Category Archives: Spousal Sponsorship

Citizenship & Immigration Canada New Rules for Dependent Child

Starting August 1, 2014 the Canadian government will redefine who can immigrate to Canada as a ‘dependent child’. Changes to the definition of a dependent child The age of dependency has been reduced from under twenty-two (22) to under nineteen (19) and the exception made for full-time students has also been removed. Meaning that young […]

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What If My Spousal Sponsorship Is Refused?

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hello, my name is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. What happens if your application for spousal sponsorship is refused? It’s a very upsetting situation. Unfortunately, it happens quite frequently where a Canadian citizen or permanent resident sponsors a spouse from overseas and waits […]

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What Are My Obligations As A Sponsor?

Many people are not aware that when they sponsor a family member they are actually responsible for them for a certain amount of years. Financially responsible among other things. This only begins once they have been accepted as a Canadian Permanent Resident. Beginning the Sponsorship Process So before you begin the sponsorship process just remember, […]

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Immigrating to the United States when you marry a US citizen

When someone marries a United States citizen or a United States green card holder (permanent resident) they are eligible to be sponsored by that citizen or permanent resident for a green card of their own.  There are multiple ways of doing this, but no matter which way you do so you need to be aware […]

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Immigrating to the US when you marry a US citizen

Did you know that when a United States citizen or United States permanent resident marries a foreign national, the United States citizen or permanent resident can sponsor that foreign national for a green card?  This method of immigration is called spousal sponsorship, as the United States citizen or permanent resident sponsors the foreign national to […]

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Immigrating to the United States by marriage

Immigration through marriage is called spousal sponsorship. The United States allows United States citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their foreign spouses to come to the United States as permanent residents. This can be an extremely worthwhile application for married couples.  However, there are also a few things that you need to be aware of […]

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Immigration to Canada through marriage

Marriage to a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada is one way to become a permanent resident of Canada yourself. Family reunification programs are an important part of the Canadian immigration system, because they allow families to reunite in Canada. This is especially vital to couples who want to live in Canada, including […]

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Immigrating to Canada via marriage

Marrying a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada is one way that someone can become a permanent resident of Canada. In order to achieve permanent resident status, the spouse will have to be sponsored by their Canadian or permanent resident spouse.  Unfortunately, spousal sponsorship applications are heavily scrutinized and applicants must be sure that […]

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Spousal sponsorship and immigration in Canada

There are many ways of becoming a permanent resident of Canada. Permanent residents are not Canadian citizens, but they have many rights that other types of immigrants in Canada do not get, like being able to live and work anywhere in Canada as well as leaving and re-entering Canada with ease. One way to become […]

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How Does Spousal Sponsorship Work in Canada?

If you marry a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, they can apply to sponsor you for permanent residency. This is called spousal sponsorship in Canada, or Family Class immigration.  There are also ways that Canadian citizens or permanent residents can sponsor close family members to Canada and the Family Class immigration program is a great […]

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