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Your Compass to Spousal Sponsorship in Canada

Once upon a chilly morning in Vancouver, Emily and Amir found themselves sipping hot coffee, talking about their future together. Emily, a Canadian citizen, and Amir, a talented graphic designer from Iran, had met during a design workshop in Vancouver. They dreamed of weaving their lives together, under the cozy, embracing skies of Canada. However, the path seemed riddled with immigration challenges. That's when they discovered the lifeline called Spousal Sponsorship, and Ansari Immigration became their guiding north star.

Their testimony rings with heartfelt relief, “Ansari Immigration not only helped us navigate the immigration maze but ensured our love story had a happy Canadian chapter.”
Infographic illustrating the six steps of Spousal Sponsorship in Canada for a smooth immigration process

Spousal Sponsorship Canada

The essence of Spousal Sponsorship is the Canadian government's way of keeping families together. It's a pathway allowing Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sponsor their spouse or common-law partner to become a permanent resident of Canada.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The sponsor must be at least 18 years old.

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, registered Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or a permanent resident living in Canada.

  • Should prove the genuineness of the relationship and the intent to live together in Canada.

Navigating Common Concerns: Q&A

Q: How long does the process take?

A: The processing times can vary, but typically range from 12 to 36 months.

Q: What if my spouse has a job offer in Canada?

A: A job offer can be a positive factor, but it's not a requirement for spousal sponsorship.

What are the Benefits of Spousal Sponsorship in Canada?

Spousal sponsorship is a great way to bring your spouse or partner to Canada and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Permanent residency

  • Citizenship

  • Family reunification

  • Travel freedom

  • Empowering Your Canadian Dream

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What are the Challenges and Risks of Spousal Sponsorship in Canada?

Spousal sponsorship is not a simple or easy process. It can be fraught with challenges and risks that can jeopardize your chances of success. Some of the common challenges and risks that you may face are:

  • Incomplete or inaccurate application: If you submit an application that is missing any required forms or documents, or contains any errors or inconsistencies, IRCC may reject or return your application without processing it. This will result in wasted time and money and may affect your future applications.

  • Long processing time: If you apply from outside Canada, you may have to wait for a long time before you can join your spouse or partner in Canada. This can cause stress and frustration for both of you and may affect your relationship quality and stability.

  • Lack of communication: If you do not receive any updates or feedback from IRCC about your application status, you may feel anxious and uncertain about your outcome. You may also miss important deadlines or requests from IRCC if you do not check your email or mail regularly.

  • Changing circumstances: If you or your spouse or partner experience any changes in your personal or professional situation during the application process, such as divorce, pregnancy, job loss, illness, etc., you may have to inform IRCC and provide additional evidence or explanation. This may delay or complicate your application process and outcome.

  • Refusal or appeal: If IRCC refuses your spousal sponsorship application for any reason, such as lack of evidence, fraud, inadmissibility, etc., you may have to appeal the decision or reapply with new information. This may take more time and money and may not guarantee a positive result.

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