Applying for Spousal Sponsorship in Canada

The Family Class immigration stream exists as a method for Canadian citizens or permanent residents to apply to sponsor their spouses, conjugal partners or common law partners to come to Canada as permanent residents if they are foreign nationals. Spousal Sponsorship Canada

There are strict legal definitions surrounding what a spouse, common law partner or conjugal partner is, and applicants will need to demonstrate that they are in a committed and legitimate relationship. The government looks at these applications very closely, because of several incidents of immigration fraud abusing the spousal sponsorship system in the past.

As such, this type of immigration application in Canada is not easy, and applicants must go about things properly.

Sponsoring a spouse to come to Canada

Someone who wants to sponsor a spouse to come to Canada must be in good financial standing and earn enough income to take care of their spouse financially. They must also be over the age of 19 and not be in prison or bankrupt.

The sponsor also needs to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, although if they are a permanent resident there are additional requirements based on how the permanent resident came to Canada (whether they were sponsored themselves) and how long they have been in Canada.

A licensed immigration lawyer can help you with your application for spousal sponsorship in Canada. These types of applications are not easy, and many spousal sponsorship cases are denied every year. You will need to provide a lot of information to the Canadian government regarding your marriage, and it can be next to impossible to prove you are in a legitimate marriage when “love” is not enough. Call us at the number above for help with your spousal sponsorship case.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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