not differ from permanent residence.

Given concerns about the vulnerability of spouses and partners in abusive relationships, a process for allowing bona fide spouses and partners in such situations to come forward without facing enforcement action would be developed if a conditional permanent residence period were introduced.



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Old Mar 26th 2011, 3:27 am
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I can only see that as being a good thing when related to marriages / partnerships of convenience.

How exactly this would impact those in abusive relationships that fear they would have to stay there for an extra 2 year period os a worry, that would certainly be something that an overbearing partner would hold over the spouse.
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the proposed introduction of a conditional permanent residence period of two years or more for spouses and partners sponsored as part of the family class or spouse or common-law partner in Canada class category who are in a relationship of two years or less with their sponsor at the time of sponsorship application.

That doesn't sound unreasonable at all. I wonder if conditional Permanent Residency would mean a longer wait to get citizenship.
I read a story in the Toronto Star last year about a woman who sponsored her husband from India I think. If I remember correctly, his PR was declined. They appealed (at her expense) and he did get PR. He arrived in Toronto, got off the plane disappeared and she never saw him again. I felt so badly for her. She thought he married her for love. Things like that must happen frequently in order for them to consider changing the rules.
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