I am an Indian citizen with permanent residence from Norway. Having a full time job with sufficient funds. My husband and I are planning to apply for Canadian visa. He has just temporary residence . My husband has a real uncle who gonna sponsor us but my question is during filling of application form should also have to say yes to question ( do you have anyone relative in Canada) it’s not mine uncle who gonna sponsor. So I can’t prove my relationship. What should I do in this situation as a spouse? Please clear my doubts

  • I don't see that question on the visa application? Jul 24, 2019 at 22:48

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Your husband's relative is also your relative. Unless they explicitly ask for proof of the relationship, you don't need to provide it.

Also, a "sponsor" is not mandatory, nor is one even helpful in cases such as yours where you can afford to travel to Canada on your own. Your visa application would be just as strong if you were visiting a friend who was no relation at all, or indeed if you were just traveling to Canada for some sightseeing on your own. In fact, it might even be stronger without a relative in Canada, because the officer would be less likely to suspect that you would want to stay in Canada.

  • Gonna have to agree with this 100%, the application is better and more likely to get accepted if you were just applying for tourism without mentioning any relatives
    – Huangism
    Jul 25, 2019 at 14:00
  • @Huangism but if the application explicitly asks about relatives in Canada, it would be deception not to mention them. This is especially true of any relatives whom the traveler intends to meet during the visit.
    – phoog
    Jul 25, 2019 at 14:15
  • It sure is deception which is why I did not say anyone should do that. It's ultimately up to the person applying. Although any good consultant will probably tell you not to put relatives down even though you are meeting them lol Again I am not suggesting anyone to do that, just stating some facts
    – Huangism
    Jul 25, 2019 at 14:17
  • @Huangism a consultant who advises lying on a visa application is not likely to be a "good" consultant. I recall at least one question posted here by someone who was refused for deception in the UK for failing to mention a relative outside the immediate family, who if I remember correctly was the applicants aunt or uncle.
    – phoog
    Jul 25, 2019 at 14:49
  • Well that depends on how you define good, lots of consultant do it because they know it has a higher success rate. It's hard to say what's good or not, on the one hand you will get in easier to see who you want to see but lie on your application, on the other if you don't lie you might not get in at all and not see who you want to see
    – Huangism
    Jul 25, 2019 at 14:57

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