Frequently asked questions
Can Immigration Canada ask me for proof that my past common-law relationship is over before I can sponsor my new husband?
Yes — one of the documents they ask for is a "Declaration of severance." It's probably enough to submit a letter saying that your relationship with your former partner ended as of a certain date, and that you've not tried to reconcile (get back together). Be sure to sign the letter.
However, if you want to make completely sure that the immigration office is satisfied, you can hire a notary public to write up a Statutory Declaration for you with the same information. You then swear to the truth of the declaration in front of the notary public, who puts his or her seal on the document.
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