I have got married abroad before I receive the divorce certificate for the first marriage. Ontario, canada. I just

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Customer: i just received the divorce certificate for the first marriage
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Customer: but I married the new one a few month ago
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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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Are you saying that your second marriage ceremony was performed before the divorce was finalized?

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I want to get the new wife to canada
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Debra, Expert

Canada will not recognize that marriage. That marriage is invalid and in fact in Canada that is considered bigamy which is a criminal offence.

You will not be able to bring your news as to Canada by way of spousal sponsorship at this point.

If you were common law spouses for at least one year you could try to sponsor her as your common law spouse.

We also see if you can sponsor her as being a conjugal partner which is where you cannot live together or get married.

Does that clarify the law?

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What conjugal partner means?
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what should I do at this point?
Since that I don’t have one year living with here yet
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I was going to provide you with a link but your question mark made me see I had to rush.

You can read about it here:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/guide-5289-sponsor-your-spouse-common-law-partner-conjugal-partner-dependent-child-complete-guide.html

If you’re in conjugal relationship

A conjugal partner is:

  • a person who is living outside Canada,
  • in a conjugal relationship with the sponsor for at least one year, and
  • could not live with the sponsor as a couple because of reasons beyond their control (e.g. immigration barrier, religious reasons or sexual orientation).

This term applies to both opposite and same-gender couples.

You can sponsor a conjugal partner if:

  • there is a significant degree of attachment between the two of you, implying not just a physical relationship but a mutually interdependent relationship, and
  • you’ve been in a genuine (real) relationship for at least 12 months where marriage or cohabitation (living together) hasn’t been possible because of barriers such as sexual orientation, religious faith, etc.
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I can not do the conjugal partner option?
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Debra, Expert

If you have been in a conjugal relationship for a year you can try. It's hard to succeed.

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I been relationship with her over a year yesBut what proof I need to provide for that to try
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Debra, Expert

You would need photos, texts and email, letters from family and friends etc.

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