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Will my Application be Approved, as I didn’t Have a Big Fat Greek Wedding?

It is a celebration for the families, as two people connect their lives, hopefully for the rest of their lives.  There is that extra layer of concern when one of the spouses is a foreign national, and eventually, that spouse will be sponsored.

There is a misconception that in order to sponsor your spouse, you need to have that “big, fat Greek” wedding or to have the entire village invited to make your spousal sponsorship application successful. Luckily, this is a misconception, which sometimes causes unnecessary stress.

You do not need to impress immigration officers with photos of your lavish celebration. While an extraordinary celebration might be nice, what really matters is the genuineness of your relationship.

You might have opted for a small, intimate ceremony, and your parents might have missed the big day.  Wedding glamour will not work if you will not be able to convince the officer that your relationship is real.  You need to demonstrate commitment to each other and not just become a permanent resident for immigration purposes.

Love takes centre stage in a spousal sponsorship application, and the documents play a supporting role. The documents submitted only as per the document checklist may not work, as every application is unique, and additional documents may be required. The genuineness of your connection is the key, regardless of what kind of celebration you had, while tying the knot.

If you need some assistance in your family sponsorship application, including complex ones, please book a consultation.