Okay, sorry I was so unclear. I was a mess last night.
I was not completely denied. I have 60 days to give more supporting evidence to change the IOs mind. Yes I applied as conjugal partners because the last TWO times I have tried to stay up here for a year, any time crossing the border they have issued me visa records..I didn't know that you could ask to extend your visitor records, but since then have not received a third one... I am planning on staying in Canada for one full year..AGAIN. It just sucks because my mother and my grandmother are both ill and I don't want to miss holidays with them not knowing if it will be the last ya know?
and a correction. I am from Oregon. My sponsor is from Canada. Currently I am in Canada "visiting". Even if I live here without any visa or visitor record, it will not qualify me as a common law because I am only here as a visitor. This was told to me at the border when they drilled me about my application that I told them I applied for in April.
This whole thing is getting ridiculous. The only thing that I can imagine is that it's because I am only 20 years old and that the age gap between my boyfriend and I is 12 years. Which would really piss me off. Why the hell can't I have a genuine relationship that is going to last.
I wrote in my application we don't feel the need to get married, and that we want to be common law. We are not engaged, and that I want to start a family, but that it would be irresponsible to start one with both parents in separate countries.
This next week my boyfriend and I are going to gather more information and statutory declarations that we can send in. I've been saving all my ticket stubs still, and taking lots and lots of pictures. We have opened a joint bank account, I am his beneficiary, the whole shebang. I don't understand what else I can do. I've got all the emails printed out, phone bills saved, etc.
I don't know what else I can do to prove different. My friend and I were talking about it, and maybe this is just a way for them to weed out the people who don't care or are lying?
So maybe the IO is just waiting for me to reply and to fight for it, that will be enough to show him that I am genuine about it enough to care and fight for it and show even more evidence. I was crying so hard on the phone that I didn't hear everything my grandmother read off, but I think it mentioned that I can make an appointment with a local CIC office to have an interview and show all my supporting documents that I gather. I guess I will find out more once I get the letter in the mail next week.
hmm. This officer is going to get such a file from me, he's gonna wish he just approved it!
and thanks Sauga! Good luck!!