Marriage visa requirements and opportunities

We share information about marriage visa requirements, processing time, potential problems.

Partner visas to Australia

Available only to applicants with a valid visa: – Class UF; Subclass 309 – partner visa (temporary); or – Class TK; Subclass 445 – dependent child visa Class BC; Subclass 100 – partner (migrant) visa is a permanent visa that entitles the holder – to travel to the Australian national boundaries any number of times […]

Green Card: Benefits and Obligations

The official name of the Green Card is the United States Permanent Resident Card. What exactly is it? It is a form of identification that confirms the residence in the United States of a person who is not a citizen, but has the same rights as he or she does. The only exception is the […]

The Family Sponsorship program for Canadian citizens

The Family Sponsorship Program is for Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have relatives in other countries of the world and want to help them come to Canada permanently. Thus, Family Sponsorship is a family reunion program that is very important to many Canadians. In this case, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident sponsors their […]

The Federal Business Immigration Programs – Canada VISA

Categories: – Investors – Entrepreneurs – Start-UP pilot program – Self-employed persons in the following fields – Culture – Sports – Farm management (with possibility of purchase) Each of the categories has its own characteristics and separate requirements. They are not specific to or applicable to the Province of Quebec – the Province of Quebec […]

Limitations on family sponsorship in Canada

People who are permanent residents of Canada, but not citizens of Canada and currently residing outside of Canada, cannot sponsor their spouses. Therefore, they can only begin processing their spousal sponsorship for immigration through marriage while they are within Canada. Restrictions on who cannot sponsor their foreign partner: – The sponsor’s imprisonment – Declaring bankruptcy […]

Nuances of family sponsorship in Canada

Another significant amendment to the immigration legislation was introduced in October 2012 regarding conditional sponsored spouse permanent residency. It was enacted to both enhance the protections afforded to Canadians whose good feelings are often abused in order to seek permanent residency in Canada, and to prevent the use of marital sponsorship for sham marriages in […]

Migrating to Canada through marriage

An important factor in determining whether a Canadian family sponsorship is likely is not so much the legality of the marriage in the country of origin, but rather the recognition of the union in Canada. For example, arranged marriages or polygamy do not fall under the definition of family sponsorship. A spouse may be sponsored […]

Canada immigration marriage sponsorship

Family sponsorship: immigration to Canada of relatives. Family class of immigrants. Family class (family sponsorship) Under the Canadian law, any Canadian resident, national or permanent resident, who is at least 18 years old, can provide sponsorship for their close relatives to obtain an immigrant visa to Canada. A mandatory requirement is that the sponsor must […]

Australia visa for spouse – requirements

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has fairly lenient requirements for the issuance of the bride and “marriage visa”: no English language requirements, no requirements for a certain education, profession, or income, no age limits. Since these categories of visas are designed to ensure that Australia has as many strong international families […]