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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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Sponsoring Your Spouse with Criminal Record

The Canadian immigration system is greatly concerned with family reunification and this is one of the cornerstone categories for offering permanent resident status to foreign nationals. However, sponsoring your loved…

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Sponsorship: Form Guidelines

If you are planning on submitting your application in order to sponsor your common law partner or spouse you will need to build a strong case. To do so, you…

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Spousal Sponsorship and Personal Statement

Spousal sponsorship applications in Canada can be very complex. You need to prove that you are in a genuine relationship with your spouse in order for you to sponsor him/her…

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Spousal Sponsorship Genuineness

There have been many fraudulent cases of “marriages of convenience” where the primary reason of the union is to obtain permanent residence status in Canada. Immigration officers must ensure that…

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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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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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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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