a Family Member
Nothing is more important than your family members and we understand how crucial this project is to you.
As a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you have the right to sponsor the following people:
- your spouse, your children, your conjugal partner;
- your dependent children;
- your parents and grandparents;
- your brothers and sisters, nephews or nieces, your grandchildren if they are: 1) orphans, 2) minors, 3) unmarried and not living in a common-law relationship;
- a relative of any age if you have no other family members you could legally sponsor or any other member who is already a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Each file is unique and deserves an individualized assessment.
Beforehand, it will be necessary to analyze the circumstances that could hinder your project. Do you have sufficient income to sponsor your parents? Did you declare your dependent child to the immigration authorities when you became a permanent resident? Is your marriage likely to be judged to be suitable because of a large age difference between the spouses or because of a lack of travel to see you in person? Can your spouse obtain a work permit?
Sponsorship of a spouse or common-law partner requires you to demonstrate the authenticity of your love relationship with evidence such as photos, letters from relatives, joint bills, official documents showing the names of the spouses, etc. A person may be considered a common-law partner if you have been cohabiting and living continuously in a marital relationship for 12 months.
To apply, you will need to reside in Canada or, if you are abroad, prove your genuine intention to return to Canada (with the help of supporting documents such as an offer of employment, rental of property in Canada, etc.).
Our firm has extensive experience in sponsorship and family reunification. It will be our pleasure to help you make your dream of family reunification a reality.