Canada - Government Information/Immigration


Dear Sir,

I am married to a Canadian citizen for last 10 years and so far we were residing in India only. We have 2 daughters the older one has recd her Canadian citizenship and have applied for the younger one also. Now we plan to move to Canada permanently and want to apply for my immigration. My husband since he was living in India doesn't have any income in Canada so far but plan to invest in property and business once we move. I have a 5 years tourist visa for Canada and want to move immediately.
So, please kindly guide us what is the best procedure and should we file from India or Canada.

Thank You.

Hello Anushri;

Thank you for your question.

Canada offers both an In-Canada and Outside Canada option for processing spousal sponsorship. As the name suggests, In-Canada option means the Application for permanent residence is processed at a CIC office in Canada, whereas in the other case, the Application would be processed at an overseas visa office (New Delhi, in your case).

Both have different requirements, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both. The one that you select depends upon your personal situation. You may want to research further for details. However, should you wish us to counsel you further, I suggest that you advise us by email on We will provide you an appointment for an online paid consultation.

Hope this is useful.

Thank you and Kind Regards

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I am a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), practicing in Ontario for last 9 years. As a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) since its inception, I am committed to uphold the principles of integrity, knowledge and consumer protection. Our advice is based on sound legal provisions and practices, so that the client receives the best value for money. Our advice and assistance covers issues such as (a) permanent residence in Canada, (b) temporary residence (c) maintaining residency (d) reuniting family (e) Canadian citizenship (f) Immigration appeals, and more. We assist people from across the world in all Canadian Immigration matters (economic programs), including Federal Skilled Worker Program, Business Immigration, Work permits, Study permits, Family Class sponsorships, Appeals to the Immigration Appeals Division of IRB, etc. The intention of participating in this forum is to share my knowledge and views on Canadian immigration matters for general scenarios. The answers however, should not be considered as a legal advice, as that involves detailed information of various aspects of the immigrants' profile. People should contact me directly, should they wish to use to obtain a specific legal advice.


Since 2002, I have been working in the field of Canadian Immigration consulting. Prior to going into own practice in late 2003, I worked for an Immigration Consulting organisation in Toronto. My practice covers various areas of economic and family class immigration into Canada. Like I say to my prospective clients, just as there are thousands of ways to find god, there are a no. (over 50) ways to gain immigration to Canada. The trick is to find out the most suitable one for each client. Nevertheless, there are some programs that are more popular. We advise clients on these as well as find innovative immigration solutions for others. I have been an active volunteer with the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC), since its inception in 2005. After serving the Ontario Chapter for 5 years in Communications Committee, I joined the National Board in 2010. I served as the Director - Membership on the national Board of Directors of CAPIC for a year. I recently retired from the Board of Directors of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), the regulatory body for Canadian Immigration Consultants, after serving for 1 year.

Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC)

Immigration Practitioner Program (with High Honours) - 2003 - Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; MBA - 1992 - M.S.University of Baroda, Baroda (India

Awards and Honors
I have received various awards from the Immigration consultancy professional organizations, during my tenure.

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