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The Canada Family class allows applicants or Canadian citizens or permanent residents to reunite with their family members. Under this visa class, you can sponsor your husband/wife, common-law partner, conjugal partner, dependent child (including adopted child) or another eligible relative (like parent or grandparent) for Canadian permanent residence.
To apply under this category, the sponsor and person being sponsored need to meet the eligibility criteria.
here are different categories under the Canada Family Visa Class:
The spouse or common-law partner sponsorships allows Canadian citizens to sponsor their spouse or common-law partner for Canadian permanent residence. The visa application gets processed within 12-months.
Applicants residing in Canada may also qualify for an open work permit giving couples the chance to take care of their financial burdens.
A spousal open work permit allows sponsored individuals to find work in Canada while their sponsorship application is processed.
Individuals in common-law partnerships can also apply for spousal sponsorship if they are not married but have been living together for at least one year.
Canadian permanent residents and citizens can sponsor their biological or adopted children for Canadian permanent residence. To be eligible under this category, the child or dependent sponsored must be under 22, unmarried and should not have any children of their own.
The parent and grandparent sponsorship class helps family members to reunite with each other. Under this category, Permanent Canadian residents or citizens can sponsor their parents or grandparents to join them in Canada and become Canadian permanent residents.
To be eligible under this program, the sponsor has to meet certain conditions like proof of financial support etc. Sponsors who cannot support their parents or grandparent permanently may apply for the Super Visa – a long-term multiple-entry visa for parents and grandparents of Canadian PR holders.
A Candidate is not eligible to be sponsored as a spouse, conjugal or common-law partner if:
There are unlimited benefits of applying for a Canada Family Visa from India. Some of them are listed below:
The benefit of getting sponsored under the family class is that sponsored relatives do not have to undergo any points-based evaluation on the Canada points system.
A Sponsorship Agreement is a contract outlining the conditions for the family member who is being sponsored as well as the sponsor. The sponsorship agreement must detail that the sponsor accepts that they are ready to sponsor his/her relative without any social assistance from the Canadian government. In case the sponsored relative is elderly, the sponsored individual must make sure that they can fund themselves.