Can my spouse come to Canada while I am waiting for a spouse visa?
Your spouse can come to Canada while you wait for approval, but there is no special visa for applicants awaiting a decision on their sponsorship application. For this reason, applicants may wish to apply for a temporary visa and then, once in Canada together, submit under the inland sponsorship category.
What are the Spouse Visa Requirements in Canada?
To apply for a visa for your spouse or partner, you and your partner must be aged 18 or over. Your partner must be a member of the family class or you will not be able to sponsor them. You must be a citizen, permanent resident or have a work permit to sponsor your spouse.
Can a dependent spouse work in Canada?
Yes, in most cases your spouse or business partner can work in Canada. However, they usually need a work permit to work in Canada. They must apply for a work permit themselves. In other cases, your spouse or partner must apply for a work permit for a specific employer.
What documents are recommended for an immediate family member to travel to Canada?
The closest family member is a parent
- Canadian passport.
- proof of Canadian citizenship such as a certificate of citizenship, citizenship card or provincial or territorial birth certificate.
- Certificate of Indian Status (Status Card)
- Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document (TCRD)
- Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
It is a common misconception that there is a specific income requirement to be able to sponsor your spouse to Canada. While you must meet a specific requirement to sponsor almost any other family member, there is no such income requirement at all for spousal sponsorship applications.
How long can my spouse stay in Canada?
Although not a permanent resident of Canada, a visitor can stay in Canada for up to six months after the day they arrived. This allows you to wait for your sponsorship application to be approved while you live in Canada with your spouse.
How much does it cost to sponsor a spouse in Canada?
How can I bring my wife to Canada?
Who you can sponsor
- If you are sponsoring your spouse or dependent child, you must submit an application under the Family Class.
- If you are sponsoring your spouse or common-law partner, you can sponsor them under the family class or under the spouse or common-law partner in the Canada class.
Can I take my wife to Canada on a student visa?
Yes, you may be able to bring your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children to Canada. They may be eligible for a study or work permit or a visitor visa. You must submit their applications online when you apply for your study permit.
Who is eligible for a military dependent ID card?
Military dependent ID cards are also issued to spouses of service members. This benefit includes service members who are legally married to their same-sex partner. In the event that the service member dies, and as long as they do not remarry, widowed spouses retain their eligibility for a military dependent ID.
Technically, if the marriage has lasted for more than 20 years, and if the military member has more than 20 years of service, the spouse retains the right to an ID card of his or her own.
Who are the dependent children of the military?
In the case of military dependents, the term "dependent children" means the biological, surrogate and adopted children of military members. Military dependent ID cards are also issued to spouses of service members.
How to get a veteran service card in Canada?
To get a CFOne card or a Veteran service card as a veteran, you must have completed basic training and obtained an honorable discharge. The new Veteran's Service Card (VSC) helps you stay connected to military and veteran support programs during your transition from military to civilian life.
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