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Client Success Story: Spousal Sponsorship Despite Covid and Travel Restrictions

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Client Success Story: Spousal Sponsorship Despite Covid and Travel Restrictions

What's at risk if you DON'T hire an immigration lawyer? Are you a Canadian citizen who wants to sponsor your foreign spouse or partner to move to Canada and become a permanent resident? Canada places a high priority on family reunification, and in September 2021, IRCC committed to faster processing of Spousal Sponsorship applications that were backlogged due to the pandemic. We're proud to share another Ackah Law Client Success Story!

Client Success Story: Spousal Sponsorship, Covid and Travel Restrictions

Ackah Business Immigration Law applied for Spousal Sponsorship and Permanent Residence on behalf of our Canadian client and his foreign wife and stepdaughter and received approval from IRCC in December 2019. Unfortunately, our client's plan to bring his wife and stepdaughter to Canada in March 2020 was derailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and border closures.

Our client tried twice to join his family in their Eastern European country but was stopped by the Covid lockdowns and closed borders. He continued to try and get his family to Canada and failed, and during the process, they all contracted Covid.

We're delighted to share that finally, just over 2 years since their Spousal Sponsorship application was approved, our client is reunited with his family in Canada.

Our client messaged us:

Thank you so much for all your help Evelyn! I met them in Amsterdam this morning. Everything went like clockwork, which is amazing considering restrictions and the amount of documentation everyone has to make right now. We land around 1:45 today. Just over Hudson Bay at the moment so only customs and the immigration interview left.

We are pleased we were able to help our client navigate the Canada immigration process and get approval for his Spousal Sponsorship application - and we are beyond delighted he and his family are now living together in Canada!


Have an Immigration Lawyer On Your Side

By not using an immigration lawyer you can put your family at risk. Don't attempt to cross the border into Canada without making sure your paperwork is in order, and that you are prepared for your immigration interview. Immigration and travel procedures are becoming more complex and challenging every day. Immigration applications can be refused due to minor oversights and omissions that delay or negatively impact your family reunification plans.


COVID's impact on Canada immigration has affected individuals, families, big corporations and small business owners, and there can be confusion at the border or when trying to board a flight to Canada. An experienced immigration professional can help qualified travelers cross the border into Canada, and help prepare your immigration application.

Call Ackah Law BEFORE you cross the border
(403) 452‑9515 or co[email protected].

Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

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