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Operational Bulletin 480 (Modified) – June 11, 2014 – Conditional Permanent Residence Measure for Spouses and Partners in Relationships of Two Years or Less and who Have no Children in Common

“The Regulations provide for a two-year period of conditional permanent residence. The condition applies to a spouse or partner described in s.72.1 (2) of the  Regulations and whose application for permanent residence as a member of the family class or as a member of the spouse or common-law partner in-Canada class (including applicants who are eligible for processing under a Public Policy (cases coded as FCH) under [25.2]) was received on or after October 25, 2012, the day the regulatory amendments came into force. The condition also applies to a permanent resident who became a permanent resident as an accompanying family member of someone who is subject to the condition. It also applies to sponsored members of the family class of a permanent resident who is subject to the condition.”

Condition applies if:

  • Couple is married for two years or less; or
  • Couple dated for four years, but is married for two years or less; or
  • Couple have been in a conjugal relationship for two years or less; or
  • Couple have cohabited in a common-law relationship for two years or less; and
  • Do not have any children in common.

Condition does not apply if:

  • Couple is married for more than two years; or
  • Couple have been in a conjugal relationship for more than two years; or
  • Couple have cohabited in a common-law relationship for more than two years; or
  • Have children in common.