Inland Spousal Sponsorship Processing Time
Hundreds of thousands of potential immigrants apply to immigrate to Canada through various immigration programs. Similarly, the Canadian Government has a number of Family Class Immigration Programs that help families reunite. One of them is Spousal Sponsorship which is a subsection of the Family Class Immigration.
Individuals can sponsor their spouses for a Canadian permanent residency either with inland or with outland sponsorship. Inland sponsorship is when the couple is together in Canada and the foreign spouse/common-law partner has temporary status in Canada. If you wish to become a sponsor for your spouse then the amount of time takes to process your application will depend on certain factors.
Inland spousal sponsorship processing time
In general, inland spousal sponsorship processing time takes approximately 12 months to complete. However, please be advised that these times can vary from case to case.
Outland spouse sponsorship Canada processing time
The most important factor affecting processing time is the number of applications by potential candidates. An Outland sponsorship application generally commences when the sponsored partner is living outside of Canada. However, during the application process, the Outland applicants can still be in Canada and apply through the Outland program with the permission to travel in and out of Canada throughout the process. Similarly, according to the Canadian Government, the application processing time for outland spouse sponsorship will take averagely 12 months to be finalized.
What can impact your processing time?
- Depending on your location processing time may vary. You can refer to the IRCC official tool to check times.
- While submitting your application, you need to carefully evaluate all your documents. Because any incomplete form or mistakes on your application may cause long delays in your processing times.
- Depending on the number of requests by the applicants each time your application may be processed faster or slower.
For more and detailed information regarding Family Sponsorship Requirements, feel free to contact us to get a free consultation or fill out this evaluation form to know your Canadian Immigration options.