Although you don’t need lawyers or immigration consultants for submitting a spousal sponsorship, spousal sponsorships can be confusing. Spousal sponsorship applications can be confusing. At Ackah Law, we advise that you consult an immigration lawyer who has experience in Family Class applications so that you don't waste time or money - or risk having your immigration application rejected.
Recently we received this grateful testimonial from an Ackah Law client:
Thank you! what a great team effort! Your guidance on this matter since 2017 has been greatly appreciated!
- Kelly, on his wife's Spousal Sponsorship
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sponsorship regulations allow you to sponsor a spouse or partner to become a permanent resident of Canada if:
- you are a Canadian citizen, registered in Canada as an Indian, or a permanent resident of Canada
- you're 18 years old or older
- you live in Canada
- If you live in Quebec, you must also meet Quebec’s conditions to be a sponsor.
- you have can prove you have enough income to provide basic needs for your spouse or partner’s dependent children.
IRCC considers marriage fraud and sham marriages, including a marriage of convenience, a serious issue. In 2010, changes to Canada's immigration regulations made any spouse ineligible to be sponsored if their marriage's "primary purpose" at the time of the wedding was to gain immigration status. Recently, CBC News shared one immigrant couple's story that after 20 years, the British Columbia man and his wife are still living in different countries because multiple attempts to sponsor her for Canadian permanent residency have failed.
If you have any questions on spousal sponsorship or marriage fraud that you'd like to discuss before you apply, please contact Ackah Immigration Business Law at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 100 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly to find out if you are qualified to move to Canada.