Canada has been the most popular immigration destination for many years. A high economy, versatile culture, flexible lifestyle, modern education system, and unlimited career opportunities make the country more promising for outsiders. With the high ratio of immigrants in Canada, the immigration system has become lenient and fast-forward. The IRCC (Immigration, Refugee & Citizenship Canada) timely updates the visa policies to offer the best immigration experiences to foreign nationals. Here, obtaining permanent residency or citizenship is easy and fast. Within five years, an immigrant can apply and receive PR. Also, they become eligible to bring their family members through sponsorship. Canada Spouse VISA is the top visa option immigrants apply for after getting their PR or citizenship. If you are a legal spouse of a PR holder or Canadian citizen, learn how to apply for your PR visa.
To be eligible for a spouse visa in Canada:
You must be 18 years old or above. The same age criteria apply to your partner having permanent status in Canada.
You must be the legal spouse of a Canadian citizen or PR holder.
You must have a sponsor (your spouse) and an approved sponsorship
Your partner must have a clean police record in Canada
You must have not been invited to the country in the last five years as a sponsored partner
Documents required are:
Application form, including sponsorship and PR application
Relationship proofs - Marriage certificate, wedding photographs, joint bank statements, message records, and any other available document
Identification proof - Passport copy and nationality card (if available)
Financial evidence - Employment letter of your Canadian partner, pay slips, tax returns, bank statements, or any other relevant document
Police clearance certificate of the applicant and the spouse
Medical Exam reports
Application Fees (paid online)
Remember, the immigration officers may ask for additional supporting documents. So consult our RCIC member for a complete document checklist for spouse visas.
Canada spouse visa is an online process carried out systematically. Let’s learn to apply step by step.
Step 1 - Get the sponsorship
The sponsoring person (your Canadian partner) must apply to sponsor for a spouse visa. The sponsor applies for the sponsorship and submits it to the immigration authority through an online application. Attach the required documents and papers to the online application and wait for the approval after successful submission. Once approved, send the digitally signed sponsorship papers to your spouse (principal applicant) for further processing.
Step 2 - Apply to be sponsored
Applicants must apply for a separate spouse visa application and submit it to the IRCC officials online. The following forms need to be downloaded for further processing. Carefully fill up all the forms and upload them with your online file, including supporting documents.
Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008)
Schedule A – Background/Declaration (IMM 5669)
Additional Family Information (IMM 5406)
Supplementary Information - Your travels (IMM 5562)
Step 3 - Pay application fees
Applicants must pay the processing fees when applying for their spouse visa applications. Other costs include the right of permanent residence fee, biometrics, medical exam, and police certificate charges.
Step 4 - Attach the Remaining Documents online
Additional documents must be uploaded online, including medical exam results, police clearance certificates, and biometrics.
Step 5 - Submit the Complete Online Application
Once you attach all the documents and the mandatory forms, submit your file after answering all the questions. Ensure to answer every question correctly, as one minor mistake can be responsible for your visa rejection. Take our VISA experts’ help to do all the visa work on your behalf. We are the most trusted RCIC members serving our clients nationally and internationally.
Applications Cost ($1080) including
Sponsorship fees - $75
Principal Applicant processing fee - $490
Permanent Residence fees - $515
Biometric fees - $85
Medical fees (from India) - Rs 5000
PCC - Rs 1000 (per candidate)
It takes approximately 8 to 9 months to process the spouse visa application from India. However, there may be some delays for the following reasons:
Rush of visa applications
Incomplete application form
Lack of supporting documents
Wrong detail filled in any of the application forms
The processing time doesn’t include the time taken in biometric and medical examinations.
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