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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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Spousal Sponsorship Application Approved: Your Great!!!

Hello Natalie I hope this email finds you well. Please be advised that we have received notification today from CIC that you have been approved as a sponsor and Terry’s application for Permanent  Residence has been forwarded to CPP Ottawa for further processing. The current processing time at the CPP Ottawa is approximately 8-12 months. We will contact […]

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How to sponsor family to the USA

Did you know that if you are a United States citizen or green card holder (lawful permanent resident of the United States), they can sponsor you or their other family members to the US? Spousal Sponsorship in the USA In order to sponsor someone to the United States, the sponsor must be either a United […]

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Can you immigrate to Canada if you are HIV-positive?

Many people are under the assumption that having a chronic illness like HIV means they cannot immigrate to Canada. But that’s not necessarily true. There are several ways someone who is HIV-positive can immigrate to Canada. 1. Immigration to Canada with HIV depends on your illness Canada’s policies on someone being inadmissible to Canada on […]

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Spousal Sponsorship Application Approved

Hi Amandine, I want to let you know that everything went well with my  Spousal Sponsorship Application at the Sarnia crossing and my permanent residence is finalized!  Please accept my thank you to everyone at Niren and Associates who helped with my application. The entire process from initial filing to approval was much faster than […]

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New Spousal Sponsorship Rules: Dangerous?

New Spousal Sponsorship rules We recently blogged about the new rules Spousal Sponsorship applications face in Canada, namely that sponsored spouses will have to remain in Canada and in the marriage for a minimum of two years before applying for permanent residency in Canada. This new rule change is to prevent immigration marriage fraud, which […]

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New Restrictions for Spousal Sponsorship Applications now in force

Below is a summary of the recent changes to Spousal Sponsorships for Canada introduced by Minister of Immigration Jason Kenney and the Conservative Government.  Please note these sponsorship restrictions affect spousal sponsorships but do not affect any other type of sponsorship application.  Further, these changes are aimed at sponsoring spouses who were themselves sponsored to come to […]

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Spousal Sponsorship Applications under radar

If you are planning a marriage to a Canadian citizen in order to immigrate you better be prepared to live together for at least two years, better yet truly be in love, or you will find yourself facing possible deportation from the country. Proposed Changes to Spousal Sponsorship Cases The Citizenship and Immigration Department’s proposed […]

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Are you marrying a Canadian citizen? Deportation may be in the cards…

Many people mistakenly think that marrying a Canadian citizen automatically grants them Canadian citizenship or permanent residence in Canada, but this is not the case. In fact, not properly following suit after you marry a Canadian citizen can result in your deportation from Canada.   Woman being deported from Canada after living in Canada 15 years […]

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Cameroon man must prove he loves his wife for refugee claim

A man who married his wife weeks before coming to Canada on a refugee claim has to prove to the government that he and his wife are in a loving relationship in order to be able to sponsor her. Man with refugee claim didn’t know what a common-law relationship is According to this Winnipeg Free Press […]

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Canadian Immigration Offers Apology To Couple for Spousal Sponsorship Application

Immigration officials made mistakes when processing Spousal Sponsorship applications A Nigerian couple is receiving an official apology from Citizenship and Immigration Canada after many mistakes were made when processing their visa application. Gideon Christian was doing his doctoral studies in law at the University of Ottawa but is becoming frustrated and was getting ready to […]

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Family Sponsorships for Immigration to Canada: A Road to Permanent Residence

Family Class Immigration in Canada is one way for people to immigrate to Canada. In order to do so, they must have a relative in Canada that is a Canadian citizen or a Canadian permanent resident. This relative will then sponsor the immigrant. A sponsor’s relation to the immigrant is important, and can include: A […]

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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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