I would like ask your help for my sister who's also applying for canadian immigration;
First a background;
She is a nurse who met her partner (f2f) at her workplace in KSA.
They are now both still working in the middle-east-DBX.
They have been together for more than 5 years I think.
Currently they have different residences as my sister was given an accommodation by her employer and she is not allowed to have anybody stay with her.
My question is, What proof/documents can they provide to show that they are common law partners? What are the probabilities that they will be denied?
I`ll take the liberty to answer your question but i`m hoping a senior memebr will give you a better insight to your sister`s situation.
There`s a long list of proofs in OP 2 Manual that your sister and her common law partner needs to submit for a common law sponsorship. I categorize them as hard evidence and sentimental evidence:
.Joint bank accounts and/or credit cards;
• Joint ownership of residential property;
• Joint residential leases;
• Joint rental receipts;
• Joint utilities accounts (electricity, gas, telephone);
• Joint management of household expenditures;
• Evidence of joint purchases, especially for household items;
• Correspondence addressed to either or both parties at the same address;
• Important documents of both parties show the same address, e.g., identification documents,
driver's licenses, insurance polices, etc.;
• Shared responsibility for household management, household chores, etc.;
• Evidence of children of one or both partners residing with the couple;
• Telephone calls.
pictures together, with friends and family members
cards and letters written to each other but should be postmarked
text messages, emails, chat records
receipts of gifts such as jewelries, flowers, etc
letters of support from family and friends
I can`t say if they`re going to be refused but usually they should be prepared to go home to the Philippines for an interview if need be.
Is your sister`s partner also a nurse? I`m just asking because they can both apply under the Federal Skilled Worker. My sister in law`s visa only took 6 months to process from Manila. I believe if it`s a genuine relationship we have to fight for it.