Spousal Sponsorship is a sub-category program of Canada Family Sponsorship that aims to help a permanent resident or citizen in sponsoring his/her spouse or common-law partner to live and work in Canada. Both the Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is also a sponsor and the foreign national i.e. the person being sponsored must be approved by the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to receive a visa.
If you want your wife or husband or live-in partner to come and live with you, TDOT Immigration is here to assist you in filing the sponsorship form. You can sponsor a person as your common-law partner if:
The person is of the opposite or same sex; and
You and your partner have lived together in a conjugal relationship for a period of at least one year.
Parent/ Grandparent Sponsorship
The Government Of Canada knows that the foremost priority of every individual, whether Canadian or foreigner is his/her family. We know what role your family plays in your life. This is why we work for family unification. Whether you want to sponsor your mother or father or both, we can help you file a sponsor application. Our assistance to sponsorship programs include:
Parent Super Visa
Grandparent Super Visa
PNP Family Stream
Dependent Child/ Relative
As per the amendment done on October 24, 2017, a dependent child must be under the age of 22 to fulfill the criteria of being sponsored according to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. No matter, you have a natural child or an adopted one, he/she may be sponsored to live with their parent(s) as permanent residents in Canada. The child sponsorship program is a subsection of the Family Class of immigration.
For filling a sponsorship application, a dependent child may be your own child or that of the person you are sponsoring. As per IRCC, dependent children must:
Be under the age of 22 and not a spouse or common-law partner; or
Are dependent substantially on the financial support of a parent before the age of 22 or unable to provide for themselves due to a medical condition.
Other Relative Sponsorship
If you are at least 18 years of age or above, you are eligible for sponsoring a relative to immigrate to Canada under the family class. In case, you are planning to sponsor a relative, you must be able to support them financially when they arrive and should meet their basic needs like food, shelter and clothing. The other requisites to be fulfilled are:
You must be a Canadian citizen or
You are a person registered in Canada
You are a permanent resident of Canada
The persons/individuals you can sponsor as a relative are:
Orphaned relatives under 18 years of age
Relative related to you by blood or adoption
Son or daughter
Brother or sister
Uncle or aunt
Nephew or niece
Parent/Grandparent Super Visa
No matter, for how much time you are living in Canada, almost all Canadian citizens or permanent residents are allowed to sponsor their parents and grandparents from anywhere in the world. This visa is known as Super Visa. The general validity of a super visa is for 2 years but can be renewed multiple times.
What’s The Eligibility Criteria For Sponsorships?
Must be a Canadian Citizen
Must be able to support the basic needs of spouse or partner and any dependents
Must not have sponsored anyone in the past who has requested financial assistance from the government
Must be legally married to a spouse or cohabiting for at least one year to sponsor a common-law partner
Must be able to financially support the spouse/partner for at least three years
Must not be bankrupt, or should not have a criminal record
Must intend to reside with sponsored spouse/partner in Canada
Must be at least 18 years old
At TDOT Immigration in Canada, we can help you in guiding and filing a visa application to undertake and sponsor your family or partner to live and stay with you. You can trust us for a reliable and trustworthy consultation.
To qualify for sponsorship to Canada, the sponsor itself and the person he/she is sponsoring must establish that they are either married, common-law or conjugal partners through proper documents and proofs. When a person agrees to be a sponsor, he must sign a contract also referred to as undertaking. This contract promises to provide financial and social support to the spouse or partner for basic requirements and health services.