Canadian visa
application services.

Family reunification is a vital component of Canada’s immigration agenda. The spousa visa presents applicants married to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident the unique opportunity to be sponsored along with their dependent children. The applicant and their spouse must be married and show the genuine and continuing nature of the relationship and intend to live together in Canada, upon approval. A Canadian citizen, or a permanent resident who is living in Canada may be eligible to sponsor their spouse (same or opposite sex) and any dependent children for permanent residence in Canada. The sponsorship can be made for a spouse or partner who is living either inside or outside Canada.

39 months

Processing time

Visa requirements.

  • A sponsor must be a Canadian citizen, or a permanent resident living in Canada
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Proof of being able to provide financial support for their Thai spouse for three (3) years and any dependent children for up to ten (10) years
  • Must be legally married to their sponsor, in either a same-sex or opposite-sex marriage
  • Pass the requirement of health and character check clearance
  • Sponsored spouses or partners must now live together in a legitimate relationship with their sponsor for two years from the day they receive permanent residence status in Canada

Visa entitlements.

A spouse, and any dependent children, who is granted permanent residence under the Family Class will have the right to live, work and study in Canada indefinitely. Immigrating residents can easily have access to Canada’s health care, renowned education, training and language programs and employment opportunities.

Visa approval.

  • Pension Plan Benefits, Old Age Security
  • Guaranteed Income Supplement
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP)
  • Ability to apply for Canadian citizenship

Upon approval of this visa, your Thai fiancé(e) must enter Australia on this visa at least once before proceeding with the marriage. The visa validity and entry date will be stated once the visa is issued. Any conditions to the visa approval will be mentioned by the authorities. The marriage with your Thai fiancé must take place before the end of the validity of the visa. The marriage can be registered in or out of Australia.

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