If you are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a registered Indian, you may sponsor your foreign family member, and the sponsored family member becomes a permanent resident.
Who may be sponsored
You can bring not only your gay or lesbian partner to Canada but also other family members.
The sponsored family member include:
1. Spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner, and dependent child (less than 22 years of age),
2. Dependent child including stepchild,
3. Adopted child (less than 18 years of age),
4. Parent or grandparent, and their dependent child,
5. Brother, sister, nephew, niece, or grandchild who is orphaned,
6. Other relatives.
If you bring your gay or lesbian partner to Canada, you can be either married or in a common-law/conjugal relationship.
Sponsorship Process for bringing your gay or lesbian partner to Canada
Generally speaking, one sponsorship application consists of two parts. The first part is to determine your (the sponsor) eligibility. The second part is for your partner to apply for permanent residency.
Both you and your partner will need to complete the application together.
Depending on the type of sponsorship, the requirements may be different.
However, if you bring your gay or lesbian partner to Canada, the most important requirement is the genuineness of the relationship.
Furthermore, if you live outside Canada, you must resume residence in Canada when your partner becomes a permanent resident.
The requirements for your partner remain on eligibility and admissibility.
What we can do to help you bring your gay or lesbian partner to Canada
To successfully apply for family sponsorship, you need to focus on both the sponsor’s and the sponsored family member’s eligibility. Further, the sponsored family member must thoroughly address any inadmissibility issues.
We personalize our services for you based on the information and circumstances pertaining to your application, which may include any of the followings:
1. Help you determine the sponsor’s and the sponsored family member’s eligibility,
2. Provide you with advice as to how to meet the eligibility requirements,
3. Identify potential inadmissibility issues and address them properly,
4. Assist you in gathering supporting documents necessary for your application. If they are not available, we advise you how to preserve and obtain them,
5. Conduct legal research for case law that is helpful for your application,
6. Provide other advice and instructions as needed, and
7. Complete, prepare, organize, and submit your application on your behalf.
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