Sponsor Spouse / Common-Law / Conjugal Partner / Children
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In December 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced its commitment to process most spousal sponsorship applications within a 12-month timeframe. This would bring processing times down significantly.
Along with this new processing commitment, IRCC has released an updated application package. There will now only be one application package for both inside and outside Canada spousal sponsorship applications. This means that the same forms will be required by all visa offices. The forms themselves have also been updated.
To qualify, the sponsor must: