Common Mistakes People Make When Preparing A Spousal Sponsorship Application

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Immigration to Canada grows stricter every year, and if you’re on your way to apply for the spousal sponsorship application, you’ll need to make sure to revise and re-check all the supporting documents and the application before submission. While it is possible to handle your own application, at times, immigration laws can turn complex and challenging to follow. And along the way, there are chances that you may commit an avoidable mistake that could compromise your chances of approval. Therefore, to avoid such a situation, it’s best to enlist the services of an immigration consultant to handle the tricky process and help you reduce the emotional and financial stress that the immigration process entails.

At Esquire Canada Immigration Inc., we’ve come across instances where several applicants have committed errors leading to the refusal of their application. So to help you steer clear of such blunders and submit your application correctly, we’ve compiled a list of the most common mistakes people make when preparing a spousal sponsorship application.

1. Not knowing the difference between Family Class vs. In-Canada Class application
Both classes are spousal sponsorship applications! But they are very different in terms of the requirements and advantages and disadvantages. You should consult an immigration professional before deciding which class to apply.

2. Incorrect intention to return to Canada
You can apply for spousal sponsorship even if the sponsor is outside Canada. But, you will need to provide sufficient evidence to show your intention to return to Canada once the application is approved. IRCC will refuse your application if the intention cannot be established.

3. Failing to provide genuineness of the relationship
IRCC has a checklist of documents required to demonstrate the relationship’s genuineness, which is the minimum requirement. Depending on the circumstances of each case, you might want to provide additional evidence to support the relationship is genuine and continuous.

4. Outdated forms
The forms used by IRCC change from time to time and IRCC only accepts the latest version of the form. It will be prudent to double-check you are using the newest version of the forms before submitting the application.

5. Skimping on instructions
There are a lot of details you need to be careful in completing the application, and an incomplete application will be returned to the applicant. It is important to closely follow the instructions on the forms and read the Complete Guide (IMM 5289) before preparing the application.

To avoid these and other mistakes while filing the spousal sponsorship application, reach out to the experts at Esquire Canada Immigration Inc. As licensed immigration consultants, we will get you through the immigration process and ensure your application is approved. Backed by knowledge and experience, we offer you sound advice and guidance so that you get a stress-free time. We provide immigration services, along with educational consultancy and tax consultation services to current and potential immigrants.

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