Can I Sponsor My Girlfriend?

Your relationship is getting serious, and you’re ready to take it the next level. Are you able to sponsor your girlfriend or boyfriend? The answer is YES! But there are many rules and conditions that apply. Understanding all the requirements will put you at ease and ensure that a confident case is showcased to the immigration officer. 


    One of the main requirements is that you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. Immigration officers will dissect the application to determine if the relationship is genuine, and not been entered primarily for acquiring permanent residence status. You would be considered to be in a common-law relationship with your partner if you have been living together in a marriage-like relationship for at least 1 year.


      If you plan to get married while preparing your application or even after it is submitted, then this should not be a negative factor within the application, as long as additional documents and information is being included or relayed to the immigration office. This is a common situation that arises and it is important to ensure all parties are aware of signifcant chages within the applicants’ lives.


        There are many barriers that may prevent you from being eligible to sponsor, such as receiving social assistance, being convicted of a violent or sexual offense, having the officer be suspicious of a certain document and much more. There are also many types of documents that will help prove you are in a common-law relationship. Feel free to contact us for a full list of requirements and begin living together in Canada.

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