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Spousal immigration processing time again on the rising side

Spousal sponsorship processing time that was reduced to 12 months is now again on the rise. Currently, it is unclear what are the reasons of the time increase. However, the number of applications under the inland spousal sponsorship category is also being observed to be on rising. According to the data by IRCC, the number of temporary residents has been increased during the last 6-7 years. They include foreign students, workers, and refugee claimants. When any temporary residents marry in Canada and apply for spousal sponsorship, then the visa officer wants to ensure that it was not a marriage of convenience. They call the sponsor and the applicant for an immigration interview, which adds to the processing time. #Spousalsponsorship, #IRCC

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