If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, and at least 18 years old, you can sponsor your spouse, conjugal or common-law partner, dependent children (including adopted children) to become a permanent resident.
Who You Can Sponsor
How To Sponsor a Spouse/Partner or Child
There are two types of applications under spousal sponsorship. We can help you identify the one for you which best accommodate your particular situation.
If your spouse or partner:
Inland Sponsorship Applications are processed in Canada. You do NOT have appeal right if your inland sponsorship application is rejected.
How We Can Help You
1. To assess eligibility
Before we start, we conduct a one-on-one consultation with you to assess your eligibility to sponsor and the eligibility of the person being sponsored.
2. To choose class of application
We advise you on the class of application that suits your particular situations and needs.
3. To prepare application package
We prepare your application package by following the steps in this guide and referring to instructions on your checklist. To better serve our clients, we provide notarization, certified translation of foreign documents and true copies verification services for an additional fee.
4. To submit application with Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Given IRCC’s rigorous requirements, it is important to provide a complete package at the initial submission to avoid delays or return of an incomplete application package. Our extensive experience in dealing with family sponsorship allows us to assist clients with preparing complete and accurate applications to sponsor their loved-ones to Canada.
5. To communicate with IRCC
We communicate with IRCC, and Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) on your behalf, including but not limited to, corresponding through phone calls, email, and mail; complying with immigration officer requests in a timely manner; tracking application progress; and filling for changes of your circumstances.
6. Prepare you for immigration interview
We consider preparation for spousal sponsorship interview to be absolutely essential. As such, our consultants will take the time to do a preparatory session, where we will pose the kind of questions that the claimant can expect to receive from the officer at the interview. This practice both assists with reviewing the essential elements of our client’s application, provides reassurance and increases their confidence for their big day at the interview.
Processing Time For Family Sponsorship
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada provides estimates of the processing time for your sponsorship application.The current processing time for spousal sponsorship application is 12 months.
We consider preparation for application filing to be absolutely essential. As such, our licensed consultants will take the time to do a preparatory session directly with our clients, including an interview session. This procedure both assists with reviewing the essential elements of our client's application, provides reassurance and increase their confidence for their big day at the interview.
Spouse/Partner Open Work Permit
If your spouse or partner is living in Canada with you and is applying under Spouse In Canada Class, our firm can help your spouse to obtain an open work permit so that he/she is able to work while the application is being processed.
The first step to sponsor your parents or grandparents is filing out the Interest to Sponsor Form.
The Interest to Sponsor parents and grandparents form 2020 has yet to be opened by the IRCC.
As a sponsor to a relative, you must:
Depending on your situation, there are 2 options for who you can sponsor as a relative:
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