Posts Tagged ‘Spousal Application’

Applying For Spousal Sponsorship

What is Spousal Sponsorship Spousal sponsorship is a common way for people to immigrate to Canada. More specifically, if you have a spouse who is a Canadian permanent resident or a Canadian citizen, he or she may help you immigrate to Canada under certain conditions. The policies are not as strict as the ones of […]

FAQs regarding Spousal Sponsorship

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Spousal Sponsorship In this article, I will address frequently asked questions and answers regarding spousal sponsorship in order for you to further understand what a spousal sponsorship entails. A spousal sponsorship is created for Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who desire to sponsor their spouse to Canada permanently. Essentially, […]

Reasons for Spousal Sponsorship Refusal

Important Reasons for Spousal Sponsorship Refusal Sponsoring your spouse to Canada can be an overwhelming and stressful process, especially because you desperately want to be reunited with your significant other. But ultimately the decision is in the hands of the Immigration officer. As a result, you must provide sufficient information and documentation to prove your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sponsoring my Spouse to Canada

Spousal Sponsorship Are you married but your wife/husband cannot come to live in Canada with you? Are you in a relationship but your other significant is having difficulties to reunite you in Canada? Do you miss someone who is important to your life but is not with you in your life? Are you waiting for […]

Spousal and Common Law Partner Sponsorship

Sponsoring Family to Canada Citizenship and Immigration Canada goal is to reunite close family members to Canada through the Family Class. Under the Family Class Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents can sponsor their spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, dependent children and parents or grandparents. Citizenship and Immigration Canada gives Family Class applications highest priority because […]


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 […]


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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