SPOUSE VISAS FOR CANADA
Canada is the perfect country to settle with family and enjoy the high living standards and quality life. Family sponsored visa is the hallmark of the Canada immigration program. It allows the permanent residents and citizens in Canada to sponsor their eligible family members, i.e. spouse, parents and grandparents, dependent children, etc. to get permanent residency in Canada.
The Spousal Sponsorship Program of Canada is sub-category of the Family Sponsorship Program only. It allows the Canadian permanent residents and citizens to sponsor their spouse or Common-law-partner for Permanent Residency in Canada.
Every year, tens of thousands of people apply for Spousal Sponsorship visa in Canada and obtain the same as well. Getting married to a Indian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
To sponsor the Spousal Sponsorship visa, the sponsor must be related to the sponsored person as a -
- Common-law Partner
- Conjugal Partner
The spousal sponsor in Canada is of two types, i.e. Outland Sponsorship, and Inland sponsorship.
The Spousal sponsorship is considered as Outland Sponsorship if the partner being sponsored is outside Canada. The outland applications are usually received and processed at the visa office of in applicant’s home country. Though the outland applicant can be in Canada and apply as outland applicant as well.
Inland pathway is the other key option to apply for Spousal Sponsorship program. Inland Sponsorship is the situation where both the partners are in Canada as the partner being sponsored has the temporary status in Canada, i.e. visitor, student, etc. A person being sponsored for Spousal Sponsorship Visa is also eligible to apply for open work permit to work in Canada, while his/her Spousal Sponsorship visa is in process.
Canadian citizens or Permanent citizens planning on marrying an Indian citizen need to plan in advance and engage an experienced Visa Expert for proper guidance before leaving for India or else the visa process for their Indian spouse may get delayed unnecessarily and both the partners may face hardships that could have been avoided in the first place.