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Canada Dependent Visa

Canada Dependent visa or Spouse Visa is mainly for Spouse/Partner and Children of main applicant having temporary residence status in Canada either on Study permit, Post study work permit or Work permit.

Your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children can come to Canada. This is possible through several means but importantly the criteria will depend on the current status of the main applicant in Canada, whether the person holds student visa, work visa or is Permanent Resident. In this section we have covered Canada dependent visa for all categories except for Permanent Resident holders. Spouse/children of Permanent Resident holders can apply directly for Family sponsorship visa.

Canada Dependent Visa general criteria

  • Meet all the requirements for temporary resident to Canada.
  • Satisfy Immigration officer that you will stay in Canada Temporarily only.
  • Proof that you have no criminal record, if required.
  • Meet all the other conditions for getting temporary resident visa.

Canada Dependent visa/ Spouse visa under Temporary visa category is one of the fast moving category .There are huge number of students, post study work permit holders, work permit holders who would want their spouse or partner to accompany them .This visa gives excellent opportunity to all such spouses/partners to gain experience in Canada and additionally enjoy their time in Canada. Family members are great support after all.

1. Spouse/Partner Of Study Permit Holder

You must prove that you can support yourself and the family members who accompany you while you are in Canada.

Main applicant (Canada) should be full time student at a recognized public institute. Acceptance letter and study permit are the required documents, medical is required for the applicant (dependent outside Canada). Visa is issued till the study permit is valid. Open work permit/restricted work permit is issued, job offer or arranged employment is not mandatory.

2. Spouse/Partner Of Post Study Work Permit Holder

Spouse of post study work permit holder, can apply for “open work permit” wherein job offer or arranged employment is not mandatory. You need to show enough funds and your spouse (Main applicant in Canada) must hold post study work permit with job in one of the occupation in NOC 0, A or B.

Criteria for occupations

  • A letter confirming employment or copy of your employment offer/contract is mandatory.
  • Copy of pay slips is mandatory.
  • Copy of post study work permit is mandatory.
  • Sufficient funds and income for the stay in Canada.

3. Spouse/Partner Of Work Permit Holder

For spouse of work permit holder, similar rules as for spouse of post study work permit holder apply. You can apply for “open work permit” if your spouse (Main applicant in Canada) is:

  • Approved to Work in Canada for more than 6 months. (Mandatory).
  • Doing Job in one of the Occupation in NOC 0, A or B. (Mandatory).
  • Sufficient funds income proof for the stay in Canada.

The average processing time for Canada Dependent Visa is 6 to 8 weeks.

Canada Dependent Visa Fees

Details Fees

Visa Application Fees: $ 255 CAD

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