You are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act, who are finally married to your soulmate from overseas, and would like to have your spouse live with you permanently in Canada. Congratulations! But how do you start the process of sponsoring your spouse? The following list of steps provides a general overview of the process of a spousal sponsorship application. Step 1: Determine the Eligibility of the Sponsor You can sponsor your spouse, partner or dependent child if: ·         You’re at least 18 years old; ·         You’re a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act; ·         If you’re a Canadian citizen living outside Canada, you must show that you plan to live in Canada when the persons you want to sponsor become permanent residents. ·         You can’t sponsor someone if you’re a permanent resident living outside Canada. ·         You’re able to prove that you’re not receiving social assistance for reasons other than a disability; ·         You can provide for the basic needs of any persons you want to sponsor. There are certain situations where […] read more