5. Get legal advice
Question & AnswerCan I sponsor my spouse or partner who’s living with me in Canada?
You may need to get legal advice about:
- whether your or qualifies to be sponsored in Canada
- whether your spouse or partner might be forced to leave Canada while the sponsorship application is being processed because they don't have a status
- how long the process is likely to take if you apply to sponsor your spouse or partner in Canada
- how long the process is likely to take if your spouse or partner returns to their country and you apply to sponsor them while they're outside Canada
- other options your spouse or partner might have for becoming a
There's more about getting legal advice in Where can I get legal advice and help with a problem about immigration status in Canada?