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Sponsoring Extended Family or Relatives to Canada

The Canadian Government has designed the family-class immigration program to reunite Canadian citizens and permanent residents with their close family members. For assistance with the sponsorship process, call one of our knowledgeable immigration lawyers in our law office.

There are two parties involved in the process:

  • “Sponsor”:  the Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident that wants to bring their other close relatives and family members to Canada; and
  • “Applicant”: the party applying to come to Canada and wishes to live in Canada on a permanent basis.

Sponsoring Other Close Relatives or Extended Family

A permanent resident or Canadian Citizen can sponsor their orphaned brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, and grandchildren provided they are less than 18 years of age, are single and are related to the sponsor by blood or adoption.

The sponsor must submit a sponsorship application to be approved. The application will include proof of the relationship between the sponsor and the extended family member, such as a birth certificate or other official documents. The sponsor must also prove their ability to financially support their family member. The sponsor must prove that they have enough money to provide food, clothing, and shelter for the sponsored family member. In addition, the sponsor must prove that the close relative has no access to financial resources in their home country. After the application is approved, the sponsored family member can apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Helping you prepare accurate and complete documentation

Once it is determined that you are eligible to sponsor a member of your extended family or relatives, you will need to gather all necessary documentation and complete the sponsorship application. This is where one of our experienced Immigration Lawyers can help. This can be an extremely complex process, and ensuring that you have provided all the required information and documentation is important.

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

Professional legal assistance every step of the way

Edmonton Law Office and its experienced 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 in Edmonton, you can increase your chances of a successful outcome toward Permanent residence and reuniting with your loved ones in Canada.

Contact us today to set up a free initial consultation online or by phone at (780) 784-6666.

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Canada's family class immigration program is designed to bring families together and reunite loved ones. This program allows Canadians and permanent residents to sponsor their relatives for permanent residency in Canada.

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