Inland Spousal Sponsorship Open Work Permit Pilot Program Extended into 2019!
In December 2014, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) launched a two-year inland spousal sponsorship open work permit pilot program for individuals being sponsored [...]
Love conquers everything – one couple’s spousal sponsorship story
Love conquers everything – one couple’s spousal sponsorship story Nina first contacted us by phone; she was reserved and wanted to make sure that her life story will not be judged. Once the [...]
Spousal Sponsorship – Maria’s Story
A Complicated Spousal Sponsorship Situation with a Good Ending Maria first contacted us online by submitting a form; later in the week, we had a Skype consultation. For the past 7 years, she had [...]
Moving Back to Canada – Overcoming Criminal Inadmissibility
May and Jack contacted our office just before Christmas. They were married for seven years and anxious about the steps to take to permanently move to Canada. May was born in Canada and moved to [...]
Overseas Spousal sponsorship approved
Dreams do come true on Christmas – Overseas Spousal sponsorship process approved! We first spoke to Alex on the phone at the beginning of 2015 about their spousal sponsorship process. He was [...]
Permanent Residence Process: A Story of Love and betrayal
Love and betrayal- CBSA investigation on the genuineness of a relationship We first met Maria later in the evening in December, when she stopped by our office to discuss the permanent residence [...]
Will I Have An Issue If I Did Not Mention My Common Law Relationship In My Permanent Residence Application?
How can I revise my Canadian permanent residence application? I am a permanent resident of Canada, having applied through the Ontario PNP program. I would like to sponsor my common-law partner [...]
What Is The Processing Time For A Spousal Sponsorship Application?
This is a very common question about the spousal sponsorship application process. Unfortunately, there is no specific answer but there are guidelines which can assist us in determining an average [...]
What The New “Conditional Permanent Residence” Related To Spousal Sponsorship?
In late October 2012, the Government of Canada introduced a new rule that requires that some spouses or common-law partners live with their sponsors in a legitimate relationship for two (2) years [...]
What Can I Do If My Spousal Sponsorship Was Refused?
How to deal with Spousal Sponsorship refusal by Canada Immigration? My Spousal Sponsorship Application was refused, what can I do? You have two (2) options. You may chose to start the process all [...]
Can I Sponsor My Girlfriend Of 2 Years To Canada?
I have been living with my girlfriend for two years. Can I sponsor her to Canada? If you have lived with your girlfriend for at least one year, you are considered to be in a common law [...]
In-Canada spousal sponsorship application: What You Need To Know
What You Need To Know If Your Spouse Is A Foreign National Living In Canada and the in-Canada spousal sponsorship application If you are a Permanent Resident of Canada or a Canadian citizen and [...]
Spousal Sponsorship denied: What Options Do You Have?
Here are some of the options available to you when spousal sponsorship was denied When an overseas spousal sponsorship has been refused, the sponsor will receive a letter indicating that an [...]
My husband was convicted of theft in the United States, can I sponsor him to Canada?
How to address criminal inadmissibility in Canada from the US Yes, you can submit an application to sponsor your husband to Canada. You will need to demonstrate that you are in a permanent and [...]
I want to sponsor my spouse to Canada, how does it work?
To sponsor your spouse to Canada, you must submit a sponsorship application. First, you must qualify as a sponsor, and your spouse must also be considered a member of the family class. Given that [...]
Is My Spouse Medically Inadmissible?
How to address a medical inadmissibility issue I would like to sponsor my spouse for permanent residence in Canada. She is here on a study permit, which will expire in December 2013, and we were [...]
What Are The Conditions I Must Abide By If My Spouse Is Sponsoring Me?
I am about to submit my application for permanent residence as a sponsored spouse, and I have heard that my visa will be subject to terms and conditions. What are the conditions? The new [...]
Can I Sponsor My Spouse If I Previously Sponsored Another Spouse To Canada?
Three years ago I was sponsored to come to Canada by my spouse. We are divorced and I want to sponsor my new spouse. Can I? No, not right now, but in a few years. In March 2012, the Government of [...]
Can I sponsor my common-law partner if I am still legally married?
Probably. For the purposes of immigration, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is primarily concerned with your current relationship. If you are legally separated from your spouse and have been in [...]
I Am Afraid To Leave My Abusive Spouse As He Sponsored Me To Canada, What Can I Do?
What you should do if your under spousal abuse and spousal sponsorship in Canada I was sponsored by a Canadian citizen as his spouse, and we have been living together for three years. Lately, we [...]
Were You Involved In A Marriage Fraud?
If you were involved in a Marriage fraud here is what you should consider moving forward. I came to Canada as a student and was doing poorly in school and worried that I was not going to be able [...]
Spousal Sponsorship Appeal Refusal – What Are Your Options?
I applied to sponsor my husband and his application was refused by the Canadian Embassy in Hong Kong. I appealed this to the Immigration Appeal Division and I just received the decision which is [...]
I Was Sponsored By My Spouse But He Has Now Abandoned Me – Will I Get Deported?
Spousal sponsorship abandonment: How to deal with it. I came to Canada as a sponsored spouse last year. Last month, my husband abandoned me, after a very difficult period of terrible arguments [...]