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Streamlining the Spousal Sponsorship Process: A Look at 30-Day TRV Processing for Spouses

Bringing loved ones together is a cherished aspect of family life. When it comes to spousal sponsorship, the Canadian government recognizes the importance of minimizing the separation period between spouses. In an effort to facilitate the reunification process, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recent introduced a streamlined approach to process Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs) for spouses within a remarkable 30-day timeframe.


Enhancing Family Reunification

Spousal sponsorship is a vital component of Canada's immigration system, allowing Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their spouses or common-law partners for permanent residence. Applicants can sponsor their common-law partner, spouse or conjugal partner.

In the past, the lengthy processing times for TRVs often caused significant emotional strain and prolonged separation between spouses. IRCC acknowledged this and as such has committed to processing applications in 30 days for spouses who have already submitted their spousal sponsorship application.

Improved Efficiency and Timeliness

By implementing streamlined procedures and allocating additional resources, the IRCC aims to reduce the burden on families and minimize the anxieties associated with lengthy separations. This is a welcome change as we previously saw these TRVs refused and families separated, sometimes for years by the requirement to show significant ties to their home country.

Benefits for Families

The expedited processing of TRVs for spouses brings numerous benefits to families. Firstly, it reduces the emotional strain caused by prolonged separation, allowing spouses to be reunited and resume their lives together more rapidly. This is particularly significant for couples with young children, as it ensures that families can remain united during critical developmental stages. Additionally, the 30-day processing timeline allows spouses to promptly access various social benefits and services, such as healthcare, employment opportunities, and educational resources, contributing to their overall well-being and integration into Canadian society. Applicants can now also apply for a work permit from within Canada upon arrival.

Important Considerations

While the 30-day processing timeline for TRVs for spouses represents a significant improvement in family reunification, it is essential to remember that each immigration case is unique and may present different circumstances. Some cases may require additional time for processing due to specific complexities or exceptional circumstances. We will also note that some cases where criminality, health or immigration status will affect how quickly the application will be processed.

Overall, the implementation of a 30-day processing timeline for TRVs for spouses demonstrates the Canadian government's commitment to enhancing family reunification, improving efficiency, and reducing stress for spousal applicants.

At Calver Immigration Consulting Inc. We have decades of experience with spousal sponsorship applications including common-law, conjugal and same-sex sponsorship applications, please book a call with us online here, please get in touch and book an online consultation with us here.


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Calver Immigration Consulting Inc. is rated Canada's number one boutique immigration consultancy. We serve clients across Canada and internationally. Our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant has over 10 years of experience in Canadian Immigration law serving those in Canada and abroad.

We can assist with applications for both temporary and permanent residency in Canada. We handle applications for study permits, permanent residency, family class sponsorship, visitor visas, work permits, and Canadian citizenship. We also handle criminal inadmissibility cases by developing remedies for refusal.

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