What Are My Obligations As A Sponsor?
Many people are not aware that when they sponsor a family member they are actually responsible for them for a certain amount of years. Financially responsible among other things. This only begins once they have been accepted as a Canadian Permanent Resident.
Beginning the Sponsorship Process
So before you begin the sponsorship process just remember, you are completely responsible for the person for a certain amount of years after they become a Permanent Resident.
What Is A Sponsor?
A sponsor is a: Spouse, Common law partner or Conjugal Spouse.
A Sponsor Must Have
Three years after the person becomes a Permanent Resident.
Your dependent child or a dependent child of your spouse or partner and that child is under twenty-two years old when he or she becomes a permanent resident
Ten years or when the child reaches the age of 25, which ever happens first, and this happens after the individual is a Permanent Resident.
Your dependent child or a dependent child of your spouse or partner and that child is twenty-two years of age or older on the day he/she becomes a permanent resident
Three years after becoming a Permanent Resident.
Your parent, grandparent or dependent child of your parent
Ten years after that person becomes a permanent resident.
If you require any assistance with your sponsorship application do not hesitate to give us a call. One of our Immigration Intake Specialists will be more than happy to assist you with your call.
About Michael Niren
Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association.Read more
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