PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS SPONSORSHIP
You can sponsor a parent or grandparent for permanent residency if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is above 18. What you should know about the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship programme is provided below.
You must be able to provide for your parent or grandparent financially in order to be eligible for this programme. From the moment they arrive in Canada, you will be in charge of them. This involves providing for their fundamental need, such as food and lodging. It is crucial for you to make sure that the family member you are sponsoring does not apply for government social assistance. Both the sponsor and the sponsored party must adhere to specific standards. This involves the sponsored person passing their background checks and medical exams.
Conditions for Eligibility
Candidates must meet the following requirements in order to qualify for this sponsorship class: They must be at least 18 years old;
a citizen or long-term inhabitant of Canada
You must meet specific income standards, provide for that individual and their dependents financially, and sponsor your parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents.
comply with the program’s minimal income requirements by providing notices of assessment from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) as proof of their sponsorship;
Also, sponsors must show that they have consistently earned the required minimum income for three years. The income of both parties may be included if they are married or living together as common-law partners; and
A sponsorship agreement that guarantees the sponsor will give the sponsored person financial support for up to 20 years must be signed by both the sponsor and the sponsored relative.
After receiving sponsorship approval from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), prospective sponsors who reside in Quebec must also fulfil the province’s immigration sponsorship requirements.
What Precludes You from Becoming a Sponsor?
- Recieve social assistance, you might not be eligible to sponsor a parent or grandparent under the family sponsorship programmes. The sole exemption is if it’s aid for people with disabilities;
- Have a history of breaking their commitments. If you have previously sponsored a member of your family, your spouse, or a dependent child and you did not fulfil the necessary financial responsibility, you could not be qualified to sponsor again. The same holds true if you haven’t made payments for child or family support;
- Are a bankrupt with no discharge;
- Have received a conviction for a crime involving the exploitation of a family member; and
- Are subject to a removal order.
The IRCC will conduct extensive background checks to make sure you don’t have any of these characteristics that would preclude you from serving as a sponsor. Contact us here for additional details on the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship programme and how to apply
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