Spousal Sponsorship



In This Article, I’ll Be Answering Some Frequent Questions Asked About One Of The Most Popular Immigration Programs; Spousal Sponsorship


To some people, sponsoring a spouse, common-law partner or child seems no more than filling out some forms and preparing required documents!


Let’s be frank! There’s A LOT more! What about all that expert knowledge?!


There are many reasons why your application may be refused or returned.


Let me give you an example:

One of the most important things that an immigration officer will evaluate is whether your relationship is GENUINE. Officers examine the documents to ensure that they are not fraudulent. Thus, if they’re not convinced that your relationship is authentic, your sponsorship application could be refused. Your application will also be returned if it’s incomplete or fees are missing.


You must give detailed attention to every document needed and make sure you fill all the forms correctly and thoroughly. Let’s answer some FAQs about this program.


Am I Eligible to Sponsor my Spouse, Partner or Child?


Answer the following questions:

1- Are you at least 18 years old?

2- Are you a Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident?

3- Are you able to prove that you’re not receiving social assistance for reasons other than a disability?

4- Are you able to provide for the basic needs of any persons you want to sponsor?


If you answered “YES” to the above questions, you may be eligible to sponsor your spouse, partner or child.



Answer the following questions?

1- Are you at least 18 years old?

2- Will you live in Canada when the persons you want to sponsor become permanent residents?

3- Are you a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada?

4- Do you have enough money to support the persons you want to sponsor?


If you answered “NO” to the above questions, you may NOT be eligible to sponsor your spouse, partner, or child.


Also, you may not be eligible to sponsor your spouse, partner, or child if you:


- were sponsored by a spouse or partner and you became a permanent resident less than 5 years ago

- are still financially responsible for a previous spouse or partner that you sponsored


Who can I sponsor?

You can sponsor your spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner or dependent children.


Who Is Your Spouse?

Your spouse can be either sex and must be legally married to you AND at least 18 years old.


Who Is Your Common-Law Partner?

A Common-Law Partner is a person who;


  • isn’t legally married to you

  • can be either sex

  • is at least 18 years old

  • has been living with continuously for 1 year in a conjugal relationship, without any long periods apart


Who Is Your Conjugal Partner?

If your partner;


  • isn’t legally married to you or in a common-law relationship with you

  • is at least 18 years old

  • has been in a relationship with you for at least 1 year

  • lives outside Canada

  • can't live with you in their country of residence or marry you because of significant legal and immigration reasons such as their marital status, their sexual orientation or persecution.


Who Is Your Dependent Child?

To qualify as a dependent child, they must meet both of these requirements:


  • they’re under 22 years old

  • they don’t have a spouse or common-law partner


How can I apply?

Here are the first and most important things to do:


1: Ensure you meet eligibility criteria to be a sponsor. Call us today and ask one of our licenced immigration consultants.


2: Ensure that the persons you intend to sponsor meet eligibility criteria. Call us today and ask one of our licenced immigration consultants.


Why should I hire SEP Immigration to apply for your Spousal Sponsorship?

The application process can be stressful and time taking. Also, the forms and documents can be quite overwhelming. And that is why you need an expert to make the process straightforward and comfortable for you.


We, at SEP Immigration, have extensive experience in Spousal Sponsorship. We are regulated by the Canadian government and are well informed about rules and requirements to follow when applying for any immigration sponsorship.


Simply click here to talk to one of our experts today.



Why choose us?

We have been helping many applicants to become permanent residents for years and we have a high success rate. Our clients from almost 20 different countries have experienced this with us and you can be the next successful one. We know how to prepare documents and how to make your immigration process smooth and easy for you. Contact us HERE to start the process today!


If you are not a Canadian Permanent Resident yet and you are not sure what the best way for you to immigrate to Canada is, please fill out our assessment form HERE and we will get back to you with your possible options.




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