PARENT AND GRANDPARENT SPONSORSHIP
Any person who is over 18 years old and is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Canada, can be a sponsor to a parent or grandparent. The sponsor must also meet the following criteria:
The province of Quebec has their own rules regarding sponsorship requirements. Please contact our immigration lawyers for additional information regarding Canadian and Quebec specific program requirements.
Yes, unfortunately not all Canadian citizens and permanent residents are permitted to sponsor a parent or grandparent. Individuals who may not be a sponsor include:
Please note that the parent or grandparent whom you are sponsoring must also meet certain criteria to be eligible for the program. One such criteria is making sure that he or she does not have a criminal record. If they do, they will be required to first overcome their criminal inadmissibility to Canada before you begin the application process.
The quickest and most efficient way to overcome inadmissibility is to apply for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP). You can learn more about this topic here.
For further information about the parents and grandparents sponsorship requirements, and for a free consultation with an immigration lawyer specializing in sponsorship immigration to Canada, call us today at 1(888) 603-3003. We are here to help you!