The client married his wife within 2 days of meeting her, and tried to sponsor her to come to Canada after their marriage. Their application was refused because the Officer did not believe that the couple had a genuine relationship.
Though on the face, the refusal of the application was valid in law, as the marriage looked like a marriage of convenience. However, our firm is sensitive to different cultures, and understands that these types of marriages are not an unusual occurrence in some cultures. We prepared very good arguments to show the genuineness of the marriage, and provided these along with strong documentation to the Immigration and Appeal Division prior to the hearing.
The case went through Alternative Dispute Resolution. We recognized that the client would have to do a lot of talking. As such, we thoroughly prepared him for the proceedings, and in the end, he was found to be credible, the documentation was overwhelming, and he was successful in his Spousal Sponsorship appeal without the need for a hearing!
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