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Inland vs. Overseas Applications

Sponsorship applications can be done when the sponsored person is in Canada or outside of the country. IRCC provides different requirements to such situations. First, you’ll need to determine which…

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How to Write a Good Supporting Letter for Sponsorship

Sponsorship applications are thoroughly scrutinized by immigration officers to determine the genuineness of the application. More often than not, applicants include supporting letters or personal statements to talk about their…

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How Do I Change My Name After I Get Married?

After getting married, you have the choice of retaining your maiden name or changing your last name to your spouse’s last name. Some people will do this informally but retain…

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Common-law Sponsorship Canada

When it comes to common-law sponsorship in Canada there are many misconceptions that should be clarified. To help demystify these misconceptions let us begin by defining what a common-law partnership…

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Are You Eligible to Sponsor Your Spouse/Partner?

According to the department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, individuals who are citizens or have permanent residence status in Canada can sponsor their family members to come to Canada…

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IRCC Plans to Reduce Spousal Sponsorship Processing Times

In response to concerns of out-of-control processing times for spousal sponsorship applications, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced plans to increase the number of sponsorship applications to be…

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Mexican Visa Requirement to be Lifted

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced plans to lift the visitor visa requirement imposed on Mexican citizens by the former Conservative government in 2009.  The restrictions will be lifted by…

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