Canadian immigration law is quite friendly to uniting families, but it’s still a complex legal process.
Our team of immigration attorneys is adept at helping clients navigate the process of sponsoring their family members for permanent residence status. We’ll stay with you every step of the way, ensuring that sponsoring your family member goes as smoothly as possible.
Here’s a brief overview on family class immigration and how it all works.
फैमिली क्लास इमिग्रेशन क्या है?
If you are already a permanent resident (PR) of Canada, a naturalized citizen, or a citizen then you may sponsor certain family members for PR status. This allows you to reunite with your family members or even bring over a romantic partner who you fell in love with while you were abroad.
Inland sponsorships are available for spouses, common law partners, or dependent children. These allow the family member to remain in Canada while their application is being processed. They can work or go to school while they are here, but these people must live with you.
Other family members must have their application processed while they remain “outland,” remaining outside of Canada’s borders until CIC gives them the go-ahead to come to Canada.
Process for Sponsoring Family Members
You should always start by contacting an immigration attorney. We can help you anticipate problems with your application and your family member’s application. This will allow us to address any issues before you apply.
Canada’s application process is highly modernized. You’ll apply and pay all application fees online. You’ll also upload any documents you need to submit. The case goes to the Case Processing Center (CPC).
You should expect the CIC to require finger prints, background checks, and medical exams. You should also expect CIC to request that you and your family members come in for an interview. Your immigration attorney can and should be with you for all interviews.
You will be able to check the status of your application 24/7 online.
To be a sponsor you must:
- 18 वर्ष से अधिक आयु का हो।
- Sign a sponsorship agreement.
- Provide full financial support to your family member for 3 years after they become a PR.
- Pay back Canadian public assistance if your family member goes on public assistance at any point during those 3 years.
- Prove that you do not owe Canadian public assistance money for other family members you have tried to sponsors.
फैमिली क्लास प्रायोजन के लिए कौन पात्र है?
To be eligible, you must be a qualified relative of a Canadian PR or citizen. Qualified relatives include:
- जीवन साथी
- Common Law Partners
- Conjugal Partners
- आश्रित बच्चे
- दादा दादी
- अनाथ भाई-बहन जिनकी उम्र 18 वर्ष से कम है और अविवाहित हैं।
- अनाथ भतीजी और भतीजे जिनकी आयु 18 वर्ष से कम है और अविवाहित हैं।
- अनाथ पोते जिनकी उम्र 18 वर्ष से कम है और अविवाहित हैं।
Ineligible relatives include:
- Adult siblings
- Any relative who would be ineligible to come to Canada.
If CIC determines you are in are in a pseudo-romantic relationship with someone solely for the purposes of obtaining an immigration benefit for them they will not allow that person to immigrate to Canada.
How Much Money Do You Need to Sponsor a Family Member?
It depends on the number of people you are already supporting. The number changes every year. Keep in mind CIC will also look at your past 12 months of income to ensure that it is consistent.
You can find the most up-to-date income information यहाँ.
How Long Does It Take to Sponsor a Family Member to Canada?
It can take six to twelve months to navigate the entire process.
Keep in mind that the CIC prioritizes applications for spouses, common-law partners, conjugal partners, and dependent children. Some applications can take a lot longer. For example, it can take 20 to 24 months to bring a parent or grandparent over.
What Happens If the Sponsorship Application is Refused?
Your attorney will file an appeal on your behalf.
If the appeal is unsuccessful we will file a judicial review before the Canadian Supreme Court.
In some cases we will be able to provide additional evidence to help strengthen your case, but it’s important to get your case right the first time. For example if you are trying to sponsor a conjugal partner then we want to have all the evidence of your relationship gathered, ready to go, and ready to submit to immigration officials before you begin your application.
पारिवारिक प्रायोजन के लिए कानूनी सहायता प्राप्त करना इतना महत्वपूर्ण क्यों है?
Family sponsorship is not automatic, even if you think you and your family members meet all the requirements on paper. Every year we see applications get denied, and see family members face the heartbreaking reality of separation.
When you work with an attorney you put forth the strongest possible application so you give yourself your best chance of getting your family members into Canada. You also save time and money by reducing the chances that you will need to apply for an appeal or a judicial review.
There are also some cases where family class sponsorship might not be the best route for your family member to come to Canada, even if they are related to you. We can help identify those cases and steer your family member towards programs that might be more successful for them.
Need Help Bringing Your Family Members to Calgary, AB?
Here’s why you should consider our firm.
- Each of our attorneys has 20+ years of experience with immigration law.
- We’re known as some of Canada’s toughest immigration litigators and removal defense experts.
- We’re empathetic and responsive.
- We have attorneys on staff who speak languages other than English, including Mandarin and Punjabi.
- We’ve helped thousands of other people immigrate to Canada.
- We offer teleconferencing appointments.
Don’t try to sponsor your family member on your own. Reach out to our team to make your first appointment today.
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