Spousal Sponsorship Guide
If you wish to sponsor a spouse to Canada, like every immigration application, there is a guide you can follow to complete your application. This can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration website.
There are several things the guide will tell you including,
- An outline of the class
- A general overview of what documents to gather
- How to fill out your application
- Payment and how to submit proof of payment
- Where to send your application
When you read any guide, it will tell you what class it is, who can be sponsored in this class, any new laws regarding the class, and any eligibility requirements. Specifically to spousal sponsorship guide, you will see that it establishes,
- Who can be a sponsor
- New laws regarding conditional permanent resident
- What it means to be a sponsor; your responsibilities
- Who you can sponsor with this application
Although it is not an extensive list, and only tells you the “by the book” documents you need to gather, the spousal sponsorship guide refers you to the document checklist. The document checklist is a part of every application and must be submitted with everything else. It will set out the required documents that must be sent in with your package.
In terms of how to fill out your application, the guide will list the various forms that you must complete as well as offer instructions for individual questions. It is important to note that, in the beginning of the guide, there are icons that indicate the importance of certain questions. You will find that some questions in this section will have those icons attached and therefore must be answered.
At the end of the spousal sponsorship guide, there is a calculating the fees section. This will enable you to calculate the total amount you need to pay for your application. It is important to pay the correct amount or your application will be sent back to you and cause delays. This section will also instruct you on what to provide to prove proof of payment.
The final instruction on the spousal sponsorship guide is where to send your application. Specifically to the spousal sponsorship guide, you will be sending your package to the Case Processing Centre in Mississauga.
At Akrami & Associates, we understand that sponsoring your spouse is an important process that requires time and commitment. Our legal team has the experience and skills to make this process as efficient as possible for you. Call us today to find out more.