Sean Fraser, the Immigration Minister, has made an announcement that the processing of spousal sponsorship will take the processing time of 12 months. A government media release has stated that efforts are being taken to modernize the immigration system of Canada to help IRCC to work in a perfect manner in the similar way prior to the pandemic.
A portal has also been launched by IRCC, which the applicants can use to track their applications online. The processing will take 12 months for the inland and the outland applicants. The processing time includes biometrics which is used for the assessment of the sponsor and the sponsored. Eligibility requirements are also needed for processing the applications.
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- Spousal sponsorship will take 12 months processing time
- Biometrics and eligibility requirements are needed to process the applications
Eligibility criteria for sponsors
Canadians can become a sponsor if:
- Their age is 18 years or more
- They are permanent residents or citizens of Canada
- They are not receiving any social assistance. This rule does not apply for persons with disability
- They have enough funds for the provision of the sponsored persons
Eligibility criteria for sponsored
The sponsored persons should follow the eligibility criteria as follows:
The sponsor and the sponsored should be legally married.
- Common law partner
The sponsor and the sponsored should live for 12 months consecutively.
- Conjugal partner
The relationship between the sponsored and the sponsor should be at least one year. They have to live outside Canada but cannot live within Canada. They will not have the right to live together or get married in Canada.
The age of the sponsored person should be 18 years or more. They also need to go through criminality, health, and security screening to get the permission for migrating to Canada.
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How to apply?
Inland and outland are the two types of sponsorship processes. The couples who apply for sponsorship within Canada are known as inland, while applying from another country are known as outland.
For inland sponsorship, the sponsored person should have a temporary status as a visitor, student, or worker. Sponsored person will be allowed to live, study, and work in the country. The spouse will get a Spousal Open Work Permit so that they can wait in the country to know the status of their application and they can continue their work.
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