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Sponsoring Spouse or Partner to Canada

Sponsoring Spouse or Partner to Canada

Family Class Sponsorship

If you are a Canadian permanent resident or citizen and interested in helping your spouse, common-law, or conjugal partner immigrate to Canada, the Family Class Sponsorship Program may enable you to do so, via its Spousal Sponsorship subsection.

There are various eligibility requirements for both the sponsor and sponsored individual for purposes of meeting this subsection; chief among being the burden of establishing that their relationship falls within one of the following categories recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):

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Using Criminal Rehabilitation to Sponsor a Spouse with Criminal Record

Using Criminal Rehabilitation to Sponsor a Spouse with Criminal Record

Having a Spouse with Criminal Record

In order to ensure the security of every Canadian citizen and permanent resident, the immigration officers are vigilant when it comes to accessing foreign nationals’ admissibility. If you have a spouse who has a criminal record, he or she may be denied entry to Canada. Furthermore, this inadmissibility will prevent you from successfully sponsoring your spouse. Fear not, you still have an option to sponsor a spouse with criminal record. Before applying for spousal sponsorship, there is a need to overcome your spouse’s criminality, depending on the nature of the crime and what sentence they received. In this blog, you will learn about how criminal rehabilitation can help you in the process of sponsoring a spouse with criminal record.

Resolving Criminal Inadmissibility

One of the most important steps prior to sponsoring a spouse with criminal record is to have the spouse’s criminal record expunged, obtain Criminal Rehabilitation, or be deemed rehabilitated. Rehabilitation means that you lead a stable lifestyle and that you are unlikely to be involved in any further criminal activities.

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Canadian Spousal Sponsorship

Canadian Spousal Sponsorship

Learn about Spousal Sponsorship

Having someone that you love around you is a wonderful thing! Unfortunately not everyone is fortunate enough to have that experience. At Akrami&Associates we value the importance of having loved ones around you because we know it is vital to a person’s happiness. We do our best to keep loved ones together and unite families. We aid with Spousal Sponsorships and stand beside you throughout the whole process. It can be difficult to bring a spouse into Canada because of different issues that need to be addressed and requirements that need to be met. Akrami&Associates is a leading firm in spousal sponsorships. Our company offers high success rates and tries to achieve the best results we can with the most effort.

Comparing In-land to Overseas Application

One of the main advantages for an in-land spousal sponsorship application is that the Applicant can apply for an open work permit that will allow them to work legally while they wait for their application to be processed. The Applicant spouse in the inland sponsorship application must have valid temporary resident status either as a visitor, worker or student, to qualify to apply for the open work permit.

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About Family Class Sponsorships

About Family Class Sponsorships

About Family-Class Sponsorship

Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada with family overseas who you wish you could be closer to? Do you and your family wish to reunite and live together in one place? The Canadian government recognized oftentimes many families are separated against their wishes, and works to help reunite these families whenever possible. Therefore, there is the family class sponsorship program which allows Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada to sponsor their loved ones who are living overseas, to allow them to come to Canada as permanent residents. This blog will aim to break down the different streams of family class sponsorship, and explain the process submitting this type of application.

 

Who Can I Sponsor Under the Family Class Sponsorship Program?

As the name suggest, the family class sponsorship stream allows you to sponsor members of your immediate family, if you are a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen. The relatives you may sponsor are as follows.

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Family Class Eligibility Requirements

Family Class Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements for Family Class Sponsorship

The Canadian government highly regards family reunification and thus has created the family class sponsorship to assist family members to reunite with their loved ones. There are many sponsors in Canada that have family members around the world and they would love the opportunity to bring them to Canada to live permanently. However, before doing so, the sponsor must ensure that they meet the eligibility requirements in order to sponsor them to Canada; and, vice versa for the applicant. Therefore, in this article, I will address the eligibility requirements for specific sponsorship categories in the family class immigration category.

Spouse / Common-Law / Conjugal Sponsorship

Under the spousal sponsorship category, technically, there are three different distinctions between the relationships. A sponsor can either sponsor their spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner. Furthermore, there are eligibility requirements that are specific to each of these types of spousal sponsorships. The eligibility requirements will be listed below:

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Conditional Permanent Residence for Spouses and Partners Removed

Conditional Permanent Residence for Spouses and Partners Removed

Conditional Permanent Residence Removed

On April 28, 2017- the government of Canada removed the conditions that applied to some sponsored spouses or partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. So what this means the spouse or common-law partner sponsored to Canada no longer has to live with their sponsor just to keep their permanent resident status. Instead, these individuals will get permanent resident status upon landing and no longer have to experience a period of conditional permanent resident status.

So, if your relationship was less than two year and had no children in common then you had to live with your sponsor for two years based on the old regulation.

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