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March 12, 2012

Immigration Updates!

Posted by admin - Bellissimo Law Group PC

Operational Bulletin 381 – March 8, 2012 – Assessing Who is a Parent for Citizenship Purposes Where Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) and/or Surrogacy Arrangements are Involved.

Children born abroad through assisted human reproduction (AHR) and/or surrogacy arrangements undertaken by Canadian intending parents are not eligible for Canadian citizenship by descent when no genetic lineage to the Canadian parent can be established. This Operational Bulletin (OB) provides guidance for such instances.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/manuals/bulletins/2012/ob381.asp

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Operational Bulletin 396 – March 7, 2012 – Instructions to visa officers on making determinations on membership in the Family Class

This Operational Bulletin (OB) provides instructions to visa officers when assessing applications submitted for permanent residence as members of the family class (FC).
In all FC cases, officers should make a decision as to whether the applicant is a member of the FC.  Based on all the information provided by the sponsor and the applicant, including information gathered at interviews, visa officers in all FC cases should make a decision as to whether the applicant is a member of the FC and the decision should be clearly recorded in the case notes; failure to do so may result in the IAD allowing the appeal on H&C considerations.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/manuals/bulletins/2012/ob396.asp