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 /DependentVisa and obtain the same.
What is Canada Spouse/Dependent 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 /Common-law-partner or dependent children for Permanent Residency in Canada.
The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) must authorize the sponsors of Canada Spouse visa (i.e. Canadian Permanent residents and citizens). It ensures the hassle-free visa allocation to the sponsored people.
Who is a dependent?
A dependent can be the spouse, common-law partner or dependent child of a permanent resident or principal applicant.
Dependent child- A child who is under the maximum age limit and is not married to anyone or in a common law relationship. Usually, to qualify as dependants, children must
Note: a child’s age is usually “locked in” when the IRCC get a complete application.
Who can be a sponsor?
To sponsor the Canadian Spouse visa, make sure you are related to the sponsored person as a,
Processing time of Canadian Spouse/Dependent visa
Find below the processing time for both spouse and dependent visa application:
This processing time indicates how long it took the Canadian immigration department to process most complete applications in the past 12 months. However, the IRCC can delay or even return the application in case it is not complete.
Country of Residence role in Spouse visa processing time
The processing time of the Canadian Spousal visa also 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.)
Eligibility Criteria to be a Sponsor of Spouse/Dependent visa
You can be a sponsor of Spousal/Dependent category visa provided, elapsed.
Eligibility of Spouse:-
Eligibility of other sponsored relative
You can sponsor:
What are the documents required to apply for Canadian spouse visa?
Here is the list of documents required to apply for Canadian spouse visa:
IELTS Requirement for Canadian Spouse visa
There is no need to provide the IELTS test result to apply for a Spouse visa in Canada. However, suppose the primary applicant wishes to include his/her spouse while submitting the Canada PR application. In that case, he/she can get valuable immigration points for the English proficiency (confirmed through IELTS Test result) of the spouse.
How to apply for Canadian Spouse/dependent visa?
The sponsorship application process can be divided in two steps:
Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their Spouse, partner or Children to get permanent residency in Canada. Find below the fees applicable to family-sponsored visas, i.e. Children, Spouse or Partner visa.
Sponsor your spouse or partner
Sponsorship fee ($75), principal applicant processing fee ($475) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)
Sponsor your spouse or partner without right of permanent residence fee
Sponsorship fee ($75) and principal applicant processing fee ($475)
Sponsor a dependent child
Sponsorship fee ($75) and processing fee ($75)
Include any dependent child
Include any dependent child on an application with your spouse or partner
Processing fee ($150)
Are you applying for Spouse Visa/Dependent 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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