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Spousal Sponsorship Course Chapter 2: Inland vs Outland

Inland Sponsorship vs Outland Sponsorship

Start at the beginning: Table of Contents Read Chapter 1: What You Need to Start to Sponsor Your Spouse or Partner

This is a key distinction for sponsorship applications. To understand why, let’s first review a few key terms which we’ve also covered in our previous blog on Common Mistakes with sponsorships found here. It involves which kind of class to apply under.

 

Should you Choose Family Class Sponsorship?

This is for a sponsored partner or spouse who:

  • Lives outside of Canada, OR
  • Lives with you in Canada but will not live in Canada throughout the whole application process, OR
  • Is your conjugal partner or for if you are sponsoring a dependent child.

If your sponsorship is one of the above then you are dealing with what is called an Outland Sponsorship. This is where the person you are sponsoring is abroad for at least part of the application process.

If there is any doubt about whether your sponsored spouse/partner can remain with you in Canada throughout the whole application process, then you should take this route and file an outland application under Family Class sponsorship.

Also, you want to apply through the “Family Class” if you are prepared to file an appeal if the sponsorship application is refused.

 

Should You Choose Spouse or Common-law Partner in Canada Class?

This is for a sponsored partner or spouse who:

  • Lives with you in Canada, AND
  • Has valid immigration status.

If your sponsorship falls under this class, it is called an Inland Sponsorship. This is where the person you are sponsoring is living with you in Canada throughout the whole application process. Remember, you have to be sure they will be able to maintain their valid immigration status while the application is processed – sponsorship applications can take over a year and sometimes up to 2 or more years to be processed.

No Appeals: It’s extremely important to note that you cannot normally appeal a refused inland sponsorship application. So if you are at all concerned about the chances of the application being approved, apply through Family Class/Outland.

Now it’s time to start filling out the many forms you will need to complete your application.

Chapter 3: Completing the Imm 1344 Application to Sponsor, Sponsorship Agreement and Sponsorship Undertaking

 

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The immigration process can feel overwhelming. Our team at Immigroup knows how to cut through all that government red tape quickly. Contact us to see how we can help you with your sponsoring your spouse or partner to Canada