Sponsor Your Spouse or Common-Law Partner

Spouse Sponsorship Visa

Canada Partner Visa As of October 25, 2012, sponsored spouses or partners must live with their sponsor in a legitimate relationship for two years from the day they get their permanent resident status in Canada. This applies to you if: a permanent resident or Canadian citizen is sponsoring you/ you and your sponsor have been in a relationship for two years or less/ you have no children in common and/ we got your application on or after October 25, 201

As of October 25, 2012, sponsored spouses or partners must live with their sponsor in a legitimate relationship for two years from the day they get their permanent resident status in Canada.

This applies to you if:
    • A permanent resident or Canadian citizen is sponsoring you,
    • You and your sponsor have been in a relationship for two years or less,
    • You have no children in common and
  • We got your application on or after October 25, 2012
If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you can sponsor your:
    • spouse,
    • common-law or conjugal partner, or
  • dependent children
If you sponsor a family member to immigrate to Canada, you must provide proof that you can:
    • meet basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter for yourself and your family,
    • support your relative financially and
  • make sure your spouse or relative does not need to ask for financial help from the government