Inland Spousal Sponsorship

The Inland Spousal Sponsorship is designed to allow Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their spouses or common-law partners to live with them permanently in Canada. To apply for this visa program, your partner must be already in Canada and holding a temporary resident status (working, studying, or visiting) in Canada.

You can apply under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada class if your spouse or common-law partner cohabits (lives) with you in Canada.

Sponsor Eligibility

As a sponsor, you must be able to prove that you

  • Are legally a citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • Are at least 18 years old;
  • Can provide the basic needs for you and your family, including food, clothing, and shelter;
  • Can support your spouse/partner financially; and
  • Can ensure that your spouse/partner does not need to ask for financial help from the Canadian government.

Although there is no minimum income requirement to sponsor your partner, unless you are sponsoring a spouse or partner that has a dependent child, and their dependent child has 1 or more children of their own, you need to sign in an undertaking to prove that you commit to:

  • providing financial support for your sponsored family members, starting when they become permanent residents
  • repaying any provincial social assistance your sponsored family members get during that time

Your spouse/ partner’s eligibility

Your spouse/ partner must:

  • Be currently in Canada.
  • Have a legal status to live temporarily in Canada. It can be a student, temporary worker, or visitor visa.
  • Your spouse or common-law partner can’t become a permanent resident in Canada if they’re inadmissible for any reason other than not having legal immigration status in Canada.
  • Before applying, your spouse or common-law partner in Canada must resolve any other situation that made them inadmissible.

Application Process

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