The main objective behind introducing the Family Class Visa stream by the Government of Canada has been to help families reunite. The Family Class Visa allows citizens and permanent residents of Canada to sponsor their spouse, parents, dependent children dependent grandchildren or dependent grandparents to gain permanent residence in Canada.
The Spousal Sponsorship program is a sub-category of the Family Class immigration stream that allows citizens and permanent residents of Canada to sponsor their spouse or common-law partner for Canadian permanent residency.
To receive a Spouse Visa through this immigration program, the citizen or permanent resident of Canada and applicant (sponsored person) must demonstrate their relationship to be one of three categories:
A person who is a Permanent Resident of Canada can sponsor a person as his/ her spouse if that person is married to the Permanent Resident. A marriage between two persons of the same sex will also be recognized for immigration purposes, if the marriage was legally performed in Canada, or was performed outside of Canada in a country where marriage between two persons of the same sex is legally recognized.
If you are planning to apply for the Canadian Spousal Visa, then we are right people to contact.
At WWICS, we are backed by a team of expert consultants with years of experience in the field of global resettlement procedures and visa processes. Our consultants will guide you through the entire immigration process, inform you about the processing times and help gain permanent residency in Canada in the shortest possible time.
Parents and grandparents wanting to join their children and grandchildren in Canada must apply under the Family Class Parents and Grandparents Immigration program or Super Visa program. Successful applicants will receive permanent residence in Canada and become eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship four years thereafter.
The Canadian sponsor should be prepared to live in Canada with the applicant and support them monetarily without having any access to public funds. On approval, the applicant will be permitted to live study and work in Canada, in addition to permanent residency.
Canadian sponsors must prove that they meet the minimum income requirements and submit notices of assessment which is issued by the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) to support their sponsorship. They must also showcase that they have met the minimum necessary income level for past three consecutive years (LICO- Low income cut off as per family size).
Apart from the Family Class Parental and Grandparental Sponsorship program, citizens and permanent residents of Canada can also bring their parents/grandparents to the Canadian state through Super Visa program. While this program does not guarantee permanent residence but certainly it allows parents and grandparents to come to Canada for a prolonged period as long-term visitors. Successful Super Visa applicants shall receive multiple-entry visitor visas which are valid for a period up to 10 years.
Unlike the standard Canadian visitor visas, that must be renewed every six months, this program comes with a validity of two years at a time. Depending on the nationality, parents and/or grandparents may require a Temporary Resident Visa along with a Super Visa.
Applying for a visa can be a tedious task. Take the help of a professional Immigration Consultant like WWICS for easily acquiring a visa to Canada. Housing a team of professional experts with years of experience in the field of global resettlement procedures, visa processes and provincial nominee programs, our experts will guide you through the entire immigration process, inform you about the Canadian processing times and help reunite with your family in Canada in the shortest possible time.
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