Will Immigration Recognize my Foreign Marriage

If I got Marriage is Foreign, Will Immigration Recognize It Many Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada that marry foreign nationals abroad can have some worry whether Canadian Immigration will recognize their foreign marriage. The proof of marriage or marriage certificate is the most important document to provide to Immigration when applying for a […]

FAQs for Spousal Sponsorship

FAQs Spousal Sponsorship In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers for individuals who are applying for permanent residency through Canada’s Spousal Sponsorship program. If a foreign national is married to a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, they may be able to apply under the Spousal Sponsorship program […]

Inland Spousal Sponsorship

How to Sponsor a Spouse that is in Canada If your spouse is currently living in Canada on a visitor visa, work permit or study permit, and you wish to never separate again in the future, it is best to sponsor your spouse. There are many Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Canada who have […]

Overseas Spousal Sponsorship

How to Sponsor a Spouse that is Overseas If you and your spouse are currently apart because your spouse lives in another country, it is completely understandable why you would want to be reunited with them. There are many Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Canada who have spouses that are foreign nationals. Specifically, there […]

Spousal Sponsorship Interview Questions

Different Interview Questions for Spousal Sponsorship Before your spouse obtains permanent residency in Canada, both the sponsor and sponsored applicant will need to attend an interview with an Immigration officer. During this interview, the Immigration officer will ask several questions regarding your relationship and the genuineness and validity of the relationship. This can apply to […]

Responsibilities of Sponsor in Spousal Sponsorship

The Obligations and Responsibilities of the Sponsor in Spousal Sponsorship Many foreign nationals have the assumption that if they marry a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada they automatically gain citizenship or permanent residency as well. This is unfortunately not the case. If you are married to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of […]

Requirements Needed to Sponsor your Wife

Important Requirements Needed in order to Sponsor your Wife Did you fall in love with someone half way across the world and would like to sponsor your spouse to Canada but are not sure what steps you need to take to bring your loved one to Canada? Immigration Canada recognizes that people come from all […]

Consequences of Not Fulfilling Terms of Undertaking

The obligations of the Sponsor and what happens if they do not fulfill the terms of undertaking As a sponsor in a family class sponsorship application, there are many requirements and conditions that you must abide by. If these requirements and conditions are not met, there can be unexpected consequences that can affect the sponsor […]

Common Mistakes on Spousal Sponsorship Applications

Knowing the Common Mistakes before Submitting your Application In this article, I will address common mistakes that are found on spousal sponsorship applications. This article is made in order for you to further understand what a spousal sponsorship application entails and how to avoid these common mistakes. A spousal sponsorship application is essentially made for […]

Conditional PR Provision No Longer in Effect for Spouses and Partners

Spouses and Partners No Longer have to abide by Conditional PR Provision As of April 28, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that the conditional permanent resident status for all spouses and partners sponsored to immigrate to Canada will no longer be in effect. As a result, spouses and partners that immigrate to […]

How Can my Spouse Work in Canada

Ways to Get your Spouse Work in Canada If you and your spouse are currently in or outside of Canada and your spouse wishes to work while in Canada, then you might wonder: how can my spouse work in Canada? The question is a very good one as there are some requirements and procedures one […]

The Difference between Inland and Overseas Spousal Applications

The Difference between Inland and Overseas Spousal Applications In Canada, family reunification is a major component of Immigration and the Canadian government is strongly committed to making this happen for as many Canadians as possible. As a result, the Family Class Immigration category is the second largest category in Canadian Immigration. Specifically, within the Family […]

Changes to Spousal and Common-law Partner Sponsorship Application Process

Processing Times Changes to Spousal and Common-Law Partner Sponsorship For Canadian citizens and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their spouse or common-law partner, it can now be done easier with the new changes that have been made. Immigration Canada has introduced certain changes to spousal and common-law partner sponsorship as of late 2016. It was announced that the processing […]

Open Spousal Work Permit Requirement

What is an Open Spousal Work Permit? Do you wish for your spouse to have the opportunity to work while they are waiting for their permanent residency application? Does your spouse wish to experience what the Canadian economy market has to offer? If so, your spouse should apply for an open spousal work permit. It […]

Tips on How to Sponsor your Spouse to Canada

Sponsor your Spouse Do you and your spouse not live together and miss each other dearly? Are you hopeful that you could be together in Canada? Or is your spouse currently in Canada visiting you and you wish for them to permanently stay in Canada? Do you wish you could have someone help you make […]

How Can I Sponsor my Spouse

Sponsor my Spouse Do you and your spouse live apart from each other and miss each other dearly? Do you wish that you could be together in Canada? Do you often ask yourself: How can I sponsor my spouse? Is your desire to have someone that could help you make this possible? At Akrami & […]

Spousal Sponsorship Fraud

Marriage of Convenience Protect Yourself from Marriage Fraud Are you currently a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident? Have you ever been outside of the country on vacation or for other purposes? On this vacation, for instance, have you met any interesting people that may have caught your attention, or vice versa, they were trying to […]

Spousal Sponsorship Tips

Sponsor Spouse to Canada Are you Canadian citizen or permanent resident and like to sponsor your spouse to Canada for permanent residency? Citizenship and Immigration gives you the opportunity to reunite with your loved ones through the Family Class Program. Akrami & Associates are certified Canadian Immigration Consultants and immigration lawyers. Our team has wealth […]

Spousal Sponsorship Documents

Sponsor Spouse to Canada If you are Canadian citizens or permanent resident, age 18 or over, you are eligible to sponsor your wife, husband or same-sex partner to Canada through the Family Class program. Once you become a permanent resident you are able to live, work and study in Canada. When sponsoring a loved one […]

Responsibilities of Sponsor

Responsibilities of Sponsor when Sponsoring Spouse to Canada Did you know that a lot of people think that by marrying a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada they automatically become Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada? Unfortunately, that is not the case. When applying to sponsor your spouse or partner to Canada as […]

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