Posted - 28, Feb 2018
Canadian government has confirmed to clear about 80 percent backlog of its spousal sponsorship applications. The minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, recently announced this update about the Spousal sponsorship program. Spousal Sponsorship program allows the Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their spouses or partners living outside Canada to come and live in Canada on a permanent basis.
Canadian Government Cleared 80 percent Spousal sponsorship backlog
The immigration minister said that the government has fulfilled its commitment made almost a year back that they will reduce the backlog by 80 percent within a period of 12 months. As per the Mr. Hussen, the IRCC had 75,000 applications pending in December 2016, i.e. a year ago, out of which, the decision have been taken on eighty percent of the applications in last one year. Now the backlog has been reduced to just 15,000 applications.
Speaking about the facts, Mr. Ahmed Hussen said, "Moving to a new country can be a difficult process, especially when it comes to spouses and partners who are separated by time and distance," Hussen said. "Canadians with a partner or spouse who is abroad shouldn't have to wait for years to have them immigrate to Canada. Nor should those in the country be left uncertain as to whether they will be allowed to stay in Canada." As per him, the applications which are left with the concerned department are being worked upon diligently.
Key Changes have Streamlined Spousal Sponsorship Program
The Spousal sponsorship process has been streamlined by Canadian government in last few years, which has led to the faster processing of applications. Thanks to some crucial changes made in the program over the last few years. Liberal government of Canada has introduced many rule changes in last few months to encourage the family reunification in Canada. One among the key changes was processing the Spousal Sponsorship Applications within 12 months from the day on which it was received.
Before December 2016, the average processing time of Spousal Sponsorship program was about 26 months. The government also released the new spousal sponsorship application kit in the same month in 2016 in order to streamline and simplify the process. Mr. Hussen also confirmed the revision to the spouse and common-law partner sponsorship guide and checklist. The applicants will now require submitting their Schedule a - Background/Declaration (IMM 5669) form and police certificates as part of their initial paper application package, and not later in the application process, as was earlier required. The change has been introduced to make the application process faster and avoid unwanted delay in the process.
Highlights of Revised Application processHere are the key points of revised application process:
Want to apply Spouse Category Visa in Canada in 2018?
If you want to apply Spouse Category Visa in Canada in 2018, but confused about the procedure and guidelines, you may contact Visas Avenue Immigration expert for complete Visa process assistance from start till end. You may call Visas Avenue Canada immigration expert on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id- [email protected].
I would rate Visas Avenue to the Best in their services. Thank you Ms. Shivangi, Ms. Samiksha & Mr. Vaibhav for handling my case, they have been really supportive and clear all through out the PR process. They ve assisted me with various options & helped me understand the pros & cons of each Visa category. Indeed you have been patient in answering my doubts. Thank you so much!
Hari Vignesh Hariharan
Sheer professionalism and dedication is what they stand for. Thank you Visas Avenue for helping me achieve my Australia’s dream. My consultant Ms. Shivangi Arora and her team helped me on each step of the process. A special mention for Mr. Vaibhav Saini who was very approachable and customer friendly and answered all my queries whenever I asked. A big thumbs up to the team and Visas Avenue. Thank you again.
Our experience with Visas Avenue has been a good one. Though initially there was some delay due to the case manager being changed, when my case was taken up by Ms. Priyanka Kandwal, the process has been pretty smooth. I would like to thank her and the team for their patience while handling our case and would like to commend their knowledge and expertise when it comes to the rules and regulations of the whole process. I would highly recommend them for the PR application process and already have done so. Wishing them all the best!!
Rincy Sarah John
Thank you Visas Avenue for the wonderful efforts and professionalism to see my application through and get my PR. Would like to use this platform to thank your entire team, especially Arpita and Mrigya who were the ones handling my case and constantly following up diligently to get the documents and timely applications in place. The PR took a while to be received (1 year/ applied last August '18) but I guess that is normal with the current traffic of applicants.Would highly recommend Visas Avenue's service simply due to their professional approach and response to all queries/ e-mail in no time.Good luck to your team and keep up the great work.
Visas Avenue has been extremely helpful to me in my Australia PR application. My case was very complicated because of some personal emergencies I had during the application process but Samiksha Lal handled it very smoothly with a lot of expertise. My heartily thanks to her for helping me through the whole process with a lot of patience, and never minding my ever changing circumstances. Thank you Samiksha, thanks a lot. I owe you my regards.
Visas Avenue is probably the best company out there for these types of services. I had the pleasure of working with Priyanka Kandwal. She made the process so easy for me by answering all my queries in a timely manner. I am really grateful to you Priyanka for taking me to the finish line. I could not have asked for a better case worker. Keep up the good work.
Jasmeet & Archana was very helpful in assisting me and my wife in getting PR for Canada. They explained the step by step process and took a lot of responsibility in making sure our documents are in order. They made sure we don't miss anything and took care to make sure that there was no reason for our application to be rejected. I highly recommend them for all your immigration needs.
Kevin Mathew Joseph
Visas Avenue have given really good services for my PR process. They are easily approachable and will respond to all your queries with appropriate assistance. I would specially like to thank Jasmeet Sharma, Archana Kumari and Deepali Bhatia who worked upon my case directly and gave me ongoing help whenever I needed. Visas Avenue is good professional organization and is recommendable.