Would you take your significant other to Canada with you? See below for extensive information on Canada spousal visas – how they work, the criteria for the same, and the benefits of coming to Canada with your spouse. Along with Permanent Residency Options for your spouse.
Two Types of Canada Spousal Sponsorships
Outland Sponsorship –
- Someone who lives outside of Canada in another country is preferred.
- For outland sponsorship, processing time takes 8-10 months.
- Your spouse can either live without you or be granted a temporary visa to join you.
Inland Sponsorship –
- People are in Canada for three possible reasons: to live, to work, or to visit. A permanent residence or a tourist visa will let them do one of those things.
- The whole procedure from beginning to end takes approximately three weeks.
- During the application procedure, you are allowed to reside with your spouse.
Eligibility requirements of the Spousal Sponsorship Program
Requirements for different spousal sponsorship programs:
- Legally married to you
- At least 18 years old
- Common-law partner
Doesn’t necessarily have to be legally married to you
- Can be either sex
- Has been living with you for at least 12 consecutive months, indicating you’ve been in a conjugal relationship for at least a year without any long periods apart
- Any time spent apart from each other should be short.
- Your conjugal partner
- Can be either sex
- Is at least 18 years old
- Is not legally married to you or in a common-law relationship with you
- He or she has been in a relationship with you for at least a year
- You’ll need to provide evidence that you couldn’t live together or marry in your conjugal partner’s country (for example, documentation of denied long-term stays in each other’s nation) due to major legal and immigration grounds.
- Dependent children
Children are considered dependents if they satisfy both of the following criteria:
- They are under the age of 22
- They are not married or have a common-law partner
Children who are 22 years old or older and satisfy both of the following criteria are considered dependants:
- They have relied on their parents for financial assistance since before the age of 22 because they are unable to sustain themselves due to a mental or physical condition
Your kid must continue to fulfill these criteria until the application is processed except for age.
Does applying with a spouse improve your CRS score?
Yes, to put it simply gaining additional points is an opportunity that is better available if you have a spouse. Getting your spouse’s education included in your credit score may potentially add up to forty extra points.
This article gives you a glimpse of the benefits you have when you apply with your spouse. Let a visa expert help you know more about getting a spouse visa for Canada! Contact us and we can connect you with our Canada Spouse Visa Consultant in Chandigarh!