Navigating the Complexities of Spousal Sponsorship in Canada: Why an Immigration Consultant is Worth its Weight in Gold

Are you planning to sponsor your spouse or partner to Canada?

but feeling overwhelmed with the complex application process? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we reveal the key secrets to successfully sponsoring your loved one and avoiding common mistakes that can lead to application refusal.

From understanding the technical definition of a common-law relationship to demonstrating financial support, we provide invaluable tips to help you navigate the eligibility criteria and meet the requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

We also highlight the importance of consulting an experienced immigration professional to ensure you have the best chance of success. Don’t let one wrong move jeopardize your dream of reuniting with your loved one in Canada. Let us guide you every step of the way.

Sponsoring a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner to Canada is a significant step in the life of the applicant as well as the sponsor. It is a complex process that involves various eligibility criteria and documentation requirements, and one wrong move can lead to catastrophic consequences. In this blog, we will discuss some important points to consider while sponsoring a partner and the need to consult an immigration professional to avoid any mishaps.


Undeclared Family Members

One of the most critical factors to consider while sponsoring a partner is to ensure that no undeclared family members are involved in the application. Failure to declare any family members can lead to the refusal of the application for both the applicant and the sponsor. It is essential to understand that a family member does not necessarily mean a spouse or partner. Any close relative, including parents, siblings, and children, must be declared in the application.


Common-Law Relationship

A common-law relationship is a relationship where two people live together in a conjugal relationship without being legally married. It is important to note that the definition of common law varies among different provinces and territories in Canada. Generally, a couple needs to live together for at least one year and share expenses to be considered common-law partners.

If a sponsor becomes a PR (through other economic programs like FSW, FST, CEC, PNP, etc.) but they were living in as a common-law partner, and they did not disclose their relationship, it may result in catastrophic consequences. It is crucial to disclose any ongoing relationships in the application to avoid complications.


Inadmissibility and Financials

IRCC ensures that applicants and their partners/spouses are not inadmissible under any grounds. It is essential to note that one person’s inadmissibility may render the other person inadmissible as well. Therefore, it is crucial to consult an immigration professional before submitting the application to identify any potential inadmissibility issues.

While there is no minimum income requirement for the sponsor, they still need to show financials to prove their ability to support their partner financially. It is essential to provide accurate and up-to-date information to avoid any complications during the processing of the application.


Consult an Immigration Professional

Sponsoring a partner to Canada is a complex process that involves various eligibility criteria, documentation requirements, and potential inadmissibility issues. Applicants going through such situations should consult an immigration professional with expertise in dealing with family class cases and the contingencies that may arise. The advice of an immigration consultant is worth its weight in gold as it can help avoid any mistakes and simplify the process.

At SAAB Immigration Services, we have a team of experts led by Dikshit Soni, RCIC, with years of experience in dealing with family class cases. We understand the complexity of these cases and provide customized solutions to our clients. Better be safe than sorry in cases like these, and it is always better to seek expert advice before applying.

We understand that sponsoring a partner to Canada can be a life-changing experience. However, it is crucial to understand the eligibility criteria, documentation requirements, and potential inadmissibility issues before submitting the application. The advice of an immigration professional can help avoid any mistakes and simplify the process, making it a smooth and stress-free experience.

If you or anyone you know is considering sponsoring a spouse or partner to Canada, we hope this blog has provided you with valuable insights. At SAAB Immigration Services, we specialize in family class cases, and our team of experienced and regulated consultants is always available to assist you with your Canadian immigration needs. If you have any questions related to spousal or family-class immigration, please feel free to reach out to us. We would be happy to provide you with guidance and support throughout the entire process.

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