Sponsoring your spouse/partner or dependent child comes in two parts. First part is to assess the eligibility of the sponsor. The second part is to check if the relationship between your sponsored spouse/partner or dependent child is genuine.
To be eligible to become a sponsor, you must be at least 18 years of age and is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
You may not become a sponsor if one of the following applies to you:
- Did not meet the terms of a sponsorship agreement in the past;
- Did not pay alimony or child support;
- Receive government financial help for reasons other than being disabled;
- Convicted an offence of a sexual nature, a violent crime, an offence against a relative that resulted in bodily harm. Other offences may also make you ineligible depending on the type of offence, how long ago it occurred and if a record suspension was issued;
- Became a permanent resident of Canada by spouse/partner sponsorship less than 5 years ago;
- Did not pay, made late payments or missed payments of an immigration loan;
- Currently in prison;
- Declared bankruptcy and has not been released from it yet;
- There may be other things not from this list that can make you ineligible to become a sponsor
Verifying the relationship
After the sponsorship part is approved, a CIC officer will assess if the relationship is genuine or not. Even if your relationship is genuine, CIC may request you to provide additional documents or attend an interview to confirm the relationship. With our Company, we will do our best to provide more than enough documents to show the relationship is genuine. If you receive a letter to attend an interview, our Company will prepare an interview package for you. Just like any other types of interview, preparation is required. With our experience and expertise, we will guide and prepare you through every step of the way.
Contact us for a free assessment. Let us help you bring your loved ones to you.