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Spousal Sponsorship

Spouse, partner or accompanying dependent child in Canada

If the spouse/common law partner or dependent child is lawfully residing in Canada with you, an application for sponsorship can be made to the Case Processing center in Vegreville, Alberta (CPC-V).

Spouse, partner or accompanying dependent child outside Canada

If the spouse/common law partner or dependent child is reside outside Canada with, an application for sponsorship can be made to the Case Processing center in Mississauga, Ontario (CPC-M).

You must make sure that you have met the definitions of spouse/ common law partner or parent.

Application steps:

  1. You must apply to the CPC-V or CPC-M (depending on the residency of your family member) for sponsor evaluation and gain approval.

  2. Once the above is granted, an application for permanent residency is processed by the your family member must apply for permanent residence in Canada as a sponsored person. If the family member who is being sponsored, is your dependent child, then you may apply on his/her behalf.

Note: A Permanent Resident may not sponsor spouse/common law partner or dependent child if the Permanent Resident was not a resident in Canada at the time of application submission.

A Canadian citizen may sponsor spouse/common law partner or dependent child if s/he provides a written letter of intent demonstrating her/his will to settle in Canada after the partner is granted status.

It is imperative to pay attention to the manner you represent yourself or your spouse/common law partner or dependent child; any misrepresentation of your or your family member’s details may render you or your family member inadmissible to Canada.

 

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