I sponsored my current spouse 6 years ago and we are now separated but not yet divorced. It could take a while. I have a boyfriend who is from Ivory Coast but living as a refugee in Italy. He has a full time job is a cook and has his own apartment. I want him to come visit me but he says that Italy won’t let him back in if he leaves to come visit me and i year it’s unlikely that cic will grant him a visitor visa. Another option is to sponsor him but I don’t know how long my divorce will take as there is property is involved. I also have a one year old and I can’t take him out of the country without his dads permission. I receive disability from the government and if I leave Canada to go live in Italy, I won’t receive disability anymore And I require medications that I could not afford in Italy. I’m wondering if these are enough barriers to qualify for conjugal? I can’t sponsor him as commonlaw because he can’t leave Italy without losing his status.