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Family Sponsorship

 

Sponsors have to meet the following criteria:

Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;

  • Must be at least 18 years old;

  • Must reside in Canada (with limited exception for Canadian citizens residing outside of Canada who intend to return)

  • Must file an application to sponsor a member of the family class or a member of the spouse or common law partner in Canada class.

Members Of The Family Class 

A Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident may sponsor:

  • A spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner

  • A dependent child of the sponsor

  • The sponsor’s parents

  • The sponsor’s grand-parents

  • An orphaned sibling, grandchild or niece or nephew if the yare under 18 and not married or common-law

  • A child adopted by the sponsor

  • Any relative of the sponsor if the sponsor is all alone in Canada

Spouse or Common Law partner sponsorship

Canadian Spousal Sponsorship allows Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sponsor their partner to come and live permanently in Canada. Family unity is important to Canadians, and the spousal sponsorship program is given top priority. This article provides complete information on how to sponsor your spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner to Canada.To be eligible for spousal sponsorship, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, at least 18 years old, live in Canada, or plan to return to Canada once your partner becomes a permanent resident. You must also be able and willing to provide for the basic financial needs of your partner for three years.There are two types of sponsorship programs available under spousal sponsorship: Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class (Inland) and Family Class (Outland) Sponsorship Class. The former is applicable if you live with your partner in Canada and hold a valid immigration status, while the latter is used if your partner lives outside Canada.It takes approximately 12 months to process a sponsorship application. If your case is complicated, or the visa office requires additional proof of your relationship, it may take longer. It’s important to ensure that your application is done correctly to minimize processing time.The government processing fees to sponsor your spouse, conjugal partner, or common-law partner in Canada are $75 for sponsorship, $475 for the principal applicant processing fee, $500 for the right of permanent residence fee, and $85 for biometrics. Additionally, an extra $150 payment is required for each dependent child included in the application.Common-law relationships and conjugal partnerships are viewed as the same as conventional marriages in Canadian immigration law. To be eligible for common-law sponsorship, you must have lived with your partner for a year or longer in a marriage-like relationship. For conjugal sponsorship, you must have been in a conjugal relationship for at least one year, but were unable to live together or get married for reasons beyond your control.When you sponsor a spouse, conjugal partner, or common-law partner, you are responsible for fulfilling their basic needs, including everyday and health needs for three years. You must ensure that your partner does not require social assistance from the government before signing the undertaking agreement. Even if your partner becomes a Canadian citizen, your financial obligation remains in effect, and you must pay back any government financial assistance they receive while you were responsible for them. There is no minimum income requirement for spousal sponsorship.In conclusion, the Canadian spousal sponsorship program enables Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their partner to live permanently in Canada. By meeting the eligibility criteria and fulfilling ongoing obligations, you can bring your loved ones to Canada to start a new life together.
 

Spousal Sponsorship

Canadian Spousal Sponsorship allows Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sponsor their partner to come and live permanently in Canada. Family unity is important to Canadians, and the spousal sponsorship program is given top priority. This article provides complete information on how to sponsor your spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner to Canada.

To be eligible for spousal sponsorship, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, at least 18 years old, live in Canada, or plan to return to Canada once your partner becomes a permanent resident. You must also be able and willing to provide for the basic financial needs of your partner for three years.

There are two types of sponsorship programs available under spousal sponsorship: Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class (Inland) and Family Class (Outland) Sponsorship Class. The former is applicable if you live with your partner in Canada and hold a valid immigration status, while the latter is used if your partner lives outside Canada.

It takes approximately 12 months to process a sponsorship application. If your case is complicated, or the visa office requires additional proof of your relationship, it may take longer. It’s important to ensure that your application is done correctly to minimize processing time.

The government processing fees to sponsor your spouse, conjugal partner, or common-law partner in Canada are $75 for sponsorship, $475 for the principal applicant processing fee, $500 for the right of permanent residence fee, and $85 for biometrics. Additionally, an extra $150 payment is required for each dependent child included in the application.

Common-law relationships and conjugal partnerships are viewed as the same as conventional marriages in Canadian immigration law. To be eligible for common-law sponsorship, you must have lived with your partner for a year or longer in a marriage-like relationship. For conjugal sponsorship, you must have been in a conjugal relationship for at least one year, but were unable to live together or get married for reasons beyond your control.

When you sponsor a spouse, conjugal partner, or common-law partner, you are responsible for fulfilling their basic needs, including everyday and health needs for three years. You must ensure that your partner does not require social assistance from the government before signing the undertaking agreement. Even if your partner becomes a Canadian citizen, your financial obligation remains in effect, and you must pay back any government financial assistance they receive while you were responsible for them. There is no minimum income requirement for spousal sponsorship.

In conclusion, the Canadian spousal sponsorship program enables Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their partner to live permanently in Canada. By meeting the eligibility criteria and fulfilling ongoing obligations, you can bring your loved ones to Canada to start a new life together.

 

Dependent Child Sponsorship

Dependent Child Sponsorship in Canada: Requirements and Eligibility

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident hoping to sponsor your child for permanent residency in Canada, it is important to understand the eligibility requirements for dependent child sponsorship. A dependent child is defined as a child who is not married or in a common-law relationship and is under the age of 22, or over the age of 22 but has a physical or mental condition that prevents them from being able to support themselves.

In order for both the sponsor and the sponsored person to be eligible for dependent child sponsorship, the sponsor must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Canada, be at least 18 years of age, and not be in prison, charged with a serious offense, or bankrupt. Additionally, parents must provide proof of the relationship with the child, either through a birth or adoption certificate. For parents in the process of adoption, sponsorship can occur before the adoption is finalized.

If the Canadian sponsor resides in the province of Quebec, they must commit to a financial undertaking to support the family member they are sponsoring. The duration of the undertaking varies depending on the age of the dependent child, with a commitment of 10 years (or until the child is 18, whichever is longer) required for children under the age of 16, and three years (or until the child is 25, whichever is longer) for children aged 16 or older.

One important factor to consider when sponsoring a dependent child is the Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) requirement. Generally, Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are sponsoring a dependent child are not required to meet the MNI, unless the dependent child being sponsored has dependent children of their own. In this case, the sponsor must meet the MNI required for their family unit size.

Overall, dependent child sponsorship can be a complex process, with a variety of requirements and considerations to keep in mind. However, by understanding the eligibility requirements and seeking out guidance from experienced professionals, you can ensure that you are able to successfully sponsor your child for permanent residency in Canada.