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need help to sponsor wife and dependent child

torontostar76

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Oct 22, 2014
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i m a canadian citizen
in 2016 i came back to home country to get married..got married and just after 2 days i had severe heart attack.got hospitalised.had angioplasty here in pakistan
since then till yet i m living in pakistan with my wife and our son(age 13 from my wife's previous marriage).he was 7 when we got married
now i am filling forms to sponsor my wife and dependent child from pakistan
do i need to show income to sponsor wife and dependent child?if yes how much should i show?..what is low income cut off?does it apply on me?
i hv joint bank account with my wife..isnt it enough to show tht account ?
i hv been told tht if i go back to canada n file my case frm there with canadian job letter..tht ll b better ..which is not easy for me.
i intend to go back canada as soon as my family will get immigration approval..
one more thing i havent file my tax returns since last 5 years as i am in pakistan
hope i ll find someone at this forum who can help me with details
 

steaky

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Nov 11, 2008
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i m a canadian citizen
in 2016 i came back to home country to get married..got married and just after 2 days i had severe heart attack.got hospitalised.had angioplasty here in pakistan
since then till yet i m living in pakistan with my wife and our son(age 13 from my wife's previous marriage).he was 7 when we got married
now i am filling forms to sponsor my wife and dependent child from pakistan
do i need to show income to sponsor wife and dependent child?if yes how much should i show?..what is low income cut off?does it apply on me?
i hv joint bank account with my wife..isnt it enough to show tht account ?
i hv been told tht if i go back to canada n file my case frm there with canadian job letter..tht ll b better ..which is not easy for me.
i intend to go back canada as soon as my family will get immigration approval..
one more thing i havent file my tax returns since last 5 years as i am in pakistan
hope i ll find someone at this forum who can help me with details
There is no income cut off for sponsoring your wife and dependent son. An explanation letter about how you going support them financially or if you have a job offer, the better.
 

torontostar76

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Oct 22, 2014
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thanx steaky for ur reply..is it the final word or some one else can give some more details or suggestions...coz the lawyer i spoke to is still saying tht without showing a proper source of income application cant get approved..
my opinion is that once my family ll get visa then surely me and wife will go there and ll find any job
isnt it enough for immigration services?
hope i ll have some more replies from u guyz
 

scylla

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Jun 8, 2010
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Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
thanx steaky for ur reply..is it the final word or some one else can give some more details or suggestions...coz the lawyer i spoke to is still saying tht without showing a proper source of income application cant get approved..
my opinion is that once my family ll get visa then surely me and wife will go there and ll find any job
isnt it enough for immigration services?
hope i ll have some more replies from u guyz
If you are not working, then show your savings account and include a letter of explanation of how you will support yourselves once you are in Canada.

If you submit the application from outside of Canada, you will need to provide evidence as part of the application that you plan to move to Canada with your family as soon as the PR visa is approved. Do you own any property in Canada that you can show as evidence? Do you have any savings in Canada? Have you started looking for a job yet in Canada and contacting potential employers? Will you stay with family when you first arrive and is that family ready to provide a signed letter saying they will give you housing and support you when you first arrive?

You've been a non-resident so there was no need to file taxes in Canada.
 

torontostar76

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Oct 22, 2014
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i have already started to contact some employers and they are ready to give me job offer letter..
i can also show my pakistani joint saving account with my wife..which shows my savings around 40 thousand dollars.
if i am not wrong above mentioned bank account should b enough to satisfy immigration services that i am able to support my family at initial stages,,once we will reach canada.
 

canuck78

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Jun 18, 2017
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i have already started to contact some employers and they are ready to give me job offer letter..
i can also show my pakistani joint saving account with my wife..which shows my savings around 40 thousand dollars.
if i am not wrong above mentioned bank account should b enough to satisfy immigration services that i am able to support my family at initial stages,,once we will reach canada.
You’ll need to show that you have access to more funds than just your initial arrival in case the job falls through, you get sick again, etc. The cost of reestablishing yourself in Canada is quite high. Things like renting a home requires at a minimum first and last mont’s rent, you’ll need furnishings, travel to Canada from Pakistan for a family of 4 is somewhere between 5-10k. Things add up quickly. Sounds like you may not have planned to remain in Pakistan when you left Canada. Have you been in contact with CRA to tell them you are out of the country and to determine whether you are a resident or non resident for tax purposes? Just being outside Canada doesn’t guarantee that you are a non resident for tax purposes. Depends on your ties to Canada. Things like property, financial accounts, family members (do you have other children?), etc. If you haven’t contacted them I suggest doing so soon.
 

torontostar76

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Oct 22, 2014
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thanx canuck78 tht u spared some time to help out me
u r right i didnt plan to stay in pak ..i just came to get married..but got seriously ill..
but i am in contact with CRA..through my online account i informed thm tht i m married now..and i also updated my account with details of my wife and dependent son..
as far as things like property.or any other family member is concerned..i dnt have any.no children
i also spoke to my accountant ..and according to CRA i am a non resident..
surly expenses like first n last rent..furnishing and to support the family n its all expenses for more then a year even if i wont get any job or will be unable to start any other source of income etc ..i am in position to manage all this.
we r family of 3 persons(me ,wife n son) and traveling only needs just 3 k .
this is my plan,,thts how i see my case :)
i again appreciate every word of urs..n ll sure consider all tips getting frm u guyz
plz all of u..keep posting some more words for me..so tht i can better understand