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How to apply for Canada Spouse Visa?

Canada is the perfect country to settle with family and enjoy high living standards and quality life. The family-sponsored visas are the key highlight of the Canada immigration program.

It allows the permanent residents and citizens to sponsor their eligible family members, i.e. spouse, parents and grandparents, dependent children, etc. to get permanent residency in Canada.

Spousal Sponsorship Program is the most popular Immigration category in Canada. Every year, tens of thousands of people apply for Canada Spouse Visa and obtain the same as well.

What is Canada Spouse Visa?

The Spousal Sponsorship Program of Canada is a sub-category of the Family Sponsorship Program only.

It allows Canadian permanent residents and citizens to sponsor their spouse or Common-law-partner for Permanent Residency in Canada.

The sponsors of Canada Spouse visa (i.e. Canadian Permanent residents and citizens), must be authorized by IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) to do so. This ensures the hassle-free visa allocation to the sponsored people.

Who can be a sponsor?

To sponsor the Canadian Spouse visa, the sponsor must be related to the sponsored person as a,

  • Spouse
  • Common-law Partner
  • Conjugal Partner

Type of Sponsorship

Earlier, there was a concept of Outland Sponsorship and Inland sponsorship, based on the location of the person (spouse) being sponsored, i.e. inside or outside Canada

However, now there are no two types of sponsorships, as of now, both outland and inland applications are received and processed at the visa office located in Canada.

The sponsorship fee for Canada Spouse visa

The fee to sponsor a spouse, the partner is approximately $1,040, though; overall, spousal sponsorship process may include the further associated charges as well along with the sponsorship fee.

Processing time of Canada Spouse visa

The approximate processing time of the spousal visa is about 12 months, though the same may vary based on various linked factors, i.e. accuracy of application and documents, the time elapsed in verification/assessment of the application, time is taken to respond to any query asked by the visa office, etc.

Eligibility Criteria to be a Sponsor

You can be a sponsor of Spousal category visa provided, you are:

  • 18 years or above
  • A permanent resident or citizen of Canada
  • Able to demonstrate that you are not getting any social assistance (apart from disability if any)
  • Able to demonstrate that you can provide basic needs to the sponsored person, i.e. your spouse or partner
  • If you are residing in the Quebec province of Canada, you need to fulfill Quebec’s conditions for sponsorship.

IELTS Requirement for Canada Spouse visa

There is no need to provide the IELTS test result to apply Spouse visa in Canada. However, if primary applicant wish to include his/her spouse while submitting Canada PR application, he/she can get valuable immigration points for the English proficiency (confirmed through IELTS Test result) of the spouse.

Are you applying for Spouse Visa in Canada this year? Contact Visas Avenue for complete assistance

Visas Avenue is the leading and accredited Visa and Immigration consultancy Agency in India. If you need assistance or support to apply for Canadian Spouse Visa, you may contact the certified and highly experienced Canada migration experts at Visas Avenue Immigration by calling on our Toll-Free No. – 78-18-000-777.

Alternatively, fill the free assessment form to confirm your eligibility for the Canadian Spousal Sponsorship Program and start the proceedings in the guidance of an expert.


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