Steps in the application of visa sponsorship to Canada for Filipinos enumerated and simplified.
It has been a long-term trend that Filipinos endure being away from their families to work abroad and provide a more decent life for them. It has started since the Philippine economy landed and the jobs available in the country do not match the skills of the manpower. Aside from that, workers overseas who have been there for years aspire to petition their family, thinking that they can also have brighter future and enjoy a greener pasture in more developed country. In spite of having a far different climate, Canada maintains its spot in the list of most preferred countries that Filipinos choose to work or migrate. Maybe because for workers, their one Canadian dollar would mean 37.19 Philippine pesos, as of writing, or for those who want to live there, they find it more peaceful and more prosperous. If you are one of those who long to petition their families, you may check these simplified steps in the application for sponsorship of visa to Canada.
As per policies, you may apply for spouse, conjugal partner, common-law partner, or dependent children visa sponsorship. You just need to meet these requirements, as per canadavisa.com:
- The sponsor must be financially stable and can give the immigrant/s and dependents enough support in their essential needs like food, shelter, clothing and basic daily commodities. Furthermore, they must be to support them proper health care, medical, dental, vision or others which are not covered by public health services provided to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
- These arrangements must be agreed upon with the government of Canada or Quebec:
- The petitioner must provide the immigrant with his essential needs in a certain period of time.
- If the immigrant is over 19 years old and not an elderly, he must commit to create an effort to become self-supporting after the prescribed period.
- The petitioner must have physical residency in Canada or an immigrant who demonstrate an intention to live in Canada.
- The petitioner must be at least 18 years of age with no records of criminal acts, has sufficient monetary value, not under a removal order and is not currently facing any serious offense.
Here are the requirements you need to file for a petition:
|Immigration Forms||1. Generic Application Form (IMM 0008)
2. Additional Dependants/Declaration (IMM0008DEP)
3. Schedule A – Background/Declaration (IMM 5669)
4. Additional Family Information (IMM 5406)
5. Spouse/Partner Questionnaire (IMM 5490)
6. Use of a Representative (IMM 5476)
7. Declaration from Non-Accompanying Parent/Guardian for Minors Immigrating to Canada (IMM 5604)
For references, visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/fc.asp
|Identity and Civil Status Documents||1. Birth Certificate
2. Marriage Certificate
3. Death Certificate
|Travel Documents and Passports||Photocopy of passports of the person sponsoring the family members and members being sponsored.|
|Proof of Relationship to Sponsor||For Spouse Immigration in Canada. If sponsored by spouse or common-law partner;
If under conjugal relationship;
|Police Certificates and Clearances||It must state that you and every one in your family aged 18 years or older have resided six months or more since reaching 18 years of age in other country.|
|Proof of Medical Examination||Including yourself and your sponsored family members, you must submit an upfront medical examination.|
|Photos||Two (2) recent photos for you and each member of the family with label at the back which includes; name, date of birth and signature.|
|A Copy of this document checklist||http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/guides/3905e.pdf|
These requirements must be processed by the petitioner along with this sponsorship application in the Case Processing Center in Mississauga (CPC-M). Once your application is approved, your papers will be forwarded to Manila Visa Office for further processing. The CPC-M processing might take 40 days to notify while in the immigration, it might take 17 months. The average wait time of the whole process is four to eight months. The cost is $490 and must be settled online. If you are considered as dependent child/children of the person you are sponsoring, a dependent child of a permanent resident or Canadian citizen and a protected person and their family member, you do not have to pay for the fee.