Spouse Visa Guide
1. Overview of Canada Spouse Visa
If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you can sponsor your Spouse or Dependent Children to Immigrate to Canada.
Note: Effective December 22, 2014, eligible spouses or common-law partners have the opportunity to work in Canada while they wait for their application for permanent residence to be processed.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will issue open work permits to certain spouses or common-law partners who are applying for permanent residence from inside Canada, before the approval in principle decision on their application is made.
2. Eligibility for Canada Spouse Visa:
If you sponsor a family member to immigrate to Canada, you must provide proof that you can:
? meet basic needs—such as food, clothing and shelter—for yourself and your family,
? support your relative financially.
To Get Spouse visa of Canada you must also meet the Following Conditions:
? You can apply to sponsor your spouse to immigrate to Canada. It does not matter if He/She live in or outside Canada.
? Your Family Members must be Law abiding Citizens.
? They may have to get a police certificate in their home country. The instruction guides explain medical, criminal and background checks.
3. How Visa Office Access your Application:
A) If your Application is Approved
Visa office will review your sponsorship application. If they approve it, They will forward your relative’s application for permanent residence to the visa office that serves their home country or the country where they have lived for more than one year.
That office will tell you in writing if you have been approved to be a sponsor. It will also tell you which visa office will process the application.
B) If your Application is Rejected:
If Visa office do not approve you as a sponsor, your relative may still apply for permanent residence.
If they approve you as a sponsor but do not approve the relative you want to sponsor, they will tell you why we refused them. They will also tell you about your right to appeal this decision.
You may withdraw your application at any point in the process before the relative you sponsor becomes a permanent resident of Canada. They may refund the fees for either application if we have not started to process it. Contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) if you want to withdraw an application.
4. Requirements on Arrival in Canada:
The CIC officer will check that their permanent resident visa has not expired. The expiry date is shown on the visa. You cannot use the visa after the expiry date. Permanent residence visas cannot be extended, so make sure you use it within the time limit.
They must bring with them a valid passport or travel documents. They cannot immigrate to Canada with a diplomatic government service or a public affairs passport.
They will have to answer questions like the ones you answered on your Application for Permanent Residence in Canada. The CIC officer asks these questions to verify certain information on the application.
They must inform the visa officer of any funds you are bringing into Canada (cash, stocks, bonds, money orders, traveller’s cheques, etc.).
? If there are no problems when you arrive in Canada, the CIC officer will authorize you to enter Canada as a permanent resident. The officer will also use the address on your COPR to have your permanent resident card mailed to you. Make sure your Canadian address on theCOPR is correct.
? Permanent residents are given the permanent resident card as proof of their status in Canada. Your card will be mailed to your Canadian address after you arrive in Canada as a permanent resident.