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As a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident that is at least 18 years old, you can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada. If approved, they can live, study and work once they become permanent residents.
A parental sponsor has many responsibilities that you should be concerned about. You must make sure that when sponsoring a parent or grandparent, you can support them financially so they do not seek social assistance from the government.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada only accept 5,000 applications for sponsorship a year. Sometimes a quick and easy way to reunite families is through the Super Visa.
There is a major financial requirement of those who are to sponsor a person to come into Canada. The income of the sponsor for the 12 months prior to the time of application must meet the low income cut off amount (LICO) used by Canada Immigration. These numbers are used to determine whether someone is eligible to sponsor a person and take care of them financially. The LICO amount is revised annually.
You are ineligible to sponsor if you:
The Super Visa will keep a parent or grandparent in Canada for up to two years. It is quick and easy to get and is an alternative to parental sponsorship in Canada. To get a Super Visa, the parent or grandparent needs to meet the basic requirements to be allowed to enter Canada, must be a parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and they must meet other conditions required by immigration Canada.
Parental Sponsorship is a big topic in Immigration and this is just scratching the surface. If you have any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact any of our legal professionals for assistance.
We have dealt with hundreds of Parental Sponsorship application cases. We have helped our clients in their difficult situations and have guided them to draft a more effective application. We can help you draft your application and arrange the required documents. A well-planned and complete application will increase your likelihood of acceptance and will save your from hassle.
If you are worried about the legal fees – Don't be! Our goal is to help everyone that is interested in immigrating to Canada. Contact us and we can provide numerous options for you. You can also purchase our very affordable Do it Yourself Immigration Kit which details everything for you. If you are still not sure, feel free to get back to us. We will review your case before you submit it to give you the best possible outcome.