This spousal application package has been updated.
Find out about important changes we're making to process your spousal sponsorship application within 12 months.
Get ready to apply
The Basic Guide (IMM 5525) has important information about your eligibility, fees, how to apply and how to avoid common mistakes.
If you are sponsoring your adopted child or a child you will adopt in Canada, use the application kit to sponsor adopted children and other relatives instead.
Get your checklist, forms and instructions
Pay your fees online
Find out how to pay your fees.
Submit your application
Find out how to:
- Review, put together and mail your completed application;
Get updates about your application online
If you and the person you’re sponsoring meet the eligibility requirements, we’ll mail or email you a request to link your application to an online account.
Having trouble? See the top questions about linking your application in the Help Centre.
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