Spousal sponsorship refusal rate has increased to 26-28%

Processing time for spousal sponsorship has gone down to 12 months for all candidates. But the refusal rate has increased to 26-28%. It doesn’t matter whether it is a first marriage or second marriage, the applicant needs to submit all the documents and provide correct information, even with additional information depending on the individual’s circumstances. The visa officer assesses the genuineness of the marriage to ensure that the marriage was not entered into for the purpose of immigration. In case of refusal, an applicant can go to the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD). There was a long wait time at IAD. But, recently, the division has been processing spousal sponsorship appeals within 12 months.

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