Spousal Sponsorship in Canada
Canadian citizens or permanent residents may sponsor a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner to become a Permanent Resident in Canada. The Sponsor shall sign an agreement with the Canadian Government stating his/her responsibility to support the sponsored spouse for a certain period financially. Spousal Sponsorship in Canada is one of the best ways to bring loved ones here.
Canadian Spousal Sponsorship
Common-Law Partner Sponsorship
The Canadian Government considers common-law couples who have lived together in a conjugal relationship for at least 12 consecutive months (some exceptions apply) and have combined your affairs. The common-law partner isn’t legally married to you and can be either sex.
Parents & Grandparents Sponsorship
You can sponsor your parents and grandparents, related by blood or adoption, to become Canada’s permanent residents. The application intake for this program opens at the beginning of the year, so be sure to prepare before its opening date if you have the qualification and intention to sponsor your parents and grandparents.
Sponsorship of Other Eligible Relatives
If you have brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, or grandchildren who are orphaned, under the age of 18 and are single, they may receive sponsorship to come to Canada as a permanent resident.
You may also be able to sponsor one relative if you do not have anyone, such as a partner, child, sibling, parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece, a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
Conjugal Partner Sponsorship
Suppose you and your partner have been unable to live together due to circumstances beyond your control, but meet the other criteria for married or common-law sponsorship. In that case, you may be considered a conjugal partner. The conjugal partner can be of the same or opposite sex. You can still qualify for Canadian Spousal Sponsorship.
Two options are available to process spousal sponsorship: the family class process outside Canada or the In-Canada class. The type of application will depend on the family situation. Spousal Sponsorship is a two-stage process. The first stage is assessing the sponsor’s eligibility, and the second stage is the assessment of the sponsored person’s eligibility. There are specific criteria that you need to meet to have success in both stages. A marriage certificate alone does not prove a genuine relationship and, therefore, does not guarantee a permanent resident visa issuance. Preferred Immigration Services Inc can assist you in understanding and succeed with your spousal sponsorship application.
Dependent Children Sponsorship
Suppose you have children whom you want to sponsor to Canada. In that case, the first thing you need to check is whether you need to sponsor them or they are already Canadian citizens. They do not need sponsorship to come to Canada but to just apply for proof of Canadian citizenship. As the parent sponsor, this may happen if you are already a Canadian citizen at the time of your child’s birth/adoption.
If the above scenario does not apply to you, you may apply to sponsor your children to become Canada’s permanent residents. You will have to show that you have the financial capacity to support your children in Canada. In most cases, this a straight-forward application. However, complexities in these cases may also arise, which may cause delays or refusal of an application.
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