Family Class Sponsorship Co-Signing a Sponsorshipadmin2023-06-27T10:52:42-04:00
Family Class Sponsorship Co-Signing a Sponsorship
Co-signers Co-Signing a Sponsorship
The spouse or common-law partner of the sponsor may co-sign an undertaking to help meet income requirements by pooling resources; however, common-law relationships must have met common-law requirements prior to co-signing.
Other family members may not co-sign. Co-signers should not co-sign when financial requirements are not applicable or if the sponsor meets the income test. For further details, see Consequences of co-signing, section 5.26.
must sign the undertaking and the Sponsorship Agreement to have their income considered;
must meet the same requirements and are subject to the same bars as the sponsor
assume the same obligations as the sponsor and become jointly and severally or solidarily liable if there is default;
cannot co-sign when sponsorship involves a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner;
should not co-sign for a child;
are not permitted for sponsorship in the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class.
Consequences of co-signing
equirement to support the sponsored members of the family class if the sponsor defaults.
repayment of social assistance given to the sponsored person and/or family members.
bar on future sponsorship or support for another undertaking unless the sponsor or co-signer repays the social assistance paid to the sponsored persons and/or family members.
Co-signers are not sponsors
Co-signersmay not continue with asponsorshipafter the sponsor has withdrawn. If co-signers wish to continue the application in their own right, they must reapply and be assessed individually.
Co-signers do not have a right of appeal against arefused permanent resident visa.
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