Family Sponsorship for Common-law Partner (including any dependent children)
Through this family sponsorship application, Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their common-law partners (along with any of their children) to immigrate to Canada.
Are you currently looking to sponsor your spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, or dependent children? You may be eligible for Family Sponsorship for Common-law Partners.
You may be eligible for Family Sponsorship if you are:
18 years or older and,
Not receiving social assistance other than for a disability and either a:
A Canadian citizen currently living in Canada or if outside Canada must be able to prove you will be living in Canada when the dependant child becomes a permanent resident OR,
A permanent resident of Canada currently living in Canada or,
A person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act
A married partner or spouse is defined as someone of the opposite or same gender that you have a legal marriage with and is at least 16 years old.
A common-law partner is defined as someone of the opposite or same gender that is not legally married to you, is at least 16 years old and has been living with you for at least 12 continuous months. Any time that you have spent away from your partner must be short and temporary.
A conjugal partner is defined as a permanent relationship where two people are not able to get married or live together because of situations outside of their control. Your partner being considered for immigration must provide evidence that:
They have had a conjugal relationship with you for at least one year
They are committed to the relationship and have shared interests with you
Eligible dependent children are classified as:
Under the age of 22 and,
Unmarried or not in a common-law relationship OR,
Over the age of 22 and,
Have been dependent on parents since before the age of 22 and,
Cannot support themselves financially due to a mental or physical condition
You must also be able to financially support your dependent child(ren) by covering:
Everyday living needs (food, water, shelter, etc)
Public health services not covered by the government such as eye and dental care
If you are sponsoring a partner or spouse who has a dependent child, and that child has 1 or more children of their own, you must fill out a Financial Evaluation form.
If you are sponsoring a dependent child that has one or more of their own dependent children, you must fill out a Financial Evaluation form.
How It Works
- 1Create An Account
Create an account and either check your eligibility, or pick an application to start. We start by asking questions specific to the visa to ensure your eligibility. This can be quick and simple, such as for visitor visas, or may require entering multiple questionnaires. If you have any questions, there are no fees to contact our immigration experts by email, WeChat, WhatsApp or by booking a call.
- 2Confirmation Before Payment
Our immigration consultants will check your answers and double-check your profile to confirm you meet the minimum requirements of a program. Only if you are eligible will we move you to the payment stage. At this time you must pay the SuperVisas fee. We are transparent in our process and pricing, and clearly list all the fees and processing times for your visa. We use Stripe for credit or debit card payment processing, which is secure and encrypted. Government fees are paid later when the completed application is submitted and once we can correctly calculate the various government fees due. It can be complicated, but we guide you through the process.
- 3Complete Your Application Online
Now, you can finish your application. There will be some "tasks", or many, for you to complete depending on your visa, such as entering your education achievements, employment history and/or dependent information. This can take time and will require answering more questionnaires and uploading of documents. Our system ensures everything necessary is gathered depending on your specific situation - preventing errors and omissions - while at the same time saving you money. Our immigration experts prepare your application so that your case is best presented to the visa officers. After a final review by you, and by our experts, your application will be submitted! You will have peace of mind that only comes with a complete and accurate application.
- 4Approval and Renewals
We will notify you when your visa is approved! We securely store your immigration documents for 7 years and will provide you alerts well before any expiry dates. Renewing visas or taking the next step down the immigration pathway toward citizenship is easy when all your immigration history is in one place. We also understand that moving to a new country can be difficult and hard to navigate. If needed, we will provide guides and referrals to our affiliate partners to help.
You’ll need the following documents if you decide to apply to this visa.
- Employment/Source of Support
- Sponsor's Proof of Status in Canada
- Sponsored Person's Digital Photo
- Sponsored Person's Passport
- Sponsored Person's Police Certificate