Spousal Sponsorship Applications Refused
Spousal sponsorship is a Canadian immigration program that is a blessing for many. The program allows people to help their spouses immigrate to Canada. The government of Canada receives thousands of applications every year, but unfortunately not all of them receive a positive decision.
Spousal sponsorship program falls under the Family Class immigration program, which receives a gigantic volume of applications year. In 2012, Canada granted permanent residences to at least 50,000 applicants under this category. However, some of these applicants have been waiting for more than 8 years for the decision. This is because of the backlog that has been accumulating for the last decade.
What Was the Impact of Application's backlog?
In the last few years, Canada has been receiving fraudulent applications under the Family Class category, including the Spousal Sponsorship program. People fabricate relationships and try to immigrate to Canada on that basis. As more and more applications were identified as fraudulent, the government of Canada took an initiative to counter the issue. They revised their Spousal Sponsorship program's policies, which made the scrutiny process more strict and complex.
What Were the Main Revisions?
The main revision is that now the sponsor must live together with the immigrant spouse for at least two years. To ensure that the policy is being observed, the immigration office sends their representatives without any notice.
Will my Application be Successful?
You need to have complete knowledge of the Spousal Sponsorship process in order to successfully immigrate to Canada. A more promising way is to contact a firm you trust who has dealt with several Canadian immigration cases. If you think about applying yourself, then these are the things that you must keep in mind.
1. Have You Been Sponsored Yourself?
If you want your spouse to immigrate to Canada, you must keep in mind that it must have been at least five years before you can sponsor your spouse. This is in case you have yourself been sponsored by a permanent resident/citizen of Canada in the past. If this is the case, you should wait at least five years and then apply for the spousal sponsorship.
2. Have You Received Financial Assistance from Government?
If you have taken any sort of loans or any other form of financial assistance from the government after receiving permanent residence, your application will be instantly rejected. The reason is that the Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism department expects applicants to be financially stable so that he can not only support himself and his dependents, but also bear the living expenses of the sponsored. If you have taken governmental loans, this proves that you have had difficulty meeting your requirements in the past and therefore your ability to support the incoming immigrant is dubious.
3. Have you Sponsored Someone Before and Failed to Support?
Again, this is something that represents your reliability and your potential to support the sponsored. If you have sponsored someone in the past (not necessarily your spouse) and were unable to provide him/her financial support, then there is a likelihood that your application may be refused. However, there are ways to have the immigration office believe in you that your circumstances have changed. An immigration expert is the best person you can consult in this case, as the person can tell you what documents you would need to get the immigration office confidence in your financial standing.
4. Have you Defaulted on Your Immigration Loan?
If yes, then this is again something to worry about. It weakens your case and shows that you have financial problems that debilitate your abilities to fulfill your promises. There are high chances that you will be confronted with a refusal, until and unless you can prove that there was some genuine reason behind that missed or late payment. Moreover, you must also prove that you have now new income sources and you can support your sponsored immigrants.
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