Spousal Sponsorship Appeal – Case Study

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.

How Niren & Associates Helped

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!

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

  • Patricia

    I’m needing information on marriage I have been seeing someone on line for more than 4 months we have talked about getting married the problem with this is he’s from garut pakistan and I’m from canada saskatchewan plz help us thank you

    • Hello Patricia

      If you wish to get married you can and if you are Canadian you can possibly sponsor your new husband for permanent residence. There is a process involved in this but if you do it correctly, there is a possibility your husband can get approved.


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