Immigration 101 - Basic concepts in Family sponsorship
- in English
- Discussion re: core concepts in family sponsorship:
o What constitutes a genuine relationship – spouse, common law or conjugal partner, adopted child?
o Who is a dependent child? Review of IRPR s. 2
o Role of financial dependence on parents, inability to be financially independent and medical condition in determining a dependent child over 22 years of age
o Who is a lonely Canadian? Understanding the definition in Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations s. 117(1)(h)
o Family reunification as a guiding principle in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
- Putting your best foot forward in an application:
o Determining the evidence required to substantiate a genuine relationship
o Sufficiency of evidence to establish financial dependence on parents, lack of ability to be financially independent and physical/mental condition
o Balancing the proof of financial dependency vs. medical inadmissibility
- Professional/ethical obligation:
o What to do if client brings documents that you suspect are fraudulent? Or brings multiple identical letters purportedly from different individuals? How to have a constructive discussion about the detrimental effect of providing repetitive or potentially fraudulent documents
o Managing clients who refuse to bring documents but want the application to be submitted without supporting evidence
o Obligation to advise clients of merit of application – and how to better chances of success
- Case Scenario: Meeting the lonely Canadian
o How to determine if the client could be a sponsor in this category?
o Canvassing family relationships
o Collecting relevant evidence to confirm lack of sponsorable family members
o Role of inadmissibility in determination of sponsorable family members
o What to do when the client doesn’t know or have information about family relatives and their ability to be sponsored?
- regular fee - $ 60.00
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