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Every year, many people intend to immigrate to major countries of the world and among them, Canada is one of the most popular countries that is chosen as a destination. Canada has been considered by many immigrants because of its desirable economy, cultural, and resemblance to the United State. You can apply to immigrate to Canada in many ways like other countries which in this article we review one of them.

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Sponsorship to obtain permanent residency of Canada:

 

A Canadian Citizen or permanent resident can sponsor their partner/spouse, dependent children, and some relatives to become permanent resident of Canada.

To be eligible as sponsor, you must be:

  • at least 18 years old
  • able to support sponsored person/persons financially
  • able to afford to support family members without government funds and assistance

Spouse sponsorship requirements:

  • Sponsor requirements:

To be able to sponsor your spouse, you must be at least 18 years old and citizen or permanent residence of Canada. You also must be able to support your sponsored spouse for a few years.

There are other requirements for sponsor to be met:

  • The sponsor must have sponsored no one else through marriage in the last 5 years
  • The Sponsor must prove that he/she can provides for the essential needs of the spouse
  • If the sponsor lives outside of Quebec under the sponsorship of a spouse or partner, the sponsor must take a responsibility for supporting his/her partner for a duration which is called a commitment.

 

  • Spouse (applicant) requirements:

Your spouse must be at least 18 years old, and they must have been legally married to you as sponsor. Canada does not recognized proxy, over the phone and online marriages.

 

Dependent children Sponsorship:

 

You can sponsor your own dependent children or your spouse/partner children who are outside of Canada if:

  • They are under 21 years old and
  • They are single

You can also sponsor your older children (22 years old or older) if:

  • They are still financially dependent on you as a parent
  • Due to their mental or physical condition, they cannot support themselves.

Sponsor (parents) requirement for children sponsorship:

  • The sponsor must be 18 years old and citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Commit to financially support dependent child for 10 years or until age of 25
  • If the sponsor lives in the Quebec, she/he must make an additional commitment

 

Who is not eligible for sponsorship?

  • People who owe money to the government
  • People who are in prison or have a wanted sentence issued against them
  • People who have committed a serious crime against one of their first-degree relatives
  • People who received government grants and are not physically disabled

Who else can be sponsored?

 

As a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you can sponsor your sister, brother, niece, nephew and orphan grandchildren only if:

  • They are single with no relationship
  • Their parents are deceased
  • You have a relative (blood) relationship or has taken responsibility for their support

Other reasons why you may not be able to sponsor relatives are:

  • If you already made a commitment and have not fulfilled it, you will not be able to sponsor a new person.
  • If the court has ruled that you did not provide child support, you may not be able to sponsor a new person
  • You have committed a crime that is related to relatives or sexuality and can lead to you are not able to someone else depending on the type of crime.
  • If you have applied for a grant from the government for reasons other than disability. (The meaning of living allowance here is welfare and government loans and scholarship will not be a problem. This means that if you receive a government grant other than welfare, it will not cause a problem with the sponsorship file)
  • You may also not be able to sponsor another person if you have previously sponsored someone and they have applied to the government for financial assistance after arriving in Canada also in this case, the government will demand all the grants given to the sponsored person from the sponsor (committed) person.

Sponsorship application processing time:

 

Most sponsorship applications finalize in almost 12 months. However, the processing time of sponsorship applications may be prolonged in some cases.

If the officer reviewing your application, invites you to an interview or request for additional documents/information, the application’s processing time will be increased.

The applicant must also provide medical examination and biometrics (fingerprint and photography) before the application is finalized.

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FAQ

What is spousal sponsorship of Canada?

You can Sponsor your Spouse to live permanently in Canada. To be able to sponsor your spouse, you must be at least 18 years old and citizen or permanent residence of Canada.

How to get Canada Sponsorship Visa?

A Canadian Citizen or permanent resident can sponsor their partner/spouse, dependent children, and some relatives to become permanent resident of Canada.

How to go to Canada through sponsorship?

A Canadian Citizen or permanent resident can sponsor their partner/spouse, dependent children, and some relatives to become permanent resident of Canada.

How long is the Canadian sponsorship Visa process?

Most Sponsorship applications finalize in almost 12 months.

How to apply for Canada sponsorship?

A Canadian Citizen or Permanent Residence can apply for their spouse and submit required supporting documents in their behalf.

What is Canada sponsorship visa?

It is a way that Canadian Citizen or permanent resident can sponsor their partner/spouse, dependent children, and some relatives to become permanent resident of Canada.

Can sponsor leave Canada?

A Canadian Citizen sponsor can apply from outside Canada as well. However, permanent residents can only sponsor their spouse if they live, work, and remain in Canada for the duration of the application process.

Can blood relatives immigrate to Canada through sponsorship?

In some cases yes.

Who cannot be sponsor in Canada?

People who owe money to the government
People who are in prison or have a wanted sentence issued against them
People who have committed a serious crime against one of their first-degree relatives
People who received government grants and are not physically disabled
How to cancel application for sponsorship in Canada?
The sponsor can request in writing to cancel the sponsorship application at anytime prior to the application approval.