How to sponsor your spouse from Hong Kong for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 13:48:19 +0000

If you are Canadian and you want to sponsor your spouse or common-law partner from Hong Kong for Canadian immigration, the first step is to see if you are eligible. As the sponsor, you have to be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or First Nation over the age of 18. You also need to sign […]

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How to sponsor your spouse from Lebanon for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 09:00:32 +0000

If you are in Canada and your spouse or common-law partner is in Lebanon, the first step to sponsoring them for Canadian immigration is to see if you are eligible. As the sponsor, you have to be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or First Nation over the age of 18. You also need to sign […]

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Canada expanding processing capacity to expedite family reunion

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:50:06 +0000

Canada is expanding the Case Processing Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia in an effort to process more applications and reunite families faster. IRCC will get new office space and be able to hire 62 additional employees, according to a media release. These new employees will primarily work on family class overseas applications. With these new […]

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Canada accepts spousal or common-law sponsorship applications from out-of-status foreign nationals

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:00:01 +0000

Among the recent challenges arising from the coronavirus pandemic is that many people are not able to travel to where they had planned and are consequently stuck where they are. A notable example of this phenomenon is the predicament of foreign nationals who have to come to Canada to visit their spouse or common-law partner […]

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How to sponsor your partner for Canadian immigration from inside Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 09:00:51 +0000

So you’re ready to sponsor your spouse or common-law partner for Canadian immigration. If you are applying with your partner who is living with you in Canada, the process has slightly different steps than if you were applying from abroad. The Spouse or Common-Law Partner in-Canada class is for Canadian citizens and permanent residents who […]

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How Canadians can sponsor their spouse from abroad

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 09:00:34 +0000

Most times Canadians need to be in Canada in order to sponsor their spouse or common-law partner for permanent residence, but not always. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allows Canadian citizens to apply to sponsor their spouses, common-law partners, dependent children and conjugal partners from abroad. However, they have to prove that they will […]

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International couples face immigration processing delays

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:00:02 +0000

Canadians who have been separated from their foreign national loved-ones for an extended period of time are mounting pressure on the federal government to take action. The coronavirus outbreak is highlighting issues in the spousal and common-law sponsorship program that existed before the pandemic. Temporary Resident Visas (TRV) are often denied for spousal sponsorship applicants […]

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Sponsoring non-status spouses and common-law partners for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:00:38 +0000

There are options for spouses and common-law partners of Canadians to get permanent residence even if they do not have immigration status. Cases involving “lack of status” spouses and partners fall under Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s objective to help keep families together. It also aims to prevent hardship from separating a couple who […]

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Sponsoring common-law partners to Canada during coronavirus

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:00:09 +0000

Canada’s travel restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus do not extend to immediate family members, including common-law partners. For the purposes of immigration, Canada defines a common-law partnership as two people who have lived together for one year in what the government calls a “conjugal relationship,” or a “marriage-like” relationship. Canadian citizens and permanent […]

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Pilot exempting certain family members from lifetime sponsorship ban now in effect

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 21:04:48 +0000

A new two-year pilot begins today that will allow sponsorship applications for certain family members who would normally be banned from obtaining permanent residence under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.  The pilot concerns non-accompanying family members who were not examined and in some cases were not even declared when a foreign national applied for […]

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