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Accepted for PR - declare common law madatory

Discussion in 'Permanent Residency Obligations' started by ocad3030, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Hello everyone,

    I just got accepted for PR, with my marital status indicated as "single".
    I have lived with my boyfriend for more than a year now, but we did not declare as common law (he is not applying to PR, and I am not sponsoring him).

    Do I need to declare him as a family member (spouse under common law)?
    Will it jeopardize my PR visa?

    What can happen if I do not declare him?

    Thank you in advance.
  2. If you don't declare him now and land as single, he is then barred FOREVER from being sponsored by you under family class. Not to mention you will have committed misrepresentation upon your landing so would put your own PR status in jeopardy.

    So declare him. Contact the visa office to return your COPR and add him as common-law spouse to your application. He will need to pass medical and police checks.

    The only optional part is if you list him as accompanying or non-accompanying. If he's accompanying you'll both get PR visas together, if non-accompanying you can then sponsor him at a later date (but he still must be added to your app and do medicals and everything now).
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  3. Thank you for your reply!
  4. Hi Rob, I have a similar problem now, my boyfriend applied PR in 2017 and the status now is "decision made". I've lived together with my boyfriend for 16 months until now. We just realize that we are eligible for common law and if my boyfriend declares CIC now about common law and choose non-accompanying will his status change to "in progress" and how long will it take for him to get PR card since his work permit will be expired in June 2019.

    Thanks very much for your help in advance!
  5. Hi, I am not sure if you still on forum but may I know if you declare your boyfriend and how long it took to finish your boyfriend's medical and police checks. I have a similar problem, my boyfriend's APP is "decision made" now.

    Thanks in advance!
  6. Interesting post ! Just follow up ;-)

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