APPLY FOR CANADA VISA SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP; Once you establish that you and your partner are eligible for sponsorship, you can then get IRCC’s application package on the government web page. After that you have to pay the necessary fees on IRCC’s website, which include a processing fee, a right of permanent residence fee, and a biometrics fee. You have to submit two applications together at the same time: a sponsorship application and a permanent residence application.
The processing standard for spousal sponsorship applications is one year. After the pandemic caused delays, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser recently stated that IRCC is once again able to process new spousal applications in 12 months. Canada also launched a tracker for spousal sponsorship applicants to monitor their application’s status.
After IRCC approves the application
Once you get permanent residency, you and your partner still have to uphold some of the conditions of spousal sponsorship. Your Canadian partner is still financially responsible for you for three years. So if you ask the government for financial assistance in that time, your partner may be forced to repay the government.
You as the sponsored person may not sponsor another partner for five years after having been sponsored.