July 2, 2019
A Canadian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to sponsor a family member who is either their spouse, parent, grandparent or child to get their PR status. By applying this way, the applicant does not need to satisfy the conditions of having to provide documents on their academic record, job, or language tests to complete the application.
These documents are a must to increase your chances of success
How much time you have previously
spent in your relationship prior to your marriage will not affect the outcome
of your application. Most importantly, your application will be evaluated based
on the documents you provide to prove the credibility of your relationship,
especially in terms of intent (whether the marriage was solely for the purpose
For example, if you met the person online, haven’t yet met your partner in person and make the decision to marry suddenly, it would be harder to prove that your relationship is authentic.
Mutual exchanges done through E-mail or SNS, photos of vacations you went on together, photos of having met each other’s family, or files relating to a joint bank account created under both you and your partner’s names, are all documents which you can include in the application to show the authenticity of your relationship.
While any country is fine, your marriage needs to have taken place in a country where it’s legally permitted to do so. No country is better for your application than another.
If you got married in Canada, please provide a copy (not the original copy) of your Marriage Certificate to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Depending on the province, and any additional fees that may be charged for rush service, you may get your marriage certificate in about one week.
If you have gotten married in Japan, be sure to include a Kosekitohon (Family Registry) copy, along with the English translation of your proof of marriage by a certified translator.
You may also include reservation proof, invitation cards from your marriage ceremony, a copy of your engagement ring insurance policy and/or your boarding pass for your honeymoon trip.
It is recommended to include as
many supporting documents as possible, and not to only submit the required
listed documents in the document checklist. This is so as to not give the
impression of a marriage for immigration purpose.
It is also recommended to wait to submit your application, and to have all relevant documents to be submitted in order first.
If there are any discrepancies on
your application forms or documents you’ve submitted, your application may take
longer to be processed and you may be requested to submit additional documents.
Remember to include all relevant documents while being mindful of the officer’s perspective when evaluating your application so that both you and your spouse may spend a wonderful time together in Canada!
If you have questions related to the PR visa by a marriage program, contact us.
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Yumi Ueda, LLB 【Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant】
埼玉県出身。法学部卒業。2003年カナダに移住。ブリティッシュコロンビア大学（UBC）移民法プログラム修了。カナダの様々な移民コンサルタント・弁護士事務所にて勤務。2007年より、大手法律事務所・Davis LLP(2015年よりDLA Piper LLPに統合）に勤務。2009年、カナダ政府公認移民コンサルンタントの国家試験に合格。2016年に移民コンサルタント事務所、YuPass Canada Immigration Inc.を設立。これまでに個人・企業を含め、世界28か国1,000人以上のビザ取得をサポート。Canadian Association Of Professional Immigration Consultants会員。
Originally from Saitama, Japan and immigrated to Canada in 2003. Graduated from the Immigration Practitioner program at University of British Columbia in 2005. Worked at an immigration division of Davis LLP (integrated to the world’s largest law firm DLA Piper) from 2007 to 2016. In 2009, passed the national exam of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), and became a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. Established YuPass Canada Immigration Inc. in 2016. Has experience with assisting over 1,000 customers from 28 countries. Member of Canadian Association Of Professional Immigration Consultants.