Faster Procedure for Spousal Reunification


The Canadian government is making it easier and faster for new immigrants as permanent residents to reunify with their spouses.

With the leadership of the minister, IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada commenced rigorous efforts to lessen procedure times. Procedure timings have been reduced by 15 percent for Canadian applicants and 10 percent for application outside Canada from Jan, 2016 to fall. Processing times will be decreased even more for spousal applications being processed in next 12 months. Some complicated cases may need more time.

Government of Canada will continue with the procedure of older applications in the order they were received. Candidates who have applied already will not have to wait for 12 months. Families, waiting on their sponsorship application should have a final decision by the end of December 17.

These amendments are the newest measures to bring families together and expected to benefit over 64,000 applicants by the end of the year 2017.