Spousal, Common Law and Conjugal Sponsorships

Unlock the pathway to reunite with your loved ones in Canada through Spousal, Common-law, and Conjugal Sponsorships.

Embark on this journey of family reunification with confidence, supported by our expert guidance every step of the way.

Spousal, common law and conjugal sponsorships

Eligibility as a sponsor

Minimum Age Requirement: You must be at least 18 years old.

Citizenship or Residency Status: You should hold Canadian citizenship, permanent residency in Canada, or be registered under the Canadian Indian Act.

Intent to Reside in Canada: If you're a Canadian citizen living abroad, you must demonstrate your plan to return to Canada when your sponsored individuals gain permanent residency. Permanent residents residing outside Canada are ineligible to sponsor.

Financial Independence: You must demonstrate financial self-sufficiency, excluding assistance for disability reasons. In most scenarios, there's typically no income prerequisite to sponsor your spouse, partner, or dependent child. However, demonstrating financial capability becomes necessary if you're sponsoring a spouse or partner who has a dependent child, and the dependent child has one or more children of their own.

Ability to Provide: You must be capable of meeting the basic needs of the individuals you intend to sponsor.

Process of Spousal, common law or conjugal sponsorship applications

  1. We begin by assessing the eligibility of both the sponsor and the sponsored individual.
  2. Next, we meticulously review the application guide, addressing any queries you may have along the way.
  3. Once all criteria are met, we compile and submit the complete application.
  4. Processing times typically span approximately 12 months, varying depending on the specifics of each case.
  5. Throughout this period, biometric and medical, background checks are conducted as necessary.
  6. In some cases, interviews may be conducted by IRCC to gather additional information.
  7. Ultimately, a final decision is reached, concluding the sponsorship process

Important Eligibility facts

Your spouse, regardless of gender, must be legally married to you and at least 18 years old at the time of the marriage

Your common-law partner, regardless of gender, isn’t legally married to you, is at least 18 years old, and has lived with you in a conjugal relationship for at least 12 consecutive months.

Your conjugal partner, regardless of gender, isn’t legally married to you or in a common-law relationship with you, is at least 18 years old, and has been in a relationship with you for at least 1 year. They reside outside Canada and are unable to live with you or marry you in their country of residence due to significant legal or immigration barriers.

From eligibility assessment to application submission, we're here to make your spousal sponsorship process smooth and efficient

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