Family Sponsorship

Can a same-sex partner be sponsored? If you were married in Canada then your same-sex marriage will be valid in regards to sponsorship of a spouse. If you were married outside of Canada then your same-sex marriage will be deemed valid if it is recognized in the country that the marriage took place. In terms […]

Inland Vs Overseas Sponsorship Applications

An Overseas Sponsorship application takes places outside of Canada at the appropriate visa office abroad. This also means that the applicant, your spouse or common law partner, is typically waiting outside of Canada until a decision is made. If you want to sponsor your spouse or common-law partner inside Canada which means your spouse or […]

Sponsorship of your Spouse, Partner or Children

In Canada you can sponsor your spouse, common-law or conjugal partner and your dependent children. You can do this from inside or outside of Canada. Both you and your family member need to meet certain requirements in order for the sponsorship to be successful. You as the Sponsor Must: Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent […]

Inland or Overseas Application for Spousal Sponsorship?

When thinking of sponsoring your spouse or common-law partner to live with you in Canada there are a many things you need to consider. One of the most important and relevant decisions that you would have to make is whether to make the sponsorship in the country of origin of your spouse or if you […]

What If My Spousal Sponsorship Is Refused?

There are many other reasons for the refusal, for example, the application was not prepared accurately or you might have provided incorrect information which is not consistent with your application, criminal record of the spouse, severe medical condition, you are taking social assistance from the government or the genuineness of your relationship is in question. […]

Spousal Sponsorship Application

Are you a citizen or permanent resident? You may be able to sponsor your spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner. Your spouse may need to have a medical exam, security, criminal, and back ground check. Here the other types of documents you will need to sponsor a: Spouse Marriage license or certificate Proof of that […]

How To Qualify For Spousal Sponsorship

Every year in Canada thousands of people apply to come to Canada or to bring their spouses here under the Spousal Sponsorship application. You have the ability to sponsor your spouse if you are a Canadian Citizen or have Permanent Residence status. Within this process there are several conditions and requirements that you both must […]

How to Prove My Relationship is Genuine? – Spousal Sponsorship

The most important requirement for a sponsoring your spouse or common-law partner or your conjugal partner is to prove the genuineness of the relationship. Canada has been subjected to many fraudulent applications. People have tried to sponsor spouses or partners to Canada just to get the person in Canada, and not because of the genuine […]

Financial Requirement For Sponsorship

Some sponsorship applications have a minimum income threshold requirement. Spousal, Common Law and Conjugal sponsorships are an exception. There is no minimum income requirement for sponsoring a Spouse, Common Law partner or a Conjugal partner. It is a very common misconception, as most people assume that there is fixed required amount for sponsoring your spouse. […]

Inland Vs. Overseas Applications for Spousal Sponsorship Application

As with everything in life, there are pros and cons to every situation. Determining which application is best suited for you and your spouses specific needs may be a little confusing. However, understanding the differences between the two applications (inland or overseas) may help with making this decision a little bit easier. Spousal Sponsorship Application […]

How to Prove Your Intention to Reside in Canada?

<p>You might be in a situation where you are a Canadian citizen living outside of Canada and wish to <b>sponsor your spouse as a permanent resident</b>. In order to do this, you must show that you have the intention to return and stay in Canada.</p> <p>You may also wish to know what sorts of documentations […]

Spousal Sponsorship

If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you are eligible to sponsor your spouse, common-law/conjugal partner, or dependent children. The definition of a “Dependent Child” is: Any child that is under the age of 19 and does not have a spouse or a common-law partner; or Any child who is 19 years […]

How Can I Prove My Relationship?

Whether you are in a marriage, common-law or conjugal relationship, in order to have a successful sponsorship application, it is important to prove that you have a genuine relationship. You may be thinking that this is simple enough, but that is because you have knowledge of the true state of your relationship. The challenging part […]

Spousal Sponsorship Refusal

Applying for spousal sponsorship to Canada can be a very intimidating and scary thing. You always wonder whether the information you gathered to send in is enough. How do you prove your love and commitment for a person to a complete stranger through a bunch of paperwork? Spousal sponsorship can be very tough, just the […]

Spousal Sponsorship Interview Questions

After completing your application, through the spousal sponsorship class, and mailing it out, you may be required to attend an interview after your application has been reviewed. You might be wondering why you were chosen for an interview and not others, or you might wish to know how you should prepare yourself. During an interview, […]

Medical Requirements for Permanent Residents

If you wish to sponsor a family member, enter as a federal skilled worker, or as a live-in caregiver, you may be required to undergo a medical examination. There is some information you should know regarding medical examinations in order to make your application successful. It is important to know that, The purpose of a […]

Refugee Claimant Sponsoring the Spouse

A marriage or a Common-law or Conjugal relationship is based on a loving relationship between two people who want to make a life for themselves and build a family for themselves. In some cases, a couple may be temporarily separated and living in two different countries due to unforeseen circumstances. If you are a Canadian […]

Spousal Sponsorship Application

Document to Submit with a Spousal Sponsorship Application When submitting a Spousal sponsorship application, you should always be considering the key factors you are attempting to demonstrate in your application. Consider the requirements and ensure that your documentation accurately reflects how you meet these requirements. When it comes to a Spousal  sponsorship application, whether it […]

Inland vs Overseas Sponsorship application

Family unification is one of the founding principles of the Canadian Immigration System. Through Canada’s extensive and one of a kind immigration system, Canadian Permanent Residents and Citizens have the ability to sponsor their partners from abroad in one of three ways: Inland vs Overseas Sponsorship application Spousal Sponsorship Common-Law Sponsorship Conjugal Sponsorship Spousal Sponsorship […]

Spousal Sponsorship Interview Questions

Below you will find excerpts from the actual Immigration Officer Guidelines or Manual as to how they conduct interviews and what Spousal Sponsorship Interview Questions you should be prepared to answer. This will help give you a sense as to what you might expect from an Officer during an interview as well as provide you […]


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