Dependable Assistance for Family Sponsorship in Calgary
Phoenix Legal provides legal assistance for spousal and family sponsorship in Calgary to help you determine if you meet the criteria. We have significant experience assisting Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their family members to immigrate to Canada. We have handled various cases under this category and achieved results for our clients. Sponsoring an individual puts a significant responsibility on the sponsor’s shoulder, and dealing with all the logistical issues can be tiresome. The immigration lawyers at Phoenix Legal understand the heavy burden placed on the sponsor and can be your trusted partner throughout the entire process. We inform potential sponsors about their responsibilities and educate them about the possible resources available to them. Contact us today so that our barristers can assist you in family sponsorship in Calgary.
To qualify as a Sponsor, according to Citizen & Immigration Canada, you must be:
A person registered in Canada as Indian under the Canadian Indian Act, or
An 18 years old or older permanent resident with enough income to reasonably support your relative(s) once they immigrate.
If you’re a Canadian citizen living abroad and plan to return when your relative(s) immigrates, you may still be considered eligible.
You shall be considered ineligible if you -
Are in prison.
Require social assistance but are not disabled.
Haven’t remained up-to-date on your alimony or child support.
Have declared bankruptcy and haven’t been released from it yet.
Haven’t paid back an immigration loan.
Sponsored someone in the past and violated the sponsorship agreement.
Who Can You Sponsor?
Spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner:
To become a sponsor for your spouse, you must submit the marriage certificate from the country in which the marriage took place. A common-law partner is someone you have lived within a marriage-like relationship for at least one year. A conjugal partner, on the other hand, is someone you have had a marriage-like relationship with for at least one year, but you haven’t been able to live together due to extenuating circumstances. You may also be required to prove that you have a sincere, loving relationship through photos, telephone bills, print-outs from internet messaging, gift receipts, joint travel expenses, etc.
You may sponsor dependent, unmarried children under 22.
You may sponsor your parents, and they may bring any dependent children with them (your siblings under the age of 22). You may also sponsor your grandparents.
You may sponsor an orphaned sibling, nephew, niece or grandchild if they’re under 18 and are unmarried.
You may sponsor an adopted child from another country if they’re under 18 and you intend to adopt them in Canada.
If you have no family in Canada, you may be eligible to sponsor another type of relative, but certain conditions may apply.
However, you may be able to sponsor any relative of any age if you meet certain requirements. Please contact us to discuss.
What Family Sponsorship Allows You to Do?
Family sponsorship is a process that allows a foreign national to immigrate to Canada to be with their spouse and children who are residents of the country. Depending on your situation, it can take between 10 to 24 months from submitting your Family Sponsorship application to gain the final approval.
Family Sponsorship Class
Several sponsorship classes are available for families, so it’s important to be familiar with each option before deciding on the right type for your situation. The basic family sponsorship classes are as follows:
Spousal sponsorship is a legal process that allows you to bring your spouse to Canada. These can be legally married individuals or your common-law partner. Same-sex marriages and partnerships are not discriminated against in Canada.
Parents can sponsor their children through the Child Sponsorship program. This enables families to reunite and lawfully reside in Canada. Adopted children under 18 years of age are included in this category of family sponsorship.
If you do not have any relatives in Canada, the only way to sponsor a sibling, niece/nephew, or grandchild to immigrate to Canada is through the "lonely Canadian rule.”
A Super Visa is a Canadian immigration option for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to visit their families in Canada. While Super Visas are not the same as sponsoring a family member, they allow parents and grandparents to visit their family in Canada for a longer period of time. It is a popular option to provide support and ensure their well-being. The Super Visa is valid for ten years and enables parents and grandparents to stay in Canada for up to 2 years at a time.
If you have other questions about the family sponsorship process in Canada, please get in touch with our immigration law firm in Calgary today.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada provides the estimated time required for your sponsorship application to process. At Phoenix Legal, our lawyers have significant experience in dealing with various immigration matters, including filing applications, appealing a decision and proposing tailored solutions to unique client situations.
Make the Family Sponsorship Process Less Stressful
Whether you’re planning to adopt a child or need assistance for family sponsorship in Calgary, Phoenix Legal provides you with legal assistance to help make the sponsorship application process smoother and less stressful.
Whether you’re seeking to sponsor a spouse, dependent, parent or adopted child, please call us today for further information regarding the application forms, fees and processing times involved.