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You are a spouse if you are married to your sponsor and your marriage is legally valid.
Are You Eligible For A Partner Visa?
If you were married outside Canada, you cannot apply to sponsor your same-sex partner as a spouse. However, if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident you may qualify to sponsor your partner as a common-law or a conjugal partner.
The medical requirements for spouses, common-law partners, conjugal partners and dependent children are different from the medical requirements that must be met for other members of the Family Class.
Up-front medical examination allows applicants (your spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner or dependent children) to take the medical examination before the applications for sponsorship and permanent residence are submitted.
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