Can I Sponsor my Husband to Canada?

Many people think that they can obtain Canadian citizenship just by marrying a Canadian citizen. However, this is not the case. There is no automatic Canadian citizenship when you marry a Canadian citizen, but you can apply for permanent residency and then apply for Canadian citizenship later. Spousal Sponsorship Canada

When a Canadian citizen marries a foreign national, the Canadian citizen (or permanent resident) has the opportunity to apply to sponsor their new spouse (or common-law partner or conjugal partner) for permanent residency of their own.

There are strict requirements that must be met for these types of applications, and to learn more about them please read on:

Requirements for spousal sponsorship in Edmonton

Someone who wishes to be a sponsor of their spouse must be a Canadian permanent resident or a Canadian citizen who is over the age of 19. The sponsor cannot be bankrupt and cannot be in prison, and if they are a permanent resident they must be in good standing meaning that there aren’t any removal orders against them.

Applying to be a sponsor is not a light undertaking. This is because the sponsor is financially responsible for the person they are sponsoring – they must demonstrate they have the financial capacity to support their spouse and any dependents their spouse is bringing to Canada. In addition, if the couple were to get divorced and the sponsored spouse were to go on welfare, the sponsor could be made to pay all of that money back to the government as the sponsor is financially responsible for the sponsored spouse.

These types of permanent residency applications are very time consuming, and many of them are denied. For the best chance of success, speak with a licensed immigration lawyer before you consider applying. We can help you!

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.


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