Now that your foreign partner is ready to move with you to Canada, there are three ways to do this, and we will discuss this further in the sections below. Over the years, this stunning country has been recognized as one of the top countries that prioritize family reunification immigration. In this case, you won’t have a difficult time processing all the necessary documents so that your partner can move with you to Canada.
Before you can sponsor your partner, here are several basic requirements that you must fulfill:
- You must be at least 18 years old
- You must be a Canadian citizen or registered as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or a permanent resident living in the country
- If you are a Canadian citizen, but you’re outside the country, you must show that you plan to live in the country when your sponsored partner becomes a permanent resident
- You must show proof that you’re not receiving social assistance for reasons other than a disability
- You must prove that you can provide for the basic needs of your partner
Now that you know the basic requirements you must meet, here are the three ways you can use to reunite with your partner:
If you are a citizen or a permanent resident and marry a foreigner living with a Canadian citizen at that time, you can apply for this sponsorship program. In this case, you don’t need to show proof of income, but you need to show that you are able to provide for your spouse’s basic needs when they enter the country.
Moreover, it is required that both of you show proof that the relationship and marriage are genuine and wasn’t entered into to merely get permanent resident status in the country. There are instances you will be asked to share proof of shared assets, communications, travels, meeting each other’s family, or honeymoons.
This is the category for partners who are not yet married but have been living together for at least one year in Canada. Similar to the Spousal Sponsorship, you need to prove you are a genuine couple, in which you need to show proof that:
- You have been living with each other for at least a year
- You have a committed and exclusive relationship
You can prove that you have been living together by showing a co-signed lease or property agreement. Additionally, you can use utility bills with both of your names on it.
For proof that you two are in a committed relationship, you can show travel photos together or shared assets, among others. Before you apply for this type of sponsorship, it’s best to start as early as possible and gather all the necessary evidence that will prove that you two have a genuine relationship and have been living together.
A Conjugal Sponsorship is best for couples who have an exclusive relationship but the partner is a resident in a different country but has been in a relationship with the sponsor for at least a year. However, this doesn’t apply for couples who are still dating or are still considering getting married. Instead, the relationship must already be marriage-like, in which there are already shared assets or travels together, among others.
There are many factors that must be considered when sponsoring a foreign partner to move to Canada. Because of this, you can make the process easier by consulting an immigration consultant that can guide you every step of the way.
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