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Moving abroad and leaving your loved ones is one of the hardest things for new immigrants to do. That is why the Government of Canada has many programs in place to reunite families

BUT

Sponsoring your spouse, child, parents, or other family members can be much more complicated than it appears. Getting it wrong can mean several years of family separation and costly, stressful litigation.

SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIPS

You are a spouse if you are married to your sponsor and your marriage is legally valid. The marriage should be legal in both countries. In Canada the legal age for marriage is 16 but the spouse must be older than 18 years to be sponsored.

Remote Marriage Ceremonies conducted aboard by proxy, fax or internet are no longer recognized by Canada and will not be accepted as a legal marriage.
You are a common-law partner (either of the opposite or same sex) if you have been living together in a conjugal relationship for at least one year. That means living together for one year without any long periods where you did not see each other.

Think of the common-law partnership as being in the same relationship as a marriage, without the wedding ceremony and legal marriage certificate. NOTE: This is not for the sponsor of a friend or boyfriend/girlfriend or someone who the sponsor has been dating.
This category is for partners (either of the opposite sex or the same-sex) in exceptional circumstances beyond their control, preventing them from qualifying as common-law partners or spouses.

These circumstances can include: Immigration barrier, Marital status (Living in a country where divorce is banned), Engaged to be married or Sexual orientation in countries where same-sex partnerships is banned.

We know the sponsorship process very well. Errors and omission could delay your spousal application or even lead to refusal. Don’t let errors keep you apart for years contact us so we can advise you how to proceed.

PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS

About – A visitor visa (also called Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) ) is an official document that gets placed inside your passport. It shows that you meet the requirements to enter Canada.

How – Apply online or on paper and most visitors can stay for up to 6 months.

IMPORTANT – Your LETTER OF INVITATION is critical to whether your visa will be granted. A notarized letter of invitation will not be of much help if it is not written effectively. A compelling letter will be more successful than a poorly written notarized invitation.

MAKING THIS PROMISE TO A PARENT OR GRANDPARENT CAN BE DEVASTATING IF NOT APPROVED

LET US HELP YOU GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!!!


About – The multi-entry super visa is only for parents and grandparents of Canadian Citizens and Canadian Permanent Residents. It allows parents and grandparents to enter Canada multiple times and stay in Canada for a period of up to 2 years on each entry and valid for 10 years.

Requirements

  • Grand Parents
    • Be allowed to enter Canada (no criminal record)
    • Be willing to leave by the end of the visitor period
    • Show strong ties to your home country
    • Complete an Immigration Medical Exam
  • Sponsor
    • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and older than 18 years
    • Provide an Invitation Letter
    • Demonstrate that you can financially support your parent or grandparent while in Canada
    • Proof that you have private medical insurance for your parent or grandparent
This program is still worth submitting but an alternative to this is the SUPER VISA which is valid for 10 years.


Do you want your parents or grandparents to come live with you permanently in Canada?

You can sponsor your parents and grandparents to become permanent Residents of Canada with the PGP program.

Important

  • You must support them and their dependants financially
  • You must make sure that they will not need social assistance from the Canadian Government
  • The PGP program is only open for a three-week period and works on a LOTTERY system

We Want To Help You Reunite With Your Family