Spousal Sponsorship is a Canadian immigration program created to keep loved ones together. What this means is that if you are married to a Canadian permanent resident or to a Canadian citizen, he or she can sponsor your application for permanent residence in Canada
The government however has some criteria that needs to be fulfilled. The following a list of who qualifies for sponsoring a spouse in Canada
In rare cases, proof that you exceed a low-income cut-off point
Canadian spousal sponsorship is about bringing families together – after all, home is wherever your family lives.
Immigration Canada allows you to sponsor your loved ones for a life together within Canadian borders. Similar to most immigration programs, the government requires extensive paperwork, documentation, proof of your relationship to ensure that your application will succeed.
Sponsoring a spouse means providing financial support for the person sponsored. This includes dependent children.
As the applicant, you will need to sign an undertaking to support the following and you will be financially responsible during the period of time which the sponsorship lasts.
Typical Permanent Visa processing time is about 12 months. The processing time for spousal sponsorship to Canada may lengthen, depending on the details of your case.
Does My Spouse Receive Canadian Citizenship?
On completing a successful sponsorship program your spouse can apply for citizenship
What Type Of Marriage Proof Do I Need?
Do We Need To Be Married For Canadian Sponsorship?
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) spousal sponsorship programs accept applications for common-law partnerships and conjugal relationships. Canadian sponsorship law supports same-sex marriage and relationships from applicants in the LGBTQ community.
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Do I Qualify for Spousal Sponsorship If I’ve Been Married Before?
Divorced sponsors are allowed to apply. If you’ve previously sponsored a spouse, that person must be a permanent resident for at least 5 years before you may sponsor another spouse.
Do I Still Qualify If I’ve Been Charged with a Criminal Offense?
You may still qualify for the spouse sponsorship program if you’ve been charged with a criminal offense. Certain criminal offenses will not disqualify you from the process, while others may require additional legal work for your application to succeed.
Does Spousal Sponsorship Include A Work Permit?
If spousal sponsorship has been approved in principle, you may obtain an open work permit. Otherwise, your partner will require a valid work permit.
Questions that you need to ask you immigration consultant when applying for a Spousal Sponsorship
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