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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Version of section 4 from 2018-11-23 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Bad faith

  •  (1) For the purposes of these Regulations, a foreign national shall not be considered a spouse, a common-law partner or a conjugal partner of a person if the marriage, common-law partnership or conjugal partnership

    • (a) was entered into primarily for the purpose of acquiring any status or privilege under the Act; or

    • (b) is not genuine.

  • Marginal note:Adopted children

    (2) A foreign national shall not be considered an adopted child of a person if the adoption

    • (a) was entered into primarily for the purpose of acquiring any status or privilege under the Act; or

    • (b) did not create a genuine parent-child relationship.

  • Marginal note:Sponsorship of adopted children

    (3) Subsection (2) does not apply to adoptions referred to in paragraph 117(1)(g) and subsections 117(2) and (4).

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 3(E)
  • SOR/2010-208, s. 1
  • SOR/2018-251, s. 1(F)

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