SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP WITHIN/OUTSIDE CANADA
Eligible Canadians can sponsor their spouse or partner living with them or outside the country to become Permanent Residents of Canada. Spousal Sponsorship is one of the programs under Family Sponsorship and requires both the ‘Sponsor’ and ‘Sponsored Person’to be approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in order for the sponsored person to receive Canadian permanent residence.
Sponsor Eligibility Requirements:
You can successfully sponsor your spouse if:
- You are at least 18 year or older.
- You’re a Canadian citizen, a Permanent Resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act.
- You’re able to prove that you’re not receiving social assistance for any reason other than a Disability.
- You can provide for the basic needs of the person you want to sponsor.
- If you are a Canadian citizen living outside Canada, you must show that you plan to live in Canada when your spouse or partner becomes a permanent resident. You can’t sponsor someone if you are a permanent resident living outside Canada.
Sponsor Income Requirements:
In majority of spousalsponsorships, there isn’t an income requirement to sponsor your Spouse or Partner. You only need to show that you have enough money to meet the income requirements if:
- You’re sponsoring a dependent child that has 1 or more dependent children of their own, or
- You’re sponsoring a spouse or partner that has a dependent child, and their dependent child has 1 or more children of their own. (Grand Children)
|Size of Family Unit||Minimum Necessary Income|
|1 Person (The Sponsor)||$25,338|
|More than 7 Persons, for each additional person add:||$6,827|
Sponsored Person’s Eligibility:
You can sponsor your spouse/partner living Outside/Inside Canada if:
- Sponsored person is at least 18 year or older
- If your marriage is a legally valid civil marriage
- Opposite and same-gender marriages can be be recognized for Immigration Purposes, where the marriage:
- was legally performed in Canada, or
- If performed outside of Canada, the marriage must be legally recognized in the country where it took place and in Canada
- Immigration Canada no longer recognizes marriages performed outside of Canada by proxy, telephone, fax, Internet and other forms of marriage where one or both persons were not physically present at the ceremony
- Medical, Biometrics and Police Clearance certificates from past country/countries of residence lived for 10 years or after age 18 whichever comes first.
Even if you are recently married or about to get married, IRCC undergoes a full in-depth investigation and analysis of your file, marriage and complete application. The application for Spousal Sponsorship includes various forms, procedures and extensive documentation, including a variety of data to prove your ongoing relationship with your other half like Photographs, Bills, Marriage Certificates, Family Bonding etc.
- Extensive Experience in handling different spousal/common law partner cases
- Licensed, Qualified and Expert Assistance from RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant)
- Step by Step guidance and recommendations to safeguard the decision of Sponsorship
- Help in collecting all support data; Municipal Marriage Certificates, Eligible Photographs, Family Bonding Documents, Social Media Communication Documents etc
- ‘Free-Assessment’ and Analysis from Case to Case situations
To find out if you are eligible for this, please fill out a free online assessment form today.