Family sponsorship is one of Canada’s quickest and most common ways to obtain permanent residence. It is anticipated to grow once more with this year’s relaxation of international travel restrictions. China is Canada’s second-largest source of new permanent residents after India.

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FAMILY SPONSORSHIP

If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada and have family members who want to immigrate to Canada, you might be able to assist them. One of the cornerstones of the Canadian immigration system is still family reunion. By allowing adults who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sponsor a relative for immigration, the Family Class Sponsorship Program helps to reconnect families. The applicant for sponsorship must fit the criteria to be eligible.

– Wife, common-law partner, or sexual partner

– Relying child

– Parent’s Grandparent

– Unmarried, under-18-year-old sibling, nephew, niece, or grandchild whose parents have passed away.

– Except in cases when they temporarily reside legally in Canada, such as with a work or study permit, the sponsored individual must reside outside Canada.

Spouse :

 Canadian law and a legally binding union in the spouse’s country of origin, a common-law spouse a continuous period of at least one year of cohabitation in a romantic relationship 

Relationship partner:

Conjugal relationship lasting at least a year (commitment and permanence similar to marriage or common-law) in which the pair is unable to live together owing to immigration restrictions, religious restrictions, issues with their sexual orientation or marital status, or other factors (e.g. married to someone else, where divorce is not possible in a country of origin) Same-sex relationships are accepted under these categories for immigration reasons.

If the child is under the age of 22 and does not have a spouse or common-law partner of their own, the child of the sponsor or the child of the sponsor’s spouse or common-law partner may be regarded as a dependent child.

Suppose a child above the age of 22 was financially reliant on their parents before turning 22 and cannot support themselves due to a mental or physical condition. In that case, they may still be considered dependents. Children with a former spouse’s sole custody are still counted as dependents and must be disclosed on the sponsorship application. If the dependent kid being sponsored has one or more dependents, the sponsor must demonstrate their ability to pay by earning less than a certain amount.

An adult Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is at least 18 years old must serve as the sponsor. A sponsor must live in Canada unless they are a Canadian citizen currently residing overseas and intends to move here when the sponsored person arrives.

We advise speaking with an expert lawyer who understands how to properly prepare successful family sponsorship applications rather than taking the chance that your efforts will be denied because of a piece of missing information on a document or an ineligible scenario. An adult Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is at least 18 years old must serve as the sponsor. A sponsor must live in Canada unless they are a Canadian citizen currently residing overseas and intends to move here when the sponsored person arrives.

That family sponsorship class of immigration programmes promises to offer excellent chances for foreign nationals who want to make Canada their home when borders loosen up with the international distribution of Covid-19 vaccines and economies recover from the economic effects of the pandemic.

Family sponsorship – A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada who is 18 years of age or older may sponsor some family members to immigrate to Canada. Due to their permanent residence, these family members can live, study, and work in Canada. A sponsor must agree to pay back the federal or provincial governments for three years starting on the date the spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner becomes a permanent resident.

The obligation begins the day the child becomes a permanent resident of Canada for ten years or until the child reaches the age of twenty-five, whichever comes first. In the case of a child under the age of nineteen of the sponsor or the spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner. Applications for sponsorship go through the entire processing cycle in around a year.

Usually, they are handled in a year but depending on the specifics of your case, it can take longer. Your application can be delayed if you have a challenging situation or the immigration officer needs more evidence of your relationship. Making sure your sponsorship application is completed the first time accurately is the best way to guarantee that it is processed as promptly as possible. 

FINAL THOUGHT :

The process of sponsoring a spouse for immigration to Canada is now more straightforward than ever, but the legal or regulatory requirements for family sponsorship remain unaffected. Although it is now feasible to sponsor a husband or wife to immigrate to Canada more quickly than ever, candidates must still show Immigration Canada that all prerequisites for sponsoring a Canadian permanent residency have been met. It’s important to note that the forms needed to support a spouse’s immigration to Canada have also changed, so avoid using an outdated document checklist.

A sponsor must live in Canada unless they are a Canadian citizen currently residing overseas and intends to move here when the sponsored person arrives. An adult Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is at least 18 years old must serve as the sponsor.