New Spousal Sponsorship Application Forms

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) created a backgrounder on changes made to the spousal sponsorship process. The new application kit is due to be released on December 15, 2016. Changes include:

  • One kit for spouses who live in Canada or outside Canada.
  • A “Basic Guide” that summarizes the application process.
  • A “Complete Guide” detailing information for all types of sponsors and applications.
  • A single “Relationship Information and Sponsorship Evaluation” form.

IRCC also created an infographic to demonstrate the new application process with the new application kit. Learn more about the Government of Canada's announced changes in wait times and processing times for spousal sponsorship applications at