Canada Family Visa
Canada Family Visa is granted to relatives of Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Canada. The visa allows the grantee to enter and stay in Canada permanently. The relatives in Canada are termed as sponsors. There are two set of application ithementse commitment of the xert effort to support himself. age and relationship ponsor would shoulder the living exprequirements to be conformed with when sponsoring a family member. The first one is used when the relative to be sponsored is a spouse, partner or child. The second one pertains to other relatives not included in the list. These relatives are enumerated below.
Other relatives refer to:
brother or sisters, nephews or nieces, granddaughters or grandsons (who are orphaned, below 18 years of age, unmarried nor engaged in a common-law relationship), and
Any relative if there is no spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, uncle, aunt, niece or nephew who is a Canadian citizen, registered Indian or permanent resident or whom you may sponsor.
Any other family member if there is no spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, uncle, aunt, niece or nephew who is a Canadian citizen, registered Indian or permanent resident or whom you may sponsor.
A common ground on both applications requires the sponsor and the relative to sign a sponsorship agreement wherein the sponsor undertakes to support the relative financially. The length of time the sponsor is required to support varies, contingent on the relationship and means of the relative. The sponsor must always be over 18 years of old.
If the sponsor lives in Quebec, the sponsor and the relative must also see to it that both the Quebec Immigration and the Citizenship and Immigration Canada sponsorship requirements has been complied with.
Sponsoring a Spouse, Partner or Child
The rules that govern on sponsorship agreements regarding that of a spouse or partner, and that of a child contrasts when it comes to the period required for support. If the relative is the spouse or partner, the sponsorship agreement to be stipulated must provide that: the sponsor is obliged to support the spouse or partner for three years commencing from the relative becomes a permanent resident, and the relative will exert effort to earn a living to support himself. On the other hand, in case of a child the sponsorship agreement should contain a condition that the sponsor will shoulder the living expenses of the child for ten years from the time the child gains the permanent resident status or until the child reaches the age of 25, whichever comes first.
The procedure for both applications is the same. The sponsor will need to fill up the sponsorship form. A checklist ( IMM5491) is available to help the sponsor know the documents to be submitted .
The relative needs to complete an immigration form. Take note, there are specific forms specially designated for every region. The relative should check the guide for their region.
After completing the documents required, the sponsor will need to submit all the above mentioned documents to the Case Processing Centre. Applications without the all documents require will not be processed.