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Marriage to an Jamaican citizen and spousal sponsorship to Canada under the marriage immigration initiative is a complex process. This page is designed to guide you through the spousal sponsorship process and your marriage to an Jamaican citizen.
|Download Sponsorship Questionnaire
|Qualifying as a spousal sponsor|
|Basic Document Checklist|
Qualifying as a spousal sponsor
To qualify as a sponsor, you must meet the following requirements:
Marriage in Jamaica
Certain countries require that a person resides in that country for a certain amount of time before they are allowed to get married. You must be in Jamaica at least 24 hours before applying for a marriage licence in order to get married in Jamaica
Basic Document Checklist:
Depending on the completeness of your submitted application and its accuracy, processing may take anywhere from 6 to 18 months.
|Basic Document Checklist|
|Jamaican citizen||Sponsor in Canada|
|Birth Certificate||Government issued ID|
|Marriage certificate||Employment records|
|Photocopy of valid passport||Tax documents|
|Police certificate||Proof of relationship to spouse in Jamaica|
|Proof of relationship to spouse in Canada
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|Application forms for permanent residency|
|Download Full Version Here|
|Photo of properly completed Sponsorship application|
|Average time to complete application by Immigroup: 2-4 weeks|
|Priority Processing: $3500|
|For clients who want our most personalized service. Upon receiving all your documents in a complete package we will dedicate one staff member to put together your application and file it with the government as quickly as possible.
|Regular Processing: $2900|
|For clients who want a high level of service but are on a tighter budget. Upon receiving all your documents in a complete package our team will put together your application and file it with the government
|If you are making less than $32,000 a year or are a single parent making less than $40,000 (for each additional child please add $8000) you may qualify for financial consideration from Immigroup. If you qualify, our fees range between $1700-$2450 and are based on your income.
Please note: that proof of income will be required in the form of your recent tax assessments from Canada Revenue Agency and that qualification under this program is not guaranteed.
|Sponsorship and permanent residence application fee||CDN $550|
|Right of permanent residence fee||CDN $490|
* additional fees apply for sponsoring dependent children or if translation and courier are required.
What you can expect from us:
We guarantee that your application will be accurate and complete, and in accordance with Canadian immigration law.
What is expected of you:
Please provide accurate and correct information and we will do the rest.
Can we get married in Canada?
You are able to get married in Canada. Because a Belgian passport holder does not need a visa to come into Canada; he or she may come to Canada to marry you. The marriage will be recognized.
Can I file the Canadian Sponsorship Application here in Canada?
In order for you to submit your application from within Canada, both you and your spouse must be present in Canada. Please note that if you apply from within Canada, you may not appeal any negative decisions made on your case by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
What happens if the Sponsorship application is denied?
If you applied from outside of Canada, you may appeal the decision. If the appeal is accepted, CIC will process your file again. You may also reapply if you have new information that will strengthen your case or you have overcome the reasons of why your application was refused the first time. If you applied from within Canada, the decision is final. You may not dispute this decision and your spouse must leave Canada as soon as his or her temporary visa expires.
I am not working right now; can I still sponsor my loved one?
In order for you to sponsor your spouse, you must be able to support them financially. As long as you can prove you are financially stable, you will be allowed to sponsor your spouse even if you are not working. If you have previously sponsored someone to come to Canada and they have turned to the government for financial assistance, you might be prevented from sponsoring another person until you have paid the government the full amount of any financial aid provided to that person.
They have a few children, can they come to Canada as well?
Yes. The children, who must be under 22 years of age and be dependent on the person being sponsored, are added as dependents on the permanent residency application of the person being sponsored. The children must be “dependent” as defined in the Immigration and Refugee protection Act of Canada.
The person I am marrying has a few children but the children don’t what to come to Canada right away, can they come on a later date?
As long as they are added as dependents in the sponsored person’s application, medically examined, and if they are over 18, they pass the background check, they can be sponsored at a later date. This only applies if they meet the definition of a “dependent child” according to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
The person I am getting married to in Jamaica has a few children from a previous marriage. The other biological parent of the children does not want to give authorization for the children to come to Canada. What will happen?
In this case, it is a matter of who has custody over the children. If you do not have custody and the other biological parent refuses to allow the children to join you in Canada, you may proceed without the children.
What are my responsibilities to the Canadian government with regard to the person I am sponsoring from Jamaica ?
You must provide financial support for your spouse for three years from the day they become a permanent resident. This means that from the day they become landed permanent residents in Canada, you are responsible for him or her financially. Also, if your spouse has dependents, you must provide financial support for every dependent child for 10 years, or until the child turns 25.
What is a permanent resident of Canada?
A permanent resident of Canada is a person who lives in Canada for at least two out of every five years. Permanent residents have the right to receive social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, including health care insurance. Permanent residents are free to live, work or study anywhere in Canada. They may apply for Canadian citizenship once they have met the requirements. Permanent residents must pay taxes, and obey all Canadian laws. Permanent residents cannot vote in Government elections or run for office.
What is a Canadian citizen?
A Canadian citizen is a person who was either born in Canada or has been granted Canadian citizenship. In order to apply for citizenship in Canada, a permanent resident must live in Canada for three out of four years and be able to communicate proficiently in either English or Jamaican. A Canadian citizen has the right to vote in elections and to run for office. He or she may also work in high levels of government.
When can my loved one become a Canadian citizen?
Your loved one must have lived in Canada for three out of four years in order to qualify for Canadian citizenship. Once the residency requirement is complete, he or she may apply for the right of citizenship. Once his/her application is approved, he/she will be called for a citizenship test. They will not need to write the test if they are over the age of 55. This is a test of his/her English/Jamaican abilities and knowledge of Canada. Upon passing the citizenship test, the person will be invited to attend an oath of citizenship ceremony in which he or she will be given their citizenship certificate.
Do we have to live in Canada?
Yes, there are residency requirements and these are such that the sponsored person must be present in Canada for 2 out of every 5 years. If the sponsored spouse leaves Canada for a period longer than 3 years, they will lose their permanent resident status unless they are accompanied by a Canadian citizen spouse, hired by a Canadian company or Canadian government abroad.
If we want to visit the United States will a Landed immigrant in Canada who has a Jamaican Passport need a Visa to the US ?
No. Jamaica is under a visa waiver program with the United States and therefore persons holding a Jamaican passport do not need to apply for a visa before traveling to the United States.
What is a civil registry?
The civil registry is a government agency that holds records of all births, marriages and deaths that took place within the country. Each country has a different system of collecting this information. In Canada, each province has its own civil registry and is only responsible for recording births, marriages, and deaths that took place within that province.
Where can I find the Jamaican embassy in Canada?
Click here for detailed information.