Sponsor Your Common-law Partner

Canada, with its inclusive and welcoming immigration policies, offers numerous avenues for family reunification. One of these pathways is the Common-Law Partner Sponsorship program, designed to bring couples closer, regardless of their marital status. This compassionate initiative recognizes the significance of committed relationships and ensures that partners can continue their lives together in Canada.

Understanding Common-Law Partnership

Let’s clarify what a common-law partnership means in Canada. In the eyes of Canadian immigration authorities, a common-law partnership exists when two individuals have lived together in a conjugal relationship for at least one year, continuously. This means sharing not only a residence but also the responsibilities, financial commitments, and emotional aspects of a committed partnership.

To be eligible as a sponsor for your common-law partner, you must meet certain requirements.

How We Can Help

Navigating the Common-Law Partner Sponsorship process can be complex, and that’s where our immigration firm comes in. We specialize in family reunification and can assist you at every step of the journey.

Our Process

Before diving into the sponsorship process, it's crucial to determine whether you meet the eligibility criteria. During the initial consultation, we assess your eligibility, evaluate your circumstances and advise you on your chances of success.

One of the most daunting aspects of family sponsorship is the extensive documentation required. We can help you gather, organize, and review all necessary documents to ensure that your application is complete and accurate.

We assist you in filling out the sponsorship application and all accompanying forms correctly. Ensuring that your application is error-free can significantly reduce processing times.

Building a strong case often relies on providing compelling evidence of your relationship. We guide you in collecting evidence, such as photos, joint bank statements, and testimonies from friends and family, to demonstrate the genuineness of your relationship.

After your application is ready, we submit it to the appropriate immigration authorities and communicate with them on your behalf. We also keep track of your application's status and ensure that it progresses smoothly through the system.

If requested, we assist you in preparing for interviews or meetings with immigration officials, ensuring that you are well-prepared to answer questions about your relationship.

In the event of any issues or complications during the application process, we work diligently to resolve them and keep your application on track.

We provide you with regular updates on the progress of your application, giving you peace of mind throughout the waiting period.

Application Costs

We believe in transparency and ensuring that our clients fully understand the costs associated with the common-law partner sponsorship application process. Below, we have outlined our application costs and what you can expect when working with us.

We offer multiple payment methods to make the process convenient for you:

  • Credit/Debit Card via Stripe
  • Interac Email Transfer

Description: Our initial consultation fee covers the cost of evaluating your eligibility, discussing your specific circumstances, and providing preliminary guidance on the family sponsorship process.

Cost: USD 200 (credited towards the total fee if you proceed with our family sponsorship services within 30 days of the consultation).

Payment Terms: Payable at the time of booking the consultation.

Description: Our professional fee for family sponsorship services varies based on the complexity and urgency of your case. This fee covers guidance and assistance throughout the process, including document preparation, application submission, and ongoing support.

If you are sponsoring additional dependents, there will be no additional fee to include them in the family sponsorship application.

Cost:Our fees begin at CAD 2,500 and may vary up to CAD 4,000 for intricate or time-sensitive cases.

Payment Terms: An initial payment of CAD 1,000 is due upon signing the service agreement, with the remaining balance to be paid when the application is ready for submission.

Description: These are fees imposed by the Canadian government for processing your family sponsorship application.


Sponsorship fee CAD 75
Principal applicant processing fee CAD 490
Right of permanent residence fee CAD 515
Dependent child processing fee CAD 155 (per child)
Biometrics fee, if applicable CAD 85 (up to CAD 170)

Payment Terms: Payable directly to the government when submitting your application.

Please note that the government processing fees may change over time. We will keep you informed of any updates to ensure that you have the most accurate information.

Description: The total estimated cost includes all the fees and services mentioned above, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the financial commitment required for your family sponsorship application.

Estimated Total Cost: Typically range from CAD 3,665 to CAD 5,165 for more complex or time-sensitive cases. There is also an additional CAD 155 government processing fee for each eligible dependent accompanying the principal applicant.

Description: If there are any inadmissibility issues, such as medical inadmissibility, criminality, or misrepresentation, the cost of addressing these challenges will be determined based on the complexity of the issues. The final cost will be agreed upon by both parties before proceeding.

Cost: To be determined based on case complexity.

Payment Terms: To be determined and agreed upon by both parties.

If you have any questions or require clarification on our application costs, please feel free to reach out to our team. We are here to simplify the process, assist you with your common-law partner sponsorship application, and help you reunite with your loved one in Canada.


“We are authorized by Canada immigration law to provide immigration advice and represent immigration clients at the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).”

Disclosure: The information provided on this website is intended strictly for general informational purposes and should not be interpreted as legal counsel. It is important to understand that utilizing this website does not create an attorney-client relationship. We strongly urge users to seek individualized legal guidance that suits their particular situation. Should you wish to delve into your case in greater detail, we invite you to schedule a consultation with a licensed immigration consultant in Canada. You can initiate this process by clicking here.

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