What is a sponsorship?
Within the immigration context a sponsorship application refers to a permanent resident or citizen who supports an application for permanent residence of a relative.
In Canada the most common type of application submitted is an application for permanent residence under the spouse or common-law partner in Canada Class or an application for permanent residence under the family class.
Who can be sponsored?
The following individuals might be able to be sponsored although in some cases they cannot:
- Spouses, common-law partners, and conjugal partners
- Parents and grandparents
- Children (unmarried and dependant)
- Orphaned brother, sister, nephew, niece or grandchild under the age of 18, single, related and both parents deceased
- you (the person who wants to sponsor your relative) don’t have a living relative you could sponsor, you can sponsor a distant relative in such a case but there are stringent requirements to be met
Are you looking to sponsor a family member for permanent residence and need a sponsorship Lawyer?
An Immigration Lawyer (sponsorship Lawyer) can help you determine potential issues that can arise in your application, what documents and relevant information should be submitted to support a sponsorship application.
An Immigration Lawyer (sponsorship Lawyer) can also help you understand the obligations associated in being a sponsor.
Do I need an immigration lawyer/Sponsorship lawyer for a spousal sponsorship?
That is something that each person must decide for themselves. Although not mandatory an Immigration lawyer can help you understand the legal issues related to your matter and how best to address them.
How much does it cost to hire a sponsorship lawyer for my sponsorship application?
The cost depends on the amount of work that is required for your matter and the complexity of the matter. On average the cost is between $2500 to $5000 + HST but it can cost more than that in cases where there are admissibility concerns or other issues related to the file.
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Please note that this should not be construed as Legal Advice. This is General Information and should not be acted on.