Marrying A Canadian Citizen: Spousal Sponsorship from NYC

A common question we receive at our immigration law firm is what happens when someone marries a Canadian citizen, and whether you can become a Canadian permanent resident yourself if you do so. The answer is, yes! You can become a Canadian permanent if you marry a Canadian citizen, and eventually you can qualify to apply for Canadian citizenship. 

However, this process is not easy and you must meet several requirements. Discussing your case with a licensed immigration attorney is a good first step when you marry a Canadian citizen and are interested in exploring your immigration options.

Sponsoring a Spouse to Canada

As a Canadian citizen or a Canadian permanent resident, you may sponsor a spouse, a common-law partner, a same-sex partner or conjugal partner to come to Canada as a permanent resident.

To sponsor someone, you must be a Canadian citizen or a Canadian permanent resident and be able to demonstrate this to the Canadian government.

You must also meet certain income requirements, and this is a very important requirement of sponsoring a spouse to Canada. This is because as a sponsor, you are required to be financially responsible for the person who is being sponsored and you will have to sign a legally-binding sponsorship agreement.

If you meet the above requirements, there are two methods of sponsoring someone to Canada.

Spousal Sponsorship lawyers in Canada

While spousal sponsorship in Canada may sound pretty straightforward, it is not an easy Canadian immigration application at all. Many of these applications are denied every single year. Avoid making mistakes and ensure you’re eligible in advance by contacting a licensed immigration lawyer to assist you with your spousal sponsorship. Contact us using the phone number above!

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.



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