SPONSORING A SPOUSE, OR COMMON-LAW PARTNER:
As a Canadian permanent resident or citizen, you have the option to sponsor your spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner to relocate to Canada. While there are no specific minimum income criteria for sponsorship, it is essential that you demonstrate your capability to support your partner financially after their arrival in the country. In the case of being unemployed or lacking a source of income, it is crucial to provide a detailed explanation of your plan to support your spouse.
In addition to meeting the financial criteria, you will also have to comply with other program requirements. These requirements may vary depending on the nature of the relationship and other individual circumstances. It is advisable to seek guidance from a licensed immigration lawyer or a registered immigration consultant with experience in spousal applications to ensure a successful application process.
At our firm, we have a wealth of experience in handling spousal applications, including appeals and any other challenges that may arise during the process. We can assist you in navigating the complexities of the process and help ensure that your application meets all the necessary requirements.
If you are a Canadian permanent resident or citizen, you have the option to sponsor your parents to come to Canada, subject to meeting certain eligibility criteria. These include minimum income levels based on your family size in Canada, as well as other program requirements.
It is important to note that the Canadian government has a limited number of spots available for parent sponsorship each year. If you missed the expression of interest submission openings in the past, you will have to wait for the new application cycle, which typically opens early in the following year. It is advisable to start preparing your application well in advance, ensuring that you have all the necessary documents and information ready for submission. This will give you the best chance of successfully sponsoring your parents to come to Canada.
At our firm, we can help guide you through the sponsorship process, including navigating the expression of interest system and ensuring that your application meets all the necessary requirements.
In the event that you do not meet the eligibility criteria to sponsor your parents to come to Canada, there are alternative options that you may want to consider. One such option is to apply for a Super Visa, which allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to visit and stay in Canada for up to two years at a time, without the need for renewal of their status. The Super Visa is a multiple-entry visa and is valid for up to 10 years.
Aside from the Super Visa, other immigration pathways may be available to your parents, such as business immigration or skilled worker immigration, provided they meet the relevant eligibility criteria. It is important to note that these options have specific requirements and selection criteria that must be met.
At our firm, we can provide guidance and assistance in exploring alternative options for your parents' immigration to Canada. Our experienced team can help determine which option is best suited to your parents' unique circumstances and provide support throughout the application process.
SUPER VISA FOR PARENTS & GRANDPARENTS:
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may be eligible to invite your parents or grandparents to Canada on a Super Visa. The Super Visa is a multiple-entry visa that is valid for up to 10 years and allows for a maximum stay of five years during each visit.
To apply for a Super Visa, you must meet certain eligibility criteria, including a minimum income requirement and the purchase of at least one year's medical insurance coverage in Canada for your parents or grandparents. In addition, they may be required to undergo a medical examination to ensure they meet the health requirements for entry to Canada.
The minimum income requirement for the Super Visa is updated at the beginning of each year and may vary depending on the number of people in your household. It is important to ensure that you meet the income requirement before applying for the Super Visa. It is worth noting that while the Super Visa allows for a maximum stay of five years, in some cases, a border services officer may limit or extend the stay to align with the purpose of the visit.
At our firm, we can provide guidance and support throughout the Super Visa application process. Our experienced team can help you navigate the requirements and ensure that your application is prepared accurately and efficiently to maximize your chances of success.
SPONSORING A DEPENDENT CHILD:
As a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may be eligible to sponsor your dependent child, whether they are natural-born or adopted, to come and live with you in Canada as a permanent resident. In this case, you would be the sponsor in the application.
To be eligible for sponsorship, you and your child will be required to demonstrate the nature of your relationship and prove that you are in fact parent and child. This can be done by providing legal documentation such as a birth certificate or adoption papers, as well as providing evidence of your ongoing relationship, such as photographs, letters, and other documentation.
Once your child is sponsored and has become a permanent resident in Canada, they will have access to a number of benefits and opportunities, including the ability to work and study in Canada, access to healthcare, and other social services.
At our firm, we can provide guidance and support throughout the sponsorship application process for dependent children. Our team of experienced immigration professionals can help ensure that your application meets all the necessary requirements and that you have the best chance of success in bringing your child to Canada as a permanent resident.
SPONSORING OTHER RELATIVES:
As a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to sponsor certain other relatives to immigrate to Canada under specific circumstances. To be eligible for sponsorship, you must be at least 18 years old and able to support your relative financially when they arrive in Canada.
The ability to support your relative means that you can provide for their basic needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing, for a certain period of time after their arrival in Canada. This requirement ensures that your relative will not be a burden on the Canadian social welfare system.
The relatives that you may be able to sponsor include grandparents, parents, brothers or sisters, nieces or nephews, and orphaned close relatives under the age of 18.
It is important to note that sponsoring other relatives to immigrate to Canada is a complex process with specific eligibility criteria and program requirements. Our firm can provide guidance and support throughout the application process, ensuring that your application meets all the necessary requirements for a successful outcome. Our experienced team can help you navigate the process and maximize your chances of success in bringing your relatives to Canada.
As a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to sponsor certain family members to come to Canada. The types of family members that you may be able to sponsor include your spouse, common-law partner, dependent children, parents, and certain other relatives.
It is important to note that each sponsorship category has its own set of eligibility criteria and program requirements. For example, to sponsor a spouse or common-law partner, you must demonstrate that your relationship is genuine and that you meet certain financial criteria. To sponsor parents, you must meet minimum income requirements and have sufficient financial resources to support them.
At our firm, we can assist you in determining which family members you may be eligible to sponsor and help you navigate the complex sponsorship process. Our team of experienced immigration professionals can provide guidance and support throughout the application process, ensuring that your application meets all the necessary requirements for a successful outcome.