The two of you are in Love! You were both educated in English and you don’t need help to understand the questions or to fill in the sponsorship forms, or do you? Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada even states you do not need to hire an authorized representative! You’re only sponsoring to Canada the most important person that has ever been in your life before.
- Have you read all the Immigration, Refugee, Protection Act sections that relate to sponsoring a spouse?
- Have you read all the Immigration, Refugee, Protection Regulations when it comes to sponsoring a spouse?
Why are you so confident? Your partner should be able to list her/his parents’ names, sibling’s names and whether any of them are married. The sponsors employment history, address history etc. etc.
How difficult is it to complete the spousal sponsorship forms? Are there any misleading or vague questions in the forms that could be misunderstood? Should you be worried?
Is it not worth paying for immigration advice to increase the chances that your soulmate will be able to join you in Canada sooner than later? How many nights will the two of you be apart waiting for your appeal hearing date? How much will it cost you if you must appeal the spousal refusal of your partner?
Which is more costly paying now for assistance or paying for someone to represent you at your spousal appeal at the Immigration and Appeal Division?
Question #11 on the IMM 5532 form titled Relationship Information and Sponsorship Evaluation lulls sponsors and applicants almost to sleep but is probably the most important question on the IMM 5532 form.
Q.11 Is there more information you wish to share to support your relationship?
What more information are they asking about? The two of you gave them twenty photos with explanations as to who was in the photos and when taken. You have already answered when the two of you met, who proposed, information about previous marriages, sibling’s names, dates of birth and marital status, etc. Everything about who attended the reception and wedding. Employment history about the two of you, addresses etc. etc.
- Could they be asking for more details about how your relationship developed? NO!
- Do they want to know when we consummated our relationship for the first time? NO!
To clearly know what immigration is asking in question eleven you must look to the regulations and the specific reason why most spousal sponsorship’s get refused.
Regulation 4 (1) For the purposes of these Regulations, a foreign national shall not be considered a spouse, a common-law partner or a conjugal partner of a person if the marriage, common-law partnership or conjugal partnership
- (a)was entered into primarily for the purpose of acquiring any status or privilege under the Act; or
- (b)is not genuine.
Immigration want to know that your relationship is not a bad faith relationship! Immigration want to know why the two of you believe your relationship is genuine and will be continuing. Immigration wants to know that the sponsor or the applicant is not using the other just to gain a privilege or status under the Act.
Immigration want to hear what the two of you have in common. Likes and dislikes hobbies and interests the two of you have. They want you two to explain what your hopes and dreams you guys have 5 or 10 years from now and why you have those hopes and dreams. What the two of you intend to approach any and all obstacles that the two of you may face. ETC.