12-month process for spousal sponsorship applications in IRCC

After the pandemic slowed IRCC operations, spousal sponsorship is back to service standard, government says.

In january 2023, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser proclaimed that Canada’s spousal sponsorship has came to its 12-month process standard for new candidates.

According to a government media release, efforts to modernize the Canadian immigration system have allowed Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to urge back on course. IRCC additionally launched a portal wherever spousal and kid support applicants can track their immigration applications online.

The service standard of 12 months is that the same whether or not spouses are applying as inland or outland candidates. In each cases, the time interval includes the time needed for applicants to offer biometrics, for IRCC to assess the sponsor and therefore the person being sponsored, in addition because the time required to make sure candidates meet eligibility needs.

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