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Sponsoring a Dependant Child in Canada

Pursuant to Canadian Public Policy, the intent of the family class immigration program is to reunite Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents with close family members, such as a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, and dependant children. We understand the importance for parents with Permanent Residence in Canada to be able to sponsor our dependant child from another country into Canada and the opportunities it provides them to grow, learn, and build a life of their own.

If you are starting this process and unsure of the steps to take, contact Edmonton Law Office.  Our experienced Canadian Immigration Lawyers can help explain the process, get you started on the right track, and offer support along the way.

There are two parties involved in the process:

  • “Sponsor”: the Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident that wants to bring their dependant child to Canada; and
  • “Applicant”: the Foreign National applying to come to Canada and wishes to live in Canada on a permanent basis.

Legal Assistance to Sponsor Dependant Children

Canadian Immigration Laws do not discriminate between a natural-born child and an adopted child.

Any dependant child (biological or adopted) under 22 years of age, who is not married or does not have a partner, can be sponsored by their parents or grandparents to immigrate to Canada.

Furthermore, a child who exceeds 22 years of age can still qualify as a dependant child if, for financial or health-related reasons, the child was dependent on their parents before and after the child reached 22.

Kindly note that the information provided herein relates only to the immigration of adopted or biological children. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions concerning the adoption of children who remain overseas. As a helpful tool, you can refer to the following Immigration and Citizenship Canada website.

Helping you prepare accurate and complete documentation

Once it is determined that you are eligible to sponsor your Dependant Child, you will need to gather all of the necessary documentation and complete the sponsorship application. This can be an extremely complex process, and it is important to ensure you have provided all the required information and documents.

Here is a list of some of the documents you may require:

  • Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Medical Insurance Coverage
  • Special Needs/Medical Condition Documentation
  • Sponsor Requirements:
    • Financial Status Forms
    • Family Relationship Details
    • Ability To Support Dependant Financially
  • Additional Paperwork Required:
    • Communicable Disease Tests
    • Vaccination Records (Applicants Over 1 Year Old)
    • Possible Interview With Canadian Officials – and/or Supporting Documents to Demonstrate Eligibility.

An immigration lawyer at Edmonton Law Office can help you gather and prepare the necessary documentation and ensure your application is complete and accurate.

Professional assistance every step of the way

Edmonton Law Office and its experienced Canadian Immigration lawyers can provide invaluable assistance to foreign nationals and families seeking to immigrate to Canada through the family class sponsorship program.

We’ll help you determine your eligibility, advise you of what documents should be gathered and prepared, and assist you in navigating the various stages of the process, among several other things. With the help of an experienced Immigration lawyer, you can increase your chances of a successful outcome toward Permanent Residence and reuniting with your loved ones in Canada.

Contact Edmonton Law Office today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss how we can assist you in sponsoring a dependant child.

photo of a dependent child of a Canadian immigrant family, hoping to be sponsored to come to Canada
Do you need help sponsoring a dependant child to Canada? Edmonton Law Office and their experienced Immigration lawyers can help. Contact them today to learn more.

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