• December 3, 2013

    Family Class Sponsorship

    The Family Class Sponsorship application is available if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident living in Canada, and you want to sponsor close family members living abroad, including: Spousal Sponsorship: If you are a Permanent Resident of Canada or a Canadian citizen, you are eligible [...]

  • December 2, 2013

    Family Class Sponsorship Calculating Required Income

    The total number of persons determines the amount of income required to sponsor and determines which LICO to use. Sponsors should count: Themselves, and any family members to whom they provide support, The persons they are now sponsoring, including all family members of the sponsored person, whether these [...]

  • December 2, 2013

    Family Class Sponsorship The Financial Test

    The financial test is needed to prove that sponsors can support their relatives for the period of the undertaking. Sponsors in Quebec are subject to that province's financial criteria. Sponsors must show they have the minimum necessary income (LICO) to support the sponsored persons as well as their [...]

  • November 17, 2013

    Family Class Sponsorship Document Guidelines

    Sponsoring your spouse or Common Law Partner abroad should be an exciting experience. Often enough, this joyous occasion can easily turn into a stressful one if you are struggling with your application. At Akrami and Associates, we pride ourselves at putting the needs of our clients first. Let [...]

  • December 2, 2013

    Family Class Sponsorship Agreement

    Sponsorship Agreement The Sponsorship Agreement is a written contract in which sponsors and applicants make promises to each other. The sponsor submits a completed, signed Sponsorship Agreement with the sponsorship application. The agreement does not need to be the agreement in the application kit, as long as it [...]

  • December 2, 2013

    Family Class Residency Requirements for Sponsors

    Residency Requirements In assessing residency requirements for sponsorship purposes a sponsor must maintain a significant connection to Canada. Officers Will Consider Whether You: Maintained a residence in Canada, Have spouse and/or children resident in Canada, Has assets in Canada, Paid Canadian income tax on global income, Visited Canada [...]

  • December 2, 2013

    Responsibility of Sponsors

    In the case of applications for permanent residence from foreign nationals who are spouses, common-law partners, conjugal partners and dependent children, (including children already adopted): As a Sponsors You Must: Complete the responsibilities related to the sponsorship application, Ensure that your sponsored family member or in the case [...]

  • December 2, 2013

    Family Class Minimum Necessary Income

    LICO The sponsor's income must meet the minimum necessary income requirement, as identified annually by Statistics Canada in LICO levels, to support all members of a sponsor's own family and all sponsored persons and their family members, including family members listed as non- accompanying. The applicable LICO level [...]

  • December 2, 2013

    Financial Responsibility when Sponsoring

    The financial test is needed to prove that sponsors can support sponsored persons for the period of the undertaking. Financial Resources: May include the resources of the sponsor's spouse or common-law partner if the sponsor's financial resources are inadequate and the sponsor's spouse or common-law partner declares their [...]

  • December 2, 2013

    Family Class Sponsorship Bars to Sponsorship

    Sponsors and co-signers these conditions occur cannot sponsor if: They are permanent residents This includes stayed orders, departure orders, exclusion orders subject to a removal order and deportation orders. Exception: People who were granted permanent residence despite an unexecuted removal [...]

  • December 2, 2013

    Who Can you Sponsor under Family Class?

    Members of the Family Class Include: spouse, common-law or conjugal partner; dependent child (no matter which parent is supporting the child, and also including children adopted overseas); father or mother; grandfather or grandmother; orphan under 18, if sibling, niece or nephew, or grandchild of sponsor; child under age [...]

  • November 26, 2013

    Can I File Family Class Sponsorship Application Myself?

    Family Class Sponsorship Application The Family class Sponsorship Application is the second most popular for immigrating to Canada, after Federal Skilled Worker program. In 2012, 50000 people migrated to Canada under the Family Class program. Canada values the importance of family and understands how important the concept of [...]