Canada is one of the best countries in the world to live, work and settle permanently. Federal Government in Canada is known for its lenient immigration policies. In last few years, Canada’s federal immigration department, i.e. IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has not only eased the immigration rules for the people applying for visa under different categories, but also relaxed the regulations and processing time for family reunification and Spouse Visa.
Canadian citizens and permanent residents are allowed to sponsor their Spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner for Spousal Visa to come to Canada as permanent residents. The spousal visa allows the applicant to come, live and work permanently in Canada, once they are sponsored by their partner in Canada, who is already a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Learn more about the what is Canada Permanent Resident Visa?
Spousal sponsorship Categories
Here are two main Spousal Sponsorship Categories:
Rules for spouse visa in Canada
You can sponsor your spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner if:
If your spouse or common-law partner is applying in the Spouse or Common-law Partner in Canada class, they must already co-habit (live) with you in Canada.
Note: A conjugal partner is, in relation to a sponsor, a foreign national residing outside Canada who has been in a conjugal relationship with the sponsor for at least one year. A foreign national residing inside Canada cannot be sponsored as a conjugal partner.
Learn more about the Canada Immigration rules changes in 2019
Here are the recent rule changes regarding Canadian Spouse category visa:
Canada government has cancelled the Conditional Permanent Rule that used to make some sponsored spouses or partners in Canada to stay with their sponsoring spouse or common law partner for minimum 2 years.
All the applicants of spousal sponsorship program (both in Canada and overseas) will now be able to use the same application package and checklists. This will reduce the disorder and chaos at the end of both applicants and checking authorities.
The document checklist has been made more specific and personalized based on the fact as to who is being sponsored. Hence, as an applicant you can choose relevant checklist from the given four checklists to know which document or farm you need to pick and submit.
For the ease and better understanding of the applicants, the relationship questionnaire has been shortened. Hence, now you can refer to the questionnaire with fewer questions.
Well, the processing time of the Canadian Spousal visa depends on the country from where you are applying the same. For example if someone is sponsoring the Spouse or common-law partner living outside Canada, i.e. India, the application may take the processing time of 12 months as per the recent changes rule changes in this regard.
Earlier the average processing time for spouses/common-law partners of Canadian citizens & permanent residents in Canada was about 26 months.
Note: The visa processing times explains as to long Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) usually takes to process applications in the past after receiving a complete application from the applicants. However, the processing times may vary, based on how many applications IRCC receives. Your application may also be delayed if it is not complete.
You can become a sponsor if you:
As an applicant, you need to only submit the police certificate from
Well, IELTS is not required for Canada spouse visa, however, if you are spouse or partner is added in your Canada PR application via express entry, etc. you can get points for adding your partners IELTS score.
The spousal sponsorship application process can be divided in two steps:
Need assistance to apply for Spousal sponsorship program?
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