Spousal And Family Sponsorship Visa Canada
In order to be eligible under Family Class Sponsorship, the individual being sponsored for a permanent resident visa must be a member of the family class as defined by the Canadian government.
In order to be eligible, a sponsor must be a Canadian Citizen or Canadian Permanent Resident and over the age of 18. In addition, a sponsor cannot be subject to a removal order, detained in prison, or in default of any previous sponsorship undertaking or payment obligation ordered by the court. Finally, a sponsor cannot have declared bankruptcy or be in receipt of social assistance, other than for reason of disability. In regards to criminal convictions, a sponsor will not be eligible if they have been convicted of any offense of a sexual nature or of an offense resulting in the bodily harm of a family member.
An eligible sponsor can sponsor the following individuals:
- Sponsor’s spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner
- A dependent child of the sponsor
- Sponsor’s mother or father
- Sponsor’s grandmother or grandfather
- Sponsor’s brother, sister, nephew, niece, or grandchild whose parents are deceased, under 18 years of age, and not married or in a common-law relationship