Phoenix Legal provides legal assistance for spousal and family sponsorship in Calgary to help you determine if you meet those requirements. We have significant experience assisting Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their family members to immigrate to Canada. We have handled various cases in 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 lawyers at Phoenix Legal understand the heavy burden placed on the sponsor and can be your trusted partner through the entire process. We inform potential sponsors about their responsibilities and educate them about the possible resources available to them.
According to Citizenship & Immigration Canada, to qualify as a sponsor, you must be a Canadian citizen, a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or a permanent resident aged 18 or older 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 may be considered ineligible for spousal or family sponsorship if you:
Parent sponsorship changes coming soon!
Please contact our office to learn of the new changes to the parent sponsorship stream coming in 2019.
However, you may be able to sponsor any relative of any age if you meet certain requirements. Please contact us to discuss.
No. The Family Class program allows citizens and permanent residents to sponsor spouses, dependent children, parents and grandparents. You may sponsor a non-immediate family member if you have legally adopted them.
No. Spousal sponsorships do not require you to meet a low income threshold to be eligible to sponsor.
Spousal sponsorship applications are usually processed within 12 months.
A marriage of convenience is a marriage or common-law relationship whose purpose is to let the sponsored spouse or partner immigrate to Canada. If the visa officer reviewing your file determines your relationship is a marriage of convenience, your spousal sponsorship application will likely be refused. Marriages of convenience constitute marriage fraud and can result in criminal charges.
The sponsor must undertake to provide the sponsored family members with:
The obligation to provide for the essential needs of the sponsored person(s) will only arise if the sponsored person(s) cannot provide for the mentioned needs on their own.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada provides estimates of the processing time for your sponsorship application. The lawyers at Phoenix Legal have significant experience in dealing with various immigration matters, including application filing, appealing a decision and proposing tailored solutions to unique client situations. We endeavour to provide personalized care to all our clients and deliver high-end legal services. Our firm reflects the diversity of the clients we serve with a proven track record of success in dealing with complex immigration matters and appeals.
Whether you’re planning to adopt a child or need assistance for family sponsorship in Calgary, Phoenix Legal provides you with the 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.