What is stage one approval spousal sponsorship?
The First Stage – Citizen or Permanent Resident Applies As Sponsor. First of all, in order for the process to work, a permanent resident or citizen of Canada must begin by putting in an application as a sponsor. These applications are sent to the case processing centre operated by the Government of Canada in Ontario.
What is first stage approval in PR?
If you get approval at Stage 1, this means that IRCC has decided to let you apply for permanent resident status in Canada for humanitarian and compassionate reasons.
What are the stages for spousal sponsorship?
There are 4 steps to sponsor your spouse, partner or child:
- Get the application package. You can now apply online.
- Pay your application fees. In most cases, your fees will include:
- Submit your application. The mailing instructions are in the application guide.
- Send us additional information during processing.
How long is the processing time for spousal sponsorship?
approximately 12 months
Sponsorship applications take approximately 12 months to process from start to finish. They are typically not processed much faster than 12 months but they can take longer, depending on the nature of your case.
How long does it take to get PR in Canada?
Generally, it takes about 45 days to process PR cards for new permanent residents once IRCC receives a complete application package from individuals who have fulfilled their residency requirements. Applications for renewed PR Cards generally take 104 days.
How long does it take to process the Canadian spousal open work permit?
between 1 and 4 months
Generally, it will take anywhere between 1 and 4 months to process your spouse’s open work permit application. If the sponsored person is already in Canada, they are not allowed to work until they obtain the open work permit.
What happens after sponsor approval?
Once the sponsorship application has been approved by an Officer at the ROC-O, you will receive an approval letter from the ROC-O. After the sponsorship application has been assessed and approved at the ROC-O, the file will be transferred to the visa office overseas for further processing.
Can I stay in Canada while waiting for spousal sponsorship?
Yes, you can apply for a Canadian visitor visa in the meantime. Although it is not a permanent stay in Canada, a visitor may stay in Canada up to six months after the day they have arrived. This will allow you to wait for your spousal sponsorship application to be approved while living in Canada with your spouse.
What happens after spousal sponsorship approval?
After the sponsorship application has been assessed and approved at the ROC-O, the file will be transferred to the visa office overseas for further processing. A decision about the refugees’ application for permanent residence is made at this stage.
How long does it take to get PPR after decision made?
Assuming you submitted medical reports during final document submission it should take about 3- 4 months from date of submission to get PPR. Once medical tests are cleared and visa officer is satisfied with all documents they will issue the PPR.
How long does it take to get Acknowledgement letter from CIC?
In most cases, you’ll receive a confirmation from us within minutes of applying for your eTA. However, some requests may need several days to process. If this is the case, you can expect an email from us within 72 hours of applying.
How does the approval process work for a sponsor and spouse?
The approval process looks at each applicant separately and together. As such, it’s important for both the sponsor and the spouse to be fully aware of their responsibilities. Otherwise, the application is likely to be denied due to missing paperwork or an issue that wasn’t considered before you invested time and money.
What is the first stage of the sponsor application process?
The first stage is to assess whether a sponsor meets the eligibility requirements, which is a Sponsorship Application. Read about the requirements that a sponsor must meet. Sponsor (s) will receive an acknowledgment letter when this stage is completed, stating that they have met or not the criteria for eligibility as a sponsor.
How long does it take to process family sponsorship?
Processing time depends on the category of family sponsorship. In some cases, the assessment stage may take longer. For example, when an exemption from any eligibility requirements has been requested on Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds. The second stage is the Application for Permanent Residence.
How do I apply for sponsorship under the family class program?
Any sponsorship application under the Family Class Program has two (2) stages. Processing time varies depending on the category, but steps are always the same. The first stage is to assess whether a sponsor meets the eligibility requirements, which is a Sponsorship Application. Read about the requirements that a sponsor must meet.