What you need to know about Outland and Inland SponsorshipCouples applying for sponsorship applications for their partners will be affected differently depending on the nature of sponsorship applications, whether they are Inland or Outland sponsorship. Also Read: You Can Still Apply For Spousal Immigration Applications
Outland sponsorshipAn Outland spousal sponsorship application is processed through the visa office situated in the foreign national’s country of origin. This program is specially designed for sponsored partners living abroad. However, applicants living in Canada can also apply for Outland sponsorship. This will allow them to enter and exit Canada amid the processing of their application.
Inland sponsorshipApplicants can make their way through an Inland Sponsorship when both the partners are residing in Canada. This program gives an applicant the ability to continue staying in Canada during the processing of their application.
Stay in Canada while waiting for the application processThere is an Open Work Permit Pilot Program for spouses as well as common-law partners to work anywhere in Canada while their Permanent Residence applications are under processing. This pilot program is open till July 31, 2020.
Eligibility criteria for this pilot
- The application for spousal or common-law partner sponsorship should be in processing;
- Both partners must be living at the same address;
- The applicant must have a temporary resident card.