- According to the new rule sponsored spouse will have to wait for five years to sponsor a new spouse
- Indo-Canadian community welcomes new step, feels it will bring the much abused family system back on track
- Another proposed change will require sponsored spouse remain in with their sponsor for two years or more after receiving PR status
By Surbhi Bhatia
The Indo-Canadian community has welcomed new changes introduced by Canada, on Friday, to crack down on fraud marriages.
According to the new rule sponsored spouses or partners will have to wait for five year from the day they are granted permanent residence status in Canada to sponsor a new spouse or partner. Until now, a sponsored spouse or partner arriving in Canada as a permanent resident could leave their sponsor and sponsor another spouse or partner themselves, while their original sponsor was still financially responsible for them for up to three years.
The rule comes in the wake of increasing marriage frauds in Canada where people from other countries marry a Canadian just to get permanent residency status.