Are you looking to sponsor your spouse to Canada? We’ve worked on numerous spousal sponsorship cases, helping applicants achieve the results they want and getting spousal sponsorship applications approved.
Today, we’ll review some of the most common mistakes we’ve seen on spousal sponsorship applications so you know what to avoid when completing and submitting your application.
1. Mixing Up The Sponsor and the Applicant
This mistake is very easy to make, but it can also be a quick fix! Many couples will see that their spousal sponsorship application is denied because they filled out their information in the wrong part of the application.
The sponsor is the Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
The applicant is the spouse or common-law partner of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Take the time to make sure you’ve filled the application correctly with this information before applying for spousal sponsorship.
2. Insufficient Evidence of Your Relationship
Spousal sponsorship applications get approved when you successfully convince the reviewing immigration officer that your relationship is genuine, and you simply want to live together in Canada.
To do so, you’ll need to provide supporting documents along with your sponsorship application.
Some of the documents you should prepare to include are the following:
- Your marriage certificate and proof of marriage registration
- Your wedding invitations and photos
- The birth certificates or adoption papers of any children you have
You can make your application stronger by providing further evidence. Think about any supporting documents you have that can show that your relationship is real. For example, consider collecting and including photographs from your time together. You could also include a copy of communications between you and your partner. These could be text messages, cards, emails, or letters. Think about the evidence that will compile the story of your relationship and easily demonstrate to any reviewing immigration officer that you and your partner are together.