Sponsorship in Canada: Family Class Immigration Application
As a citizen or permanent resident of Canada you may sponsor your family members to immigrate to Canada. The government of Canada emphasizes the importance of reuniting many Canadian families with their loved ones. Family members who wish to become permanent residents of Canada are invited and join the resident who is sponsoring them. Applicants in this category are NOT required to meet the points-system selection. All that is necessary is a relative who can provide evidence of being related to the applicant and is willing to sponsor them. Our immigration lawyers in Toronto will be there for every step of the way.
Sponsors accept legal obligation to assist the applicant with the process, and to meet minimum income requirements.
Sponsors are in charge of their applicants, they must support family members and their dependents after their arrival in Canada. Sponsors and co-sponsors must be over the age of 19 and residing in Canada. If Canadian citizens, they must prove they plan on returning with the relative sponsored to Canada. The amount of time during which you must promise to support a relative varies between three to twenty years. Ensure that your family members will not seek the financial support of the government, otherwise authorities may take legal action.
As the sponsor, you must be able to provide family members with all of the basic necessities required to live with you in Canada. This obligation can extend to married and common-law partners, who themselves are permanent residents or Canadian citizens as co-sponsors. Co-sponsors assume the same responsibilities and obligations as the sponsor, and must also sign the application forms for sponsorship.
The laws for adopting a child from abroad require following proper government procedures. Some adoptive parents are permitted to bring their child to Canada using the citizenship process, while others must use the immigration process. It’s needed to note – you MUST complete the adoption process before you may bring your child to live with you in Canada. For further process requirements, please contact our office.
Scheduling an Immigration Medical Examination (IME) is a requirement. The medical examination is for the applicant and their dependents. It must be administered by an accredited physician approved by IRCC to verify these tests.
Authentication of Identity Documents
Personal documentation must be notarized, officers should examine the documents submitted as proof. Where additional clearances are required, applicants may need to consult Consulates, Embassies and High Commissions.