Sponsor your loved ones to join you in Canada through the Canadian Family Sponsorship Program
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If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to sponsor your spouse, your dependent children, your parents or grandparents if both you and the persons you are sponsoring meet the eligibility requirements.
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to sponsor your spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, or dependent child to come to Canada. Sponsorship allows your loved ones to live, work, and study in Canada permanently.
As a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may also be able to sponsor your parents or grandparents to come to Canada permanently. Sponsoring your family members allows you to reunite with your loved ones and share your life in Canada with them.
The Super Visa is a type of visa that allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to stay in Canada for up to 5 years at a time without the need to renew their status.
Inland Application: If you and your spouse or common-law partner is living inside Canada, you may apply from within Canada and obtain an Open Work Permit for your spouse.
Outland Application: If your spouse or common-law partner living outside Canada, you may also apply to be processed by a Visa Application Center in your country.
To qualify for sponsoring a spouse, partner or child, sponsors and persons being sponsored need to meet the minimum requirements:
As of September 23, 2022, you must submit your application to sponsor a spouse, partner or child online. You will need to complete an application package along with the persons you are sponsoring and then submit the application to become a sponsor.
Your sponsored family members will need to create an account with the Permanent Residence Portal to complete all application forms, upload supporting documents and submit the application.
To sponsor parents or grandparents, you must first submit the Interest to Sponsor Form, then wait to be invited to apply by the IRCC. The policy and the process regarding parents’ or grandparents’ sponsorship changes every year.
If you are invited to apply, you will have to submit two applications together.
The processing time and fees to sponsor a spouse, partner, or child depend on the country you are applying from.
The IRCC government processing fees to sponsor a spouse or partner start from $1,080, and the processing fees to sponsor a dependent child starts from $150.
The processing time to sponsor parents or grandparents is currently approx. 38 months per the IRCC, including the time your beneficiaries need to provide biometrics.
The IRCC processing fee to sponsor parents or grandparents is $1,080 for the principal applicant and $1,085 for the principal applicant’s spouse.
For up-to-date fees, please visit the Government of Canada’s Fee List.
If you have questions about sponsoring your family to Canada or are ready to start your application, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can provide you with the guidance and support you need to complete the process successfully.
Yes, you may be able to sponsor more than one family member at a time, depending on your circumstances and the specific family members you are sponsoring.
Sponsors must meet certain financial requirements in order to be eligible to sponsor a family member. This includes being able to provide for the basic needs of the sponsored family member(s), such as food, clothing, and shelter.
Yes, the Canadian Family Sponsorship program allows for the sponsorship of same-sex partners.
Yes, you may be able to sponsor a family member who is living outside of Canada. However, the sponsorship process may be different depending on the country in which the family member resides.
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