Can I Sponsor My Wife or Child if I Live Outside Canada
You cannot sponsor your wife and / or dependent children if you are not a Canadian citizen and you live outside Canada. However, if you are a Canadian citizen and you live outside Canada, you can still sponsor your wife / spouse and dependent children. In other words, if you are a permanent resident (landed immigrant) and you live outside Canada, you cannot sponsor your wife, husband or dependent children.
You must however note that the following qualification applies: if you are a Canadian citizen, you may sponsor your spouse, a common-law or conjugal partner, or a dependent child who has no dependent child of his or her own but you must satisfy the Canadian immigration authorities of your intention to live in Canada when the sponsored person’s application for permanent resident is approved and she or he becomes a permanent resident.
At Citizenship and Immigration Centre (CIC), we have extensive experience, knowledge and expertise in this particular field so that you can rest your mind at ease that your sponsorship application will be approved as fast as possible and your family member will be joining you as soon as possible.
To obtain further information or to take advantage of our free half hour initial consultation, please contact our office at (416) 365-9473.