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How Can I Go to Canada with My Canadian Citizen Spouse?
Many Canadian citizens choose to live abroad for a bit – whether it be for work, school, or even just leisure. It is common for them to meet a special individual who they eventually marry and sometimes even have children with. Usually, a time comes when the Canadian citizen wishes to move back to Canada […]
Are Canada Spousal Sponsorship Processing Times Too Long?
Are Canadian spousal sponsorship applications taking too long to process? According to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, sponsoring a spouse can take up to 12 months under normal circumstances. In many cases, this is seen as too long to wait to be reunited with a spouse. Kimberly Johnson, a Toronto woman, stated she’s waited close […]
Canada Immigration Processing Time 2021
Many times when foreign national is looking to immigrate to Canada they want to know how long it will take to get to Canada. Each visa has a different processing time and application process. The processing time for Canadian Visas is defined as how long it takes the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to […]
Canada’s LGBTQ2 Refugee Sponsorship Program Expanding
There are still many countries that do not support the LGBTQ2 community which can make it difficult for those to live their life in their own country. Canada has a history of providing a safe haven for those who are vulnerable. Canada has opened its arms to the LGBTQ2 community by providing a type of […]
Canada Spouse Visa Processing Time 2021
Canada is still accepting and processing spouse visa applications, however, delays should be expected. IRCC has issued the following statement: “While we continue to serve our clients, service disruptions and restrictions due to COVID-19 may have an impact on processing times, and the current posted processing times may not be accurate.”For more updates on the Coronavirus, […]
How To Bring Your Girlfriend to Canada 2021
Dating long distance can be hard for a couple but the battle of getting your fiance into Canada is a whole other hurdle to get over. “How to get my fiance to Canada?” Is often a question our lawyers at VisaPlace get asked on a daily basis. Unfortunately, a fiance doesn’t fall under the family […]
Canadian Spousal Sponsorship: FAQ
Spousal immigration is an important aspect of Canadian immigration and thousands of people apply under this category every year. If you have a spouse who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, he/she can sponsor you to immigrate to Canada under certain conditions. We receive thousands of familiar questions about the process. Our VisaPlace licensed […]
Ending Conditional PR to Stop Abusive Relationships
As of April 28, 2017, spouses and common-law partners who are sponsored to immigrate to Canada will not experience a period of conditional Permanent Resident status. From this point further, they will have full permanent residence upon arriving in Canada. The Canadian government suggested that by eliminating the condition, it addressed concerns that vulnerable sponsored […]
Why You Will Love Canada’s Immigration Laws for Same Sex Marriage
Being in a same-sex relationship presents challenges: you’re faced with prejudices of others and discrimination against you and your partner, all while trying to live as a couple and make your partnership work. And if you live in a country that doesn’t allow same-sex marriage laws, you’re most likely the target of bigotry at the […]
Sponsored Spouses Can Get Immediate Permanent Residence for Canada. No More 2-Year Wait.
Spousal Sponsorship Canada Canada’s Liberal government wants to make it easier for sponsored spouses to become Canadians. Immigration Minister John McCallum recently announced that Canada is eyeing a new system that would be closer to the American spousal sponsorship system. Instead of having to wait 2 years, spouses can get immediate permanent residence. This is […]
How to Sponsor your Spouse to Canada
Hello, everyone. My name is Hishgee Bessey from visaplace.com. Today I would like to talk about sponsoring your spouse or common-law partner. If you’re a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident who married a foreign national, you may be eligible to sponsor your spouse. Canadian government gives a priority to such kind of application, recognizing […]
Canadian Spousal Sponsorship approved in only 6 months
“I Would like to take a moment to give much deserved thanks to Niren and Associates for necessitating a quick and smooth process of my spousal permanent residence application. Many thanks in particular to my representative Sonia Grewal. I am typing this review today from Canada as a landed immigrant exactly 6 months after we […]
CIC Announces Spousal Sponsorship Targets for 2014
Back at the end of 2013, it was announced by Immigration Minister Chris Alexander that the CIC planned to welcome almost 50,000 sponsored partners, spouses and children this year. Spousal Sponsorship Targets for 2014 There’s still time to apply for those looking to sponsor their partners, spouses or children, although it should be noted that from August 1, the […]
What Are the Red Flags for Canadian Spousal Sponsorship Applications?
(Below is a transcription of this video) NOTE: This article was originally written in 2014. Hi, my name is Michael Niren. I am an immigration lawyer and founderof VisaPlace.com. Recently, there was an article in the Toronto Star aboutthe inner workings of immigration and what red flags officers consider tobe of concern. Cases flagged as […]
What If My Spousal Sponsorship Is Refused?
After obtaining permanent residence in Canada, it is very common for one to then try to bring their spouse to live there too. There are a handful of factors, however, that may cause someone to be refused spousal sponsorship. Reasons Why Spousal Sponsorship Is Refused Ineligible to Sponsor It is important to note that simply […]