Learn How To Sponsor
Your American Common-
Law Partner For
Do you have a spouse or partner that you want to live with you in Canada?
Have you tried to check out sponsoring them for Canadian residence or
citizenship and found the process confusing? Take a look at this guide by Ivan
Steele Law for help.
The complex process for a Canadian
citizen to sponsor their American spouse or
partner can be overwhelming, but you can
now use this updated guide as a resource
to determine the best path forward in
sponsoring your spouse or partner.
Like the United States, Canada does not give your spouse an automatic right to
residence or citizenship, but as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you
can sponsor their immigrant status application.
Since the immigration process is long
and complicated, understanding the
laws can help you and your spouse
avoid mistakes that cause the
application to be returned.
You can ensure your application is processed correctly the first
time by consulting an immigration firm like Ivan Steele Law,
specialists in spousal sponsorship.
When the immigration process is started
before your spouse moves to Canada, the
applicant must remain in their home country
while you, the sponsor, remain in Canada.
Visitor visas are rarely granted to anyone
applying for immigrant status.
Applicants who are already legally in Canada when the immigration
process is started may apply for an open work permit so they can work
while waiting for approval of their application.
Toronto-based Ivan Steele Law
specializes in immigration law,
family law, and gay/lesbian law.
With a 15-year proven track record of developing effective solutions to
complex immigration problems, Steele has provided the help needed for
countless Canadians or Canadian permanent residents to bring their spouses
or partners to Canada.
In addition to your spouse or
partner, you can also sponsor your
parents, grandparents and
children of the foreign spouse
under the age of 22.
A satisfied client wrote, “I highly recommend Ivan. M