Canadian Citizens and permanent residents can sponsor certain family members for Permanent residence of Canada. These include orphaned siblings, niece, nephew or grand children. You may also sponsor one other relative, related by blood or adoption, of any age if you (the person who wants to sponsor your relative) don’t have a living relative you could sponsor instead, such as a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, son or daughter, parent, grandparent, orphaned brother or sister, orphaned nephew or niece or orphaned grandchild, AND you (the potential sponsor) don’t have any relatives (aunt or uncle or any of the relatives listed above), who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, registered Indian under the Indian Act.
If the relative you want to sponsor has a spouse, partner, or dependent children who will come with them to Canada, you must include them on the same sponsorship application.
You can sponsor certain relatives if you’re 18 years of age or older and a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident. You must live in Canada to sponsor eligible relatives unless you are a Canadian citizen who lives abroad and plan to return to Canada when your relatives immigrate.
You must also meet the necessary income required for sponsorship and agree in writing to support financially your relative and any dependents coming with them.
Sponsorship application is a two staged process. In the first stage, sponsor’s eligibility is evaluated. Upon completion of sponsor’s eligibility to sponsor, applicant’s eligibility and admissibility are assessed.
As a first step applicants are assessed for their eligibility in the said class of immigration.
After completion of eligibility review, applicants and any accompanying family members are assessed for Admissibility as per the Canadian Immigration & Refugees Protection Act. The admissibility assessment process can take longer depending upon country of origin of the applicant, country of Application and several other factors. The seven factors that can make an applicant inadmissible from applying for Canadian Permanent Residence are:
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