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Old 05-10-2007, 06:13 AM
 
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Hello,

Can some 1 inform me the procedure and the time required for acquiring the citizenship of canada as a conjugal partner in detail.
Thanks
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:19 PM
 
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Default sam30

The technically correct answer to the question you asked is that an application may be made for Canadian citizenship after a period of 1095 days has been spent in Canada as a Permanent Resident.

However, I think what you really mean to ask is how long it will take for the conjugal partner of a Canadian citizen to be granted permission to live and work in Canada as a Permanent Resident.

There really is no hard and fast answer to your question. You can count on a minimum of 18 months from the time the application for Permanent Resident status is made until it granted. That 18-month period can get longer depending on factors such as where the application is processed, incompleteness of the application, ease of confirming records in the applicant's home country, level of investigation required, etc.

It's interesting you use the term conjugal partner. Sponsorship of a wife by a husband or vice versa is a straight forward process, but there may restrictions or prohibitions on sponsorships involving same sex couples or common law relationships.


Your best best is to vist the Citizenship and Immigration Canada web site.

www.cic.gc.ca

The site has a listing for an 800 number which will allow you to ask an immigration officer specific questions and receive direct feedback for your particular circumstances.
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:22 AM
 
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I'm just now finding your post Sam30.
There is absolutely no difference between applying for immigration or citizenship as a straight couple or as a same sex couple, whether you're married or just in a conjugal relationship. Canada is way ahead of many other countries in that respect. Go to LEGIT | Canadian Immigration for Same-sex Partners for lots of great info. They're very helpful.
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