Sponsorship of Adopted Children and Other Relatives
Sponsorship of Adopted Children and other relatives is a program that allows family members living in different countries to reunite and live together in Canada. The program allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to bring their children from abroad to Canada and make them permanent residents. Adopted children, whether natural or adopted, can become permanent residents of Canada and live with their parents.
Requirements for Sponsors
- be 18 years of age or older;
- be a Canadian citizen, Registered Indian or permanent resident;
- be sponsoring a member of the family Class;
- live in Canada;
- sign an undertaking promising to provide for the basic requirements of the person being sponsored;
- sign an agreement with the person you are sponsoring that confirms that each of you understands your mutual obligations and responsibilities;
- personal requirements
- household supplies
- The undertaking is a promise to provide financial support and basic requirements for the family members you are sponsoring
- This also includes other health care not provided by public health, such as eye and dental care.
The term of undertaking for children under the age of 22 is 10 years or until they reach the age of 25, whichever comes first. For dependent children over the age of 22, the undertaking period is 3 years.
Requirements for Adopted Children
In order to be eligible for sponsorship, a child must meet the definition of dependency：
- a natural or adopted child of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Unmarried or in a cohabiting relationship
- Under 22 years of age.
Children over the age of 22 may also qualify as dependents if they meet the following two requirements.：
- They have physical or mental conditions that prevent them from being self-sufficient.
- From before the age of 22, they have relied on their parents for financial support.
Low Income Cut-Offs
If the sponsor lives outside of Quebec, he or she must have earned 1.3 times the Low income cut-offs (LICO) for each of the three years prior to the application, including the immigration process. 30% increase is not required in 2020 due to the epidemic.
Specific requirements through 2018-2021 are：
2 人 persons
3 人 persons
4 人 persons
5 人 persons
6 人 persons
7 人 persons
If more than 7 persons, for each additional person, add
When applying to sponsor a child, the guarantor will need to complete four steps：
Step 1, the application form found on the government website.
Step 2, pay the online application fee.
Step 3, submit the application according to the submission instructions provided in the downloadable guide.
Step 4, submit the required supporting documents at the request of Immigration Canada.
Part 1, Application Forms
- IMM0008 DEP (if applicable)
- Schedule A-IMM5669
- Application Fees
- IMM5409 （if applicable）
- IMM0133 (Medical Condition Statement)
Part 2：Documents from Sponsors
- Proof of the sponsor’s identity in Canada
- Certificate of marriage of the sponsor (if the spouse is a co-signer)
- Proof of Canadian status of the sponsor’s spouse (if the spouse is a co-signer)
- Proof of the sponsor’s marital history (if applicable)
- Birth certificate of the sponsor (if applying for parents)
- Proof of adoption (if applying for an adopted child)
- Proof of the sponsor’s income for the most recent year
- Proof of the sponsor’s employment or self-employment
- Proof of other income (if applicable)
A: The amount of LICO each year depends on the number of family members. For example:
Family member of sponsors: sponsor + spouse = 2 persons
Adopted Child：1 person (If only 1 person is adopted）
Family size = 2 + 1 = 3 persons
- The service fee does not include government fees, translation fees, notary fees, courier fees and other third party fees.