If you’re a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with a spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner outside Canada, you have the right to sponsor them to join you in Canada as permanent residents.
To qualify as a sponsor for your spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner, you must meet the following requirements set by the IRCC:
The sponsorship agreement is an agreement signed by the sponsor and the person being sponsored. It’s an agreement that:
The following might render you ineligible to sponsor your partner or spouse:
Check the minimum eligibility requirements for both you and the spouse or partner that you want to sponsor. Make sure you’re eligible to apply for spousal sponsorship in Canada before proceeding.
Acquire the most recent spousal sponsorship Application package and complete filling the forms. The application package consists of:
After filling the forms, attaching all the required documents, thoroughly reviewing them, and making the necessary payments, submit both the sponsorship request and permanent residence application together through the given mailing instructions or via courier services.
Once IRCC receives your sponsorship application, they may request more information from the spouse/partner during processing. This includes medical examinations, police certificates, and biometrics.
Spousal Sponsorship Processing Time
The current processing time of the spousal sponsorship application is 12 months.
Spousal Sponsorship Checklist