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Sponsoring your spouse to Canada: Getting the help you need

Q. How can I sponsor my spouse to Canada? I am a Canadian citizen and I want to bring my American wife to live with me to Canada. We just got married in the US and I wish her to immigrate to Canada. A.  We get lots and lots of questions about sponsoring your spouse […]

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Need Help with Spousal Sponsorship?

Many people come to us with questions about how to sponsor their spouse, common-law or conjugal partner to Canada. Spousal sponsorship cases are one of the most popular applications we handle and I can tell you we have seen it all. Love knows no borders, countries or distance. People meet online, on cruises, though long distance family […]

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How to Sponsor a Spouse in Canada

Do you wish to Sponsor your Spouse in Canada? Below is some information about how to sponsor a spouse, common law partner or conjugal partner  to Canada. The first step is determining your eligibility as a sponsor. The main requirements are that you are a citizen or permanent resident in Canada, are at least 18 years of […]

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada to change spousal sponsorship rules

Spousal sponsorship changes on the way According to this Winnipeg Free Press article, the government of Canada is bringing in new regulatory changes that would force a sponsored spouse to live with their sponsoring spouse for at least two years before they can receive their permanent residence status, or they will be deported from Canada. […]

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Spousal Sponsorship Scammer Deported From Canada

Spousal Sponsorship fraud can result in deportation from Canada It’s something that many Canadian citizens have to be aware of – people from abroad who act like they want to marry them in order to be sponsored by their new spouses to come to Canada, only to abandon them once they get into Canada. This […]

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When Family Sponsorship to Canada Goes Wrong

Family sponsorship to Canada can be denied for medical reasons According to this Metro News article, a man decided to sponsor his parents to Canada after they had come to visit him several times – only to find that not only could he not sponsor them to Canada, but that they would no longer be able […]

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New proposal for Spousal Sponsorships for Canada

Sponsored spouses must be in relationships for two years After months of consultations with the public across Canada on preventing marriage fraud for immigration purposes, the federal government has put forth a new proposal for spousal sponsorship applications: those coming to Canada to be with someone already in Canada would have to be in a […]

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Sponsorship Appeal for Permanent Residence Successful: A New Years Surprise

Dear Kevin I hope you are doing well and hope you are enjoying your time with your wife and the baby. Please note that we received the positive decision [on your appeal] from the Immigration Appeal Division and I have forwarded this decision to the High Commission in Singapore requesting that they continue processing your wife’s […]

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Spousal Sponsorship "Marriage of Convenience" issues continued…

Spousal Sponsorship in Canada As part of our ongoing reporting on the Canadian government’s crackdown on “Marriage of Convenience” cases for Spousal Sponsorship in Canada, here are the latest developments. In early November a woman in British Columbia was arrested on bigamy charges for being legally married to two people at once in different cities […]

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Spousal Sponsorship Meeting on "Marriages of Convenience" for Preventing Sponsorship Fraud

Spousal Sponsorship horror stories heard by immigration minister Over Halloween weekend, Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney hosted a meeting in Montreal to discuss preventing “marriages of convenience” for immigration reasons in Canada. The meeting was the third such meeting on immigration held by the Minister, who has been meeting with various […]

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Spousal Sponsorship Refused and successfully Appealed

Spousal Sponsorship refusal overturned thanks to Niren and Associates To Katherine Yang, Because of your hard work and experience for our Sponsorship Appeal case we are together forever after a long time. Thank you Katherine very very much. You are really kind, the world is a nice place because of people like you. We are […]

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Spousal Sponsorship Immigration fraud may mean changes to the system

Spousal Sponsorship process changes may be on the way Countries like Australia and England require that a sponsored person live with their spouse for three years before being given permanent resident status, which is what a Toronto-area MP said he’d like to see implemented in Canada to help prevent marriage fraud. Bramalea-Gore-Malton Liberal MP Gurbax […]

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Spousal Sponsorships becoming harder for Arranged Marriage Cases

Spousal Sponsorships and arranged marriages We recently blogged about the Government of Canada proposing new regulations to become tougher on marriages or adoptions of “convenience” for immigration purposes. Now, Canadian immigration officials have released information saying that arranged marriages will be under increased scrutiny, primarily affecting the Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities as well as […]

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada cracks down on Marriage and Adoption for Immigration Purposes

What You Need to Know About “Adoption for Immigration” A small mention proposing new regulations on family relationships for immigrants was mentioned in Saturday’s Canada Gazette about ‘adoption for immigration in Canada. The Canada Gazette is a publication put out by the Government of Canada that contains information on notices for the public, hearings and […]

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Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren and Spousal Sponsorship Petitions

Spousal sponsorship and the Tiger Woods debacle Huh? I knew you would say that. Unless you are on a desert island, you have heard about Tiger’s alleged transgressions concerning marital infidelity.  As an immigration lawyer dealing with legal issues on a daily basis, I nevertheless get transfixed by the same gossipy headlines that everyone else […]

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