Family Class Sponsorship provides Canadian citizens with an opportunity to sponsor their family members living in another country to live with them in Canada and become the permanent residents of the country. The visas in the family class sponsorship category include:
A spousal visa allows a Canadian national to sponsor his or her spouse along with their dependent child/children to live in Canada. However, the sponsor and the sponsored person
As mentioned earlier, it is necessary for a sponsor to be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of the country, in order to sponsor his or her spouse. There are several other prerequisites to be eligible. A sponsor must
An applicant (sponsored person) of spousal visa must also fulfill eligibility requirements. A sponsored spouse must
A spouse who is granted a permanent residence under this class has the right to
In addition to the above, he or she is
The processing time depends on the type of visa and the person-to-be-sponsored. Spouses are on priority and thus, their application may take at least a month. At most Canadian immigration offices, such applications are processed quickly and ahead of all other applications.
A sponsor is exempted from financial requirements but he or she must agree to provide for the basic needs, such as food, shelter and clothing and health needs that are not covered by public health services, of the sponsored spouse. These are called the "essential needs" that a sponsor must provide for.
It varies from case to case. A well prepared visa application reduces the need to appear for an interview prior to the issue of a spousal visa; however, it doesn't completely eliminate it. The citizenship and immigration authorities conduct interview when there is any issue or concern regarding the legitimacy or genuineness of the relationship claimed.
In case a sponsorship application is refused, an appeal can be made in the Immigration Adjudication Division within 30 days of refusal. It is better to contact a lawyer and seek assistance to ensure that your application stands the best chances of acceptance.
A spousal visa application may take really long even if the government considers the processing of such applications a priority. In addition, a single error or misrepresentation of information may lead to a refusal. It's important to seek legal hel p for a spousal visa, in order to
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