Spousal Sponsorship

Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada may sponsor their family members to become permanent residents. The foreign national spouses, common-law partners or conjugal partners may be sponsored to Canada under the family class of the Canadian immigration law.

Spouses Outside Canada:

If you are married and would like to sponsor your spouse to Canada to become a permanent resident. There are certain things which you must ensure are available and provided along with your spousal sponsorship application such as proof of ongoing communication, marriage certificate, if you or your spouse were previously married, divorce certificate must be provided as well. Although many spousal sponsorship applications appear simple and could be completed by people on their own; however, some may become tricky either at the beginning or at later stages of processing. If your spouse has received a letter calling them for an interview, we recommend that you seek legal advise at this stage and see what your options are? It is always better to be prepared for an interview, if the visa officer believes that the relationship is not genuine, the application could be refused.

Spouses in-Canada:

If you and your spouse are married, it is very important that both of you are living together. As a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, you may sponsor your spouse to become Permanent Resident. Important and required documents must be provided along with your in-land sponsorship application such as proof of cohabitation like identity documents showing same address, marriage certificate, if you or your spouse were previously married, divorce certificate must be provided as well.