Can I sponsor my spouse or partner who’s living with me in Canada?

5. Get legal advice

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?

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