Archive for September, 2015

Family Sponsorship

Where is your part of the application submitted as the person being sponsored? There are two different options that will need to be decided first before you submit the application. Will your application be made from inside of Canada or from outside of Canada? If your application is going to be processed from outside of […]

Family Sponsorship

Are there any agreements that the Sponsor must enter into? Yes, as the Sponsor it is required of you to enter into a Sponsorship Agreement with the person whom you are wishing to Sponsor. What does this agreement mean for you? When you sign this agreement it means that you are agreeing to provide all […]

Proving Conjugal Relationship

Conjugal Sponsorship Conjugal Applications are reserved for those that are barred from being together for one reason or another. Proving a spousal relationship or even a common-law relationship can prove to be easier than trying to prove the genuineness of a conjugal relationship. When you are proving the genuineness of a conjugal relationship it is […]

Spousal Sponsorship Processing Time

Processing Time: The processing times for spousal visa applications vary based on the country from where it is applied. Every country has a different processing time which is primarily based on the case load. The longest processing time is for Pakistan, with the estimated maximum wait time of 40 months. The shorter wait is for […]

Spousal Sponsorship Interview Questions

Interview Questions: A spouse being sponsored usually has to go through an interview with a visa officer. The interview questions can range from very general to very detailed. The purpose of the questions is to determine the validity of the marriage and to deter marriage fraud. Some of the questions that can be asked are: […]

Bahar Suria Legal Assistant

Bahar Suria Legal Assistant Bahar received her Post Secondary Diploma with Honours from Humber College. Bahar has been working in the immigration field for approximately 2 years and is known for her attention to detail and client needs. She has assisted in the successful completion of cases ranging from permanent to temporary matters and will […]

Sherry Teo Legal Assistant

Sherry Teo Legal Practitioner Sherry Teo Legal Assistant Sherry received her Paralegal Diploma from Humber College. She is an experienced Immigration Assistant working primarily on Canadian immigration matters. Sherry has managed and prepared a variety of immigration applications for our clients. She has done extensive research in the Immigration Field. She has assisted with many […]


OPEN WORK PERMIT FOR MY SPOUSE Does your spouse require an open work permit to work within Canada? We understand that it can be difficult to figure out the requirements on how to obtain a work permit and that the process itself can be long and tedious. Before applying for such a permit, it is […]

Family Sponsorship

How long will the application process take? Canadian Immigration Offices tend to prioritize sponsorship applications for: Spouses, common-law or conjugal partners as well as the sponsorship of dependent children. This means that these applications tend to be processed ahead of other applications for Permanent Residence in Canada. There is no determined length in terms of […]


What is the spousal application fee? The sponsorship application fee per application is $75, the principal applicant has to pay $475. The spouse, common law partner or conjugal partner of the principal applicant or a family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older has to pay $550. Additionally, a […]


Application Form: The spousal visa application form includes many parts to it. The applicant has to fill out the following: Application to Sponsor, Sponsorship agreement and undertaking (IMM 1344) Document Checklist Sponsorship Evaluation (IMM 5491) Sponsor Questionnaire (IMM 5540) Statutory Declaration of Common law Union (IMM 5409) if applicable Use of a Representative Receipt (IMM […]


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