Do you have an immediate family member in Canada, such as a parent or grandparent, spouse or common law spouse (same sex couples can be included), conjugal partner, or child or grandchild? You may be eligible to immigrate under the Family Class. Alternatively, are you living in Canada and you wish to sponsor a family member overseas?
You can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada if you’re at least 18 years old and a Canadian citizen or person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or permanent resident of Canada
One of the advantages of this application is that you will receive a permanent resident status for Canada immediately.
If your child or is under the age of 22, you can sponsor him/her as a parent, provided you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Other elements for eligibility concern the marital status. When your child is 22 years or older, sponsorship is only possible for a limited number of cases.
In addition to the basic requirements, financial requirements are applicable to the Canadian sponsor in most situations. Most importantly, the sponsor must provide the immigrant with basic necessities.
Your children or grandchildren can also serve as a sponsor to receive a visa in the family class of Canada. Once again in this category, Canadian citizenship or permanent residence of the sponsor is mandatory. The sponsor must be able to meet the minimum income requirements over a certain period. For parents and grandparents, there is an option for a permanent visa in the family class of Canada. Another possibility is a temporary visa in the Super Visa category. If you and your sponsor meet the criteria for a Super Visa, you can receive a tourist visa for the duration of 10 years.
These applications can seem simple at first glance but can become complicated and delayed if they are not handled correctly. We are well equipped to ensure that your application is prepared the right way and jump start your journey to reuniting with your family!