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Spouse Sponsor: Primary Income Earner Question 

Helliquin
Helliquin
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Posted On: 2/19/2019
Helliquin
Helliquin
Posts: 1
Hi All

Australian looking at being sponsored by wife who is Canadian.

The financial evaluation form seems not to cover situations where the principal applicant is the primary income earner for the family.

What do you do in these situations?

Must the sponsor still have the financial capacity to support the applicant? Can the principal applicant co-sign for themselves? Otherwise how do the forms accurately represent the situation?

thanks in advance

Andrew
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Lahbib70
Lahbib70
Posts: 18


Posted On: 2/19/2019
Lahbib70
Lahbib70
Posts: 18
Hello,


The application to sponsor a spouse does not look basically at the principal applicant's income but rather at the sponsor's ability to provide for basic needs of any person he/she is sponsoring (according to the Guide.)
However, the sponsor can always attach as many extra documents and proofs that support the idea that the principal applicant is the family's primary income earner and eventually will keep/and be able doing the same role once in Canada.
The immigration officer who would process the application will probably consider all options and start corresponding with the sponsor to clarify any situation.
Immigration officers are probably considering many factors when processing spousal sponsorship, such as age difference, education level, employability once in Canada and other factors..
The sponsor's income is a not a cause for rejection neither of approval of the application.
The principal applicant cannot co-sign!
Good luck.
Lahbib
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