Spouse Visa

    Citizenship and Immigration Canada has introduced the Family Sponsorship Visa category under which a permanent resident or citizen of Canada can sponsor their spouse to come and live with them in Canada. The spouse shall be provided with the permanent residence status and can live, study and work in Canada accordingly. The sponsorship and permanent residence applications need to be submitted at the same time for this purpose. The spousal visa application shall first be approved by the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

    Spouse Visa Processing Time

    The processing time Spouse Visa application is around 12 months. This processing time includes the time it will take to assess your application along with the time required to assess the sponsor. It shall be ensured whether the applicant meets the requirements of this visa application or not during its processing time. The processing time can vary if there is an issue with the application, some additional information is required from the applicant or if there are already many applicants pending.

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    Spouse Visa Fee & Cost

    The Spouse visa application fee includes the processing fees for the applicant, the right of permanent residence fee and biometric fees, which is around CAD 1135. It also includes third party fees such as fees for medical clearance and police verification.

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    Spouse Visa Rules & Conditions

    To be eligible for sponsoring your spouse, the sponsor must ensure that:

    • They must be 18 years of age or above 
    • They must be permanent resident, citizen or registered citizen under the Indian Act 
    • They must be able to prove that they will be able to provide the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and healthcare of their spouse 

    To be able to get sponsored, the spouse must ensure that: 

    • They are legally married to the sponsor 
    • 18 years old or above
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    Spouse Visa Requirements & Checklist

    One must ensure that their application for the spouse visa is complete. Here is a quick of documents required for Spouse Visa:

    • Sponsorship application and undertaking 
    • Application fee receipt
    • Family information
    • Relationship information 
    • Documents representing the sponsor’s status in Canada, their employment details and source of income 
    • A valid passport
    • Medical clearance and police certificates 
    • Photographs and/or biometrics 

    The application for a spousal sponsorship visa might get rejected if there is a lack of evidence that proves the genuineness of the marriage. Consult with V2I immigration experts for correct assistance for spousal visa application. Our experienced team will ensure that your application contains all the relevant information and documents.

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