Hi everyone! I find this thread very helpful for me. I am from the philippines and my partner is in Toronto. To give your a brief background of my status. here is my timeline below
Nov 24- approved sponsorship
Dec 7'09- Manila started processing
Dec 11'09- submitted Passport and personal history 1998-1999
March 11'10- Submitted Additional proofs of relationship
June 16- Followed up with MP told were still queued for selection review
March 11- up to this day- No news
We are a same sex partner , obviously applying for conjugal. Our relationship is now 30 months, but when we passed our application last November we were already 20 months. As per leon, as much as possible try to avoid this class, since this is the hardest to prove. But in my case, this is the only route we can go and immigration barrier is existent. I have a half sister in Toronto, but she didn't know first about my relationship. Instead of my partner visiting me last Oct 2008, we decided to apply for a TRV. I asked my sister to sponsor me thinking that my case would be stronger. She had no idea then when I asked , unfortunately I was denied. Another try on Aug 2008 still under my sis , but then again rejected. So our first meeting was in HK , she looked for a part time job to shell out money for our get away. We met in HK March 20 2009- March 30 2009 . She wanted to meet my mom and grandmother so she shouldered the expenses and was able to meet them even for 3 days within our stay. After the first meeting , we came up to sending our application on that same year. While waiting, she tried inviting me last december 2009 to spend holidays with her in canada. Obviously, I was again denied for the third time.
I am one of her manulife insurance beneficiary, we have a same credit card linked to her account. this is where i get her monthly support. We don't have any joint ownership as of yet, due to monetary issues and she wanted us to settle in canada. She visited me on Feb 18- March 13, 2010 here in the Philippines and lived under the same roof. We rented a condo , and the contract lease is showing both our names. We sent them tons of pictures with her relatives in ILOILO, ( her immediate family is already in canada) , friends and likewise. I showed them all the pictures and transactions of the appliances she bought for me and we consider it as conjugal. Proof of exorbitant phone bills, loads ,emails, testimonies from my mom, hers and my Bestfriend. Even receipts of our dates, movie tickets, bus tickets , shopping, pictures of our meal together, social and leisure activities, boarding pass, airline tickets travel together etc. We also sent a 7 page essay mine and hers, and another 7 page email on our 2nd set of proofs to show them that our relationship is continuing and marriage like. Should I say our case is strong for conjugal? We only met twice, as it's hard for me to obtain TRV and she only have 15 days vacation leave in a year and so do I.
My dilemma now is, if I should file a resignation or not. Medical will expire on Sept 11, 2010 ( date is kinda scary i know )
and until now I haven't heard anything if they will require an interview. Correct me if I'm wrong, normally interview date is informed a month ahead. Med expiration is barely six weeks and if they need more information or anything else, should they consider my medical? I am lost, really. Been crying for almost a month, and starting to lose my sanity. This waiting game is heart pounding, and mysterious. Please if someone can give me advise, I don't want to jeopardize my work and burn bridges with my employer. I have seen other cases in the other forum that they got their visa a week before the expiration. I don't want to leave my employer with no options, as I can use it as a reference once i start my career in canada. They will not give me a clearance or certificate of employment if I don't render a 30 day period as part of our SOP. Is it safe to email them about my dilemma? I can't afford to lose my job , I am the breadwinner of my family. My partner support me though, I am just not used of relying or putting a toll on her. She might be earning well, however she also have her own obligations and expenses. I am really sorry for my story telling. I hope I am welcome here :-) thank you in advance for taking your time to read this.