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Spousal Sponsorship Course Chapter 5: General Application Form for Canada IMM 0008

How to Complete the IMM 0008 for a Sponsorship Application

Start at the beginning: Sponsorship Application Table of Contents Read Chapter 4: Relationship Information and Sponsorship Evaluation

This form is filled out by the Principal Applicant who is applying to be sponsored to come to Canada as a permanent resident. In our example, Carmen will fill out this application form.

 

Completing the Application Details in the IMM 0008 for a Sponsored Spouse:

The first section details with exactly what stream you’re applying to sponsor. We’ve selected:

  • Family Class
  • Spouse
  • 2 as the total number of family members – the sponsor and the principal applicant. Note that neither Carmen nor Horatio have any children or ex-spouses seeing it’s the first marriage for both of them. Otherwise, you may often have to include family members like children from a previous marriage.
  • English as the language of correspondence and for the interview seeing Carmen’s level of English is adequate for both and this shows she will be ready to adapt to Canadian culture.
  • Finally, we have stated that Kingston ON is where the couple will be living in Canada, seeing that Horatio has a home in Kingston and works for Canadian Cable Company in Kingston.

IMM 0008 General Application Form for Canada for a Sponsored Spouse Page 1 Top: Application Details

 

Completing Personal Details in the IMM 0008 for a Sponsored Spouse

We now fill in the Principal Applicant’s personal information under Personal Details:

IMM 0008 General Application Form for Canada for a Sponsored Spouse Page 1 Middle: Personal Details (of the sponsored spouse) part 1

Please note that Carmen already has dual citizenship because her parents immigrated from Portugal to Brazil and passed on their Portuguese citizenship to Carmen and her brother. This may prove to be somewhat of a challenge when it comes time for Carmen to decide whether to apply for Canadian citizenship, assuming she’s accepted to come to Canada.

Next Carmen has to fill in her country of residence. Seeing she’s a Brazilian citizen, born in Brazil and living in Brazil over the past 5 years, this section is straightforward.

However, if her status in Brazil was uncertain (say she was a citizen of a third country and only had visitor status in Brazil) this could cause requests for further information and an explanation of her status.

As well she doesn’t have to list previous countries she’s lived in which simplifies filling out the form.

IMM 0008 General Application Form for Canada for a Sponsored Spouse Page 1 bottom: Personal Details (of the sponsored spouse) part 2

As you can see, because she is married and has not had a previous relationship, she does not have to fill out question 14.

IMM 0008 General Application Form for Canada for a Sponsored Spouse Page 2 top: Personal Details (of the sponsored spouse) part 3

 

Completing Contact Information in the IMM 0008 for a Sponsored Spouse

We now have to fill in her contact information:

IMM 0008 General Application Form for Canada for a Sponsored Spouse Page 2 middle: Contact Details (of the sponsored spouse)

 

Completing additional information in the IMM 0008 for a Sponsored Spouse

Remember to include your National Identity Document (if your country issues one) as well as your passport when filling in the form.

IMM 0008 General Application Form for Canada for a Sponsored Spouse Page 3: Education, Occupation, Language and Dependants

As neither Carmen nor Horatio have any dependents, the next section does not have to be filled out. Just click on the blue Remove Dependent button and proceed to date and sign the form.

You can also consent to have your information on your province of destination (Ontario in this case) released, or not, as you wish.

IMM 0008 General Application Form for Canada for a Sponsored Spouse Page 5: Consent and Declaration

Chapter 6: IMM 5669 Schedule A Background Declaration

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