Canada has abolished the requirement that sponsored spouse immigration applicants must live with their spousal sponsor for 2 years prior being granted permanent residency, effective April 28, 2017. IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada – will continue to investigate allegations of marriage fraud and convenience for immigration purposes, which is a crime in Canada.
The new policy applies to anyone who has applied for Canada spousal sponsorship even if they were previously applying under the 2-year rule: applicants do not have to take any actions. The Canadian government will continue to investigate allegations of marriage fraud and convenience for immigration reasons, which is a crime in Canada.
Learn more here: Canada Abolishes 2 Year Rule for Spousal Sponsorship
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