Deportation Due To A Breakdown In The MarriageGetting divorced and being deported is a harsh reality for Canadian Permanent Residents (PR’s). Under the Immigration & Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) regulations, if a PR has not cohabited and been in a conjugal relationship with their sponsor (spouse) for a continuous period of over two years they are subject to a Removal Order by Citizenship & Immigration Canada.

IRPA contains an exemption for the PR in circumstances where the PR is able to prove that the sponsor or someone related to the sponsor has subjected the PR to physical, psychological or financial abuse. The investigation by Citizenship & Immigration Canada into a possible Removal Order is often triggered by the sponsor in situations where they feel a marriage of convenience or marriage fraud has taken place.