Child Under 18 Sponsorship

Child Under-18 Sponsorship Program

One of the main objectives of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (the Act) since 2015 is to see that Canadian families are united with their loved ones irrespective of their nationality. The Child Under-18 Sponsorship program allows a Canadian citizen or one that has a permanent residence to sponsor the immigration of a dependent under 18-year-old child (whether legitimate or adopted child) to live with them.

The Canadian federal government with the IRCC places so much importance on family reunion as a priority within the immigration system by allowing Canadians bring their young children under the age of 18 to Canada.

It is seen by the Canadian government that the reuniting of the newcomers with their loved ones would enhance their social well-being, performance, and contribution to the Canadian economy.

Who Can Apply For This?

The Child Under-18 Sponsorship program is designated for those that want to live with their child under the age of 18 that is residing in another country. The child must not be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. The sponsor should be a Canadian citizen and show intent that he or she wants to be reunited with the child.

Requirements for the Child Under-18 Sponsorship Program:

  • The sponsor (s) must sign an agreement to fend for the child and attend to his day-to-day needs
  • The child must not have criminal records as these could strip him or her of the legibility of getting nominated for the Canadian permanent residence application
  • The child must have a medical examination by a physician approved by the Canadian government.
  • The child should not have a contagious disease lest he will be denied access into the country.
  • The child must be under the age of 18.
  • Your child is not married and has a family of his own.
  • The sponsor is required not to have a criminal record.
  • You must be a citizen of Canada.
  • You live in Canada and have a permanent residence.
  • You are employed and is financially buoyant to cater for the child.
  • You and your partner are married and the marriage is legally recognized.

Processing Time of the Application

From the time of the submission of the application, it will take eight weeks for the processing of the application for the Child Under-18 Sponsorship program. Sponsors are required to ensure that they submit every needed document as this is a factor that would determine how quick the application processing would be. Once the applicant has been nominated, he can proceed to the application of the Canadian permanent residence.

Contact Us Today!

Do you plan to bring your child over to live with you in Canada? Contact us today at Patel Canada Visa. Let us guide you through the Canada Child Under-18 Sponsorship application process. We are licensed Canada Immigration Consultants you can always count on to make the processing easy and stress-free.