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I have the intention of returning to Canada after two more

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I have the intention of returning to Canada after two more years working in South Korea. What are the requirements and fees for sponsorship? Do I need to hire a lawyer to do all the paperwork and how much does it cost for the service?Thanks,
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

The way this works is that the sponsorship application and the permanent resident application go in together. Once you are approved as a sponsor your spouse's application will be processed.

She will need to undergo medical, background and criminal checks.

It will take about 17 months for the application to be processed.

Here is the link to the webpage that has all the information and forms:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/sponsor/spouse.asp

The fees are provided there.

It is likely better to retain a lawyer but it is not required.

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