Under the Family class immigration, spousal sponsorship program Canadian citizen or a permanent resident can sponsor his/her spouse, common law partner or conjugal partner as long ashe or she meets the requirements to sponsor in place at any given time and the relationship between sponsor and sponsored person is established as one of the following.
Spouse— A spouse is a person of same or opposite sex who is legally married to sponsor in Canada or in another country. Marriage must be valid in as per the Canadian law and laws of the country where it took place.
Common-law partner— Common-law partnership means both the parties must be living together for not less than one year excluding brief absence of family or business reasons.
Conjugal Partner— A conjugal partner is a foreign national living outside Canada who happens to be in a conjugal relationship with a sponsor for not less than one year but could not stay with the sponsor as a couple.
For a person to be eligible for sponsorship, there are certain requirements that sponsor need to fulfill:
The sponsor and sponsored person must be in genuine relationship and not in a relationship of convenience to gain immigration status by unfair means.
A Canadian citizen not residing in Canada can be eligible for sponsoring his/her partner if it is demonstrated that he or she will live in the country once the sponsored spouse becomes a permanent resident.
The sponsor must sign an undertaking which would state that they would provide for the basic requirements of the sponsored spouse for at least three (3) years and help them in establishing in Canada.
The sponsor must NOT be previously sponsored by a spouse or common law partner and became a Permanent Resident themselves less than five years ago.
The sponsor must NOT have any previously sponsored spousal or common law partner undertaking in effect.
The sponsor must NOT be on social assistance for a reason other than a disability or in default of a previous sponsorship undertakings if any or bankrupt or in process of a bankruptcy proceeding.
The sponsor must NOT have any pending application to sponsor your current spouse or be in any spousal/ common law relationship with another person at the time of application or during the processing of application.
Both sponsor and sponsored person must sign an agreement confirming their understanding of their mutual obligations and responsibilities.
In case of intention to live is in Quebec, certain additional requirements need to be met.
For the In-land sponsorship application there is no right to appeal in Immigration Appeal Division of Immigration and Refugee Board.
As a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants, Cosmic Immigration is committed to assist you in determining your eligibility as a sponsor and will help you and your spouse in the sponsorship application process and Canada permanent residence application process. We take pride in serving our clients with thorough professional caring and result- oriented immigration services globally.
We are alive to the fact that a single error could delay or jeopardize your spousal sponsorship application and may result in refusal. In this view of the matter we at Cosmic Immigration provide you with professional guidance to cover every single aspect of Canada immigration application process to ward off any possible chance of mistake or negligence.
It is pertinent to mention here that, every sponsorship application has its own different aspects to be paid attention to so, we offer customized approach to match your personal requirements. The reason why our clients keep referring their family and friends to Cosmic Immigration over period of time is because of our dedicated, devoted and sincere approach coupled with exceptional success rate.
We, at Cosmic immigration, feel privileged to invite you to become a part of our ever-growing family of happy Canadian citizens and permanent residents. We have already helped a large number of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to make their common law/conjugal partners and spouses to join them in Canada.