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How to apply Canadian Spouse Visa?

Canada is the perfect country to settle with family and enjoy the 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 in Canada 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 Spousal Sponsorship visa in Canada and obtain the same as well.

Spousal Sponsorship in Canada

The Spousal Sponsorship Program of Canada is sub-category of the Family Sponsorship Program only. It allows the Canadian permanent residents and citizens to sponsor their spouse or Common-law-partner for Permanent Residency in Canada.

The sponsors of Canadian Spouse Category visas (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 Spousal Sponsorship 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 is no two types of sponsorships, asnow, both outland and inland applications are received and processed at the visa office located in Canada only.

Sponsorship fee for Canada Spouse visa

The fee to Sponsor a spouse, 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 Canadian 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, time elapsed in verification/assessment of application, time taken to respond to any query asked by 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 Quebec province of Canada, you need to fulfil Quebec’s conditions for sponsorship.

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 Spousal Sponsorship Visa in Canada, 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 Canadian Spousal Sponsorship Program and start the proceedings in the guidance of an expert.


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