You are a common-law partner—either of the opposite sex or same sex—if:
you have been living together in a conjugal relationship for at least one year in a continuous 12-month period that was not interrupted. (You are allowed short absences for business travel or family reasons, however.)
Do you think you can get exempted the missing days as specified ( from CIC website - sponsoring family - spouse ) in blue letters?
In our case we have a lease agreement for 10 months (beggining Feb 1,2011), the rest we are travelling (declaration from parents of cohabitation at their place), but my partner is leaving back to Canada on January 26,2012. Do know how to exempt those missing days?
Does the Statutory declaration of common-law needs to be Feb 1,2011 - Feb 1,2012 ??