The CIC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) has recently been processing many applications involving spousal immigrations. This is generally due to the slowdown caused by the ongoing pandemic, motivating people and their spouses to act quickly and submit their applications.
Are you and your partner interested to finally reunite in Canada amid the current situation? If you are, here is what you need to know as a sponsor to increase the chances of getting your spousal immigration application accepted.
The requirements to sponsor
There are many requirements that you, as the sponsor, need to satisfy to be eligible to sponsor your spouse. First, you will need to be a citizen of Canada. If you are not, you need to be a permanent resident of Canada, at least. Second, you need to be at least eighteen and prove you are not dependent on any type of government assistance, unless due to a disability. Third, you need to prove that you can satisfy not only your own basic financial needs but your spouse’s as well when they finally arrive. Fourth, you will need to confirm that your spouse will live with you once they enter the country.
The fifth and final requirement will depend on a few factors. If you and your partner are applying as spouses, you must be married and at least eighteen years of age. If you are applying as common-law partners, they will need to be at least eighteen and prove that they have lived with you for at least twelve months straight. Finally, if you are applying as conjugal partners, they’ll need to be at least eighteen, prove that you and your spouse have been in a relationship for at least twelve months, show that they do not currently live in Canada, and prove that they were unable to come and live with you due to significant causes. For example, you were in a same-sex marriage in a country that does not acknowledge such unions.
Applying and submitting the spousal application
You will need to accomplish two applications to apply for spousal immigration: the permanent residence application and sponsorship application. The forms are available on the IRCC’s website.
Note that when you apply, you will need to pay specific fees to cover the cost of processing. Once done, you will need to send the CIC the completed applications through the mail, and then you will have to wait for a reply.
With COVID-19 losing its grip on Canada and the world, life is slowly returning to normal. Families and friends are looking forward to finally meeting up once more, and you and your loved one may be able to finally reunite in Canada.
That said, if you or your partner is facing any issues with the spousal immigration application process, do not hesitate to work with a Canadian immigration expert. They will guide you through exactly what you need to do to maximize your chances of success and save you plenty of money and time along the way.
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