Canada Spouse Visa
Family reunification is a vital component of Canada’s immigration agenda. The spousa visa presents applicants married to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident the unique opportunity to be sponsored along with their dependent children. The applicant and their spouse must be married and show the genuine and continuing nature of the relationship and intend to live together in Canada, upon approval.
A Canadian citizen, or a permanent resident who is living in Canada may be eligible to sponsor their spouse (same or opposite sex) and any dependent children for permanent residence in Canada. The sponsorship can be made for a spouse or partner who is living either inside or outside Canada.
- A sponsor must be a Canadian citizen, or a permanent resident living in Canada
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Proof of being able to provide financial support for their Thai spouse for three years and any dependent children for up to ten years
- Must be legally married to their sponsor, in either a same-sex or opposite-sex marriage
- Pass the requirement of health and character check clearance
- Sponsored spouses or partners must now live together in a legitimate relationship with their sponsor for two years from the day they receive permanent residence status in Canada
A spouse, and any dependent children, who is granted permanent residence under the Family Class will have the right to live, work and study in Canada indefinitely. Immigrating residents can easily have access to Canada’s health care, renowned education, training and language programs and employment opportunities.
Additional Benefits and Entitlements
- Pension Plan Benefits, Old Age Security
- Guaranteed Income Supplement
- Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP)
- Ability to apply for Canadian citizenship
The Canada spouse visa requires assessment of the sponsor and the applicant to meet the requirements of the authorities (CIC).
Approximately 39 months