This scheme allows for the right of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor a relative, conjugal, or common-law partner and dependent children. It is one of the accommodating family reunification schemes that brings loved ones together and do not use the point system or discretionary criteria to determine eligibility. Eligible sponsors are entitled to sponsor only members of their family as defined by the Canadian Government.
· a dependent child of the sponsor
· the sponsor’s parents
· the sponsor’s grandparents
· the sponsor’s spouse, common -law partner, or conjugal partner
· the sponsor’s siblings, nephew, niece, or grandchild whose parents are deceased, under 18 years of age, and not married or in a common-law relationship.
Sponsored relatives can live, study and work in Canada once they become permanent resident. A commitment of financial support for sponsored relatives who are unable to provide for themselves is a prerequisite for sponsors. Whilst this scheme does not constitute reviewing of educational qualification or skilled ability of the sponsored, the process entails rigorous scrutiny to determine if the relationship is genuine or not.
Parents and Grandparents Super Visa-
This is a unique type of visiting visa or temporary resident permit specifically for parents and grandparents which allows them to visit their children and grandchildren and stay up to 2 years in Canada at a time. Super Visa provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years.
Eligibility to this visa includes but not only limited to being a parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada but include a letter of financial support from their child or grandchild in Canada, who meets the minimum required income and proof of Canadian medical insurance that meets the minimum requirements and covers them for at least 1 year. Where a parent or grandparent is from a country with visitor visa is a requirement the process of Super Visa application is differs.
Other Relative Sponsorship
Canadian citizens and permanent residents may be able to sponsor relatives and adopted children once they are member of the family class. Certain legal obligations are expected from the sponsor for successful outcome of the application. As a sponsor you are obliged to sign an undertaking pledging to take responsibility of the basic requirement of the person being sponsored.
A declaration of income equals to the minimum necessary income as determined by the Canadian government yearly known as ‘Low Income Cut-Off’. This income is based on the sponsors Gross Annual Income. Also, a co-signed agreement to confirm that each of you (sponsor and sponsored) understands individual obligations and responsibilities.
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