Spousal sponsorship is a process where a Canadian citizen or permanent resident can sponsor their spouse or common-law partner to come and live with them in Canada. The spousal sponsorship program is designed to help families stay together and reunite in Canada. However, the process can be complicated and overwhelming, especially for those who are not familiar with Canadian immigration law.
At Falcon Law PC, we understand the importance of family reunification and have experienced spousal sponsorship lawyers who can assist you with the process. Our lawyers have helped many clients successfully sponsor their spouses or common-law partners to come and live in Canada.
Here are some things you need to know about spousal sponsorship in Ontario, Canada:
To be eligible for spousal sponsorship, the sponsor must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and the sponsored person must be their spouse or common-law partner. The sponsor must also be at least 18 years of age and must not be receiving social assistance, except for reasons of disability.
In addition, the sponsored person must be admissible to Canada, meaning they must not have any criminal convictions or medical conditions that would make them inadmissible to Canada.
The spousal sponsorship application process has two main stages:
- Sponsorship Application: The sponsor must first apply to sponsor their spouse or common-law partner. This involves submitting an application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) along with the necessary supporting documents.
- Permanent Residence Application: Once the sponsorship application is approved, the sponsored person can then apply for permanent residence in Canada.
It is important to note that the processing time for spousal sponsorship applications can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the number of applications being processed by IRCC at any given time.
Disputes and Challenges:
While spousal sponsorship can be a great way for families to reunite in Canada, disputes and challenges can arise during the application process. Some common issues that may arise include:
- Sponsorship application refusals
- Delayed processing times
- Inadmissibility of the sponsored person
- Sponsorship breakdowns
If you are experiencing any of these challenges, it is important to seek the assistance of an experienced spousal sponsorship lawyer. At Falcon Law PC, our lawyers can assist you with all aspects of spousal sponsorship, including resolving disputes and challenges.
If you are looking to sponsor your spouse or common-law partner to come and live with you in Canada, it is important to work with an experienced spousal sponsorship lawyer who can guide you through the process and help you avoid common pitfalls. At Falcon Law PC, we have the expertise and knowledge to help you successfully sponsor your loved one to come and live with you in Ontario, Canada. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-892-7778 to schedule a consultation with one of our spousal sponsorship lawyers.