Do it yourself course, in-depth tutorial, call it what you want, this step-by-step sponsorship course will be a god-send for most people that are lucky enough to find it on the web. You may be tight on cash, or just up for the challenge. Whatever your reason is, by taking this course you are vastly improving the odds of an ‘approval’, speeding up the processing of your application, and saving thousands of dollars in legal fees.
Before you start let’s talk about it:
If you are serious about putting together your spousal sponsorship application on your own, then this tutorial is exactly what you need. Step by step, in easy-to-digest chapters, we go through just about everything involved in successfully sponsoring a spouse or partner to come and live with you in Canada.
Do you have the focus, energy, and commitment to get it done?
Then let’s start!
This tutorial will take you step-by-step through the whole process:
- what kind of office supplies you’ll need
- how to fill out each and every one of the multiple forms you often are required to submit in a sponsorship application
- each and every supporting document you may need – how and where to get them.
Every day, we get to help overwhelmed clients navigate the complicated immigration process. But for those who like to “do-it-yourself,” we’re happy to provide this free, clear, step-by-step article.
Spousal Sponsorship Course Chapters - Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Before we start: What you need
- Chapter 2: Inland vs outland
- Chapter 3: IMM 1344 Application to Sponsor, Sponsorship Agreement and Undertaking
- Chapter 4: IMM 5532 Relationship Information and Sponsorship Evaluation
- Chapter 5: IMM 0008 Generic Application Form for Canada for Sponsored Spouse
- Chapter 6: IMM 5669 Schedule A Background Declaration
- Chapter 7: IMM 5406 Additional Family Information Form
- Chapter 8: IMM 5409 Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union (if applicable) - if you are married or in a conjugal relationship skip to the next chapter
- Chapter 9: IMM 5533/IMM 5589/IMM 5629 Sponsorship Document Checklist (make sure you are using the right one!)
- Chapter 10: IMM 5481 Sponsorship Evaluation (dependent children only)
- Chapter 11: IMM 1283 Financial Evaluation (dependent children with dependent children only)
- Chapter 12: IMM 0008DEP Additional Dependants Declaration (if the sponsored spouse has more than 5 dependants only)
- Chapter 13: Country-Specific Sponsorship Requirements - Documentation and Application Forms (likely doesn't apply to you but you should read it anyway as you want to make sure you have the right forms and documents)
- Chapter 14: IMM 5476 Use of a Representative (for giving a family member, friend, or legal advisor the right to contact IRCC on your behalf)
- Chapter 15: What to do with the your list of sponsorship questions
- Chapter 16: Supporting document for Married couples – Marriage Certificates
- Chapter 17: Sponsor's supporting documentation
- Chapter 18: Principal Applicant's supporting documentation (the principal applicant is the person being sponsored)
- Chapter 19: Sponsorship Letter
- Chapter 20: Phone records, emails, texts - proving the relationship through communications
- Chapter 21: Prove your relationship through receipts of gifts, flight itineraries, money transfers
- Chapter 22: Photos you will need to prove your relationship
- Chapter 23: Letter from friends and family
- Chapter 24; Assembling Your Sponsorship Application
- Chapter 25: Writing Your Sponsorship Application Summary Letter
- Chapter 26: Final Check of Your Sponsorship Application before Submission
- Chapter 28: Mailing your application.
- Chapter 29: Tracking your application.
- Chapter 30: Dealing with communications from the government.
- Chapter 31: Getting you ready for the interview.
- Chapter 32: Biometrics
- Chapter 33: Medical
- Chapter 34: Approved applications
- Chapter 35: Denied applications
- Chapter 36: PR Card/Driver’s License/Health Card
- Chapter 37: How not to lose your status.
- Chapter 38: Your done! Wow
Most people know our business depends on people hiring us to help them through the maze and red tape that is “immigration.” So why would we share our expertise in free, do-it-yourself articles like this? Because we believe everyone moving to a new culture to work, study, or live deserves clear and accurate information.