Your completed Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union form (IMM 5409) will need to be commissioned in order to be accepted by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. Neighbourhood Notary can help you commission it.
What is it?
The Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union form (IMM 5409) is used by those who wish to claim their common-law partner in their immigration-related application.
The form can be used as part of a variety of applications:
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Are we considered Common-Law?
In the immigration context, a common-law partnership means that a couple has lived together for at least one (1) year in a conjugal (a relationship of some permanence and interdependence) relationship. It starts from the day on which the two individuals can provide evidence / supporting documents to support their cohabitation in a conjugal relationship.
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To use this form you must be prepared to show supporting documents like proof of joint bank accounts, joint property agreements, life insurance policy with your partner as a beneficiary, etc.
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