Family Class Sponsorship

Family Sponsorship allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada to sponsor:

1Spouses or common-law partners
Considering that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recognize the importance to keep families and loved ones together, family reunification continues to be a priority for the government. Thus, the processing time for spouse sponsorship applications was recently reduced from 26 to 12 months.

You can sponsor your spouse or common-law partner if you meet the following criteria:

• You are at least 18 years old.
• You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
• You are able to prove that you’re not receiving social assistance for reasons other than a disability.
• You can provide for the basic needs of any persons you want to sponsor.

Inland Spousal Sponsorship

Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are already living with their spouses in Canada can apply to sponsor them through the inland spousal sponsorship. Inland spousal sponsorship gives applicants the ability to continue living in Canada while their application for permanent residence is processed.

The process of making the Canadian immigration authorities believe that your relationship is genuine can be challenging. Lack of supporting documentation may result in the delay or rejection of your visa application. Therefore, contact our team who has strong experience in this area and understand how to get it right. We will guide you through the entire process of sponsoring your significant other and maximize the chances of a positive decision on your application.

If you want to sponsor your spouse or if you want to be sponsored, fill out our assessment form or contact our team directly to discuss your options.
2Parents, grandparents
If you want to bring your parents or grandparents to Canada, you have two options:

• Family Sponsorship Program
Parent and Grandparent Super Visa

What are the eligibility requirements for the parents and grandparent sponsorship program?

To participate in the family sponsorship program, the sponsor must meet the following criteria:

• Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada.
• Be 18 years of age or older.
• Be residing in Canada.
• Exceed the minimum necessary income level for this program and provide proof of income to IRCC.
• Sign an undertaking.
- to financially support the sponsored for 20 years (starting when they become permanent residents); and
- to repay any social assistance benefits paid to the sponsored family members (if applicable) for 20 years.
• Have completed an Interest to Sponsor form.

How I can start to sponsor my parents or grandparents?

In order to begin the sponsorship process, you need:

1) Ensure you have met the eligibility criteria.
2) Have completed an Interest to Sponsor form on IRCC's website.
3) IRCC holds a lottery every year. If you have been invited to apply, you have 60 days to submit completed sponsorship applications to IRCC.

How long does it take to sponsor parents to Canada?

The average processing time for an application is 20-24 months.

After the sponsorship application is approved, your parents or grandparents can come to Canada as PR and enjoy the full benefits of Canadian permanent residence including being able to work in Canada or receive health care.
3Dependent children to become permanent residents of Canada.

Contact ViBK IMMIGRATION CONSULTING to obtain up-to-date information regarding sponsoring your family members to Canada. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with the complicated process of sponsoring your spouse, parents, or grandparent. We will help you successfully prepare and submit family sponsorship applications to Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada.

We invite you to start by filling out our free assessment form and our team will contact you to discuss your options.

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