You might be wondering if you can sponsor a sibling to get into Canada. Yes, you can, but there are some things you should know before you do so. Sponsoring a sibling for Canadian immigration is quite a complicated process, and even though family reunification is an option given by the government, not everyone is eligible. Therefore, before you submit your sponsorship application, here are some answers to commonly asked questions about sibling sponsorship to Canada:
Can I sponsor my brother or sister?
If you’re a Canadian citizen and over 18 years old, you can sponsor a sibling and help them enter Canada. If you’re not a citizen yet, but you’re registered under the Canadian Indian Act or a permanent resident, you are also eligible to sponsor your sibling.
If you’re not currently living in Canada, you can still be eligible to submit a sponsorship application as long as you are a citizen and have plans to return as soon as your sibling gets to the country.
For individuals who live in Quebec, you need to meet Quebec’s conditions to be a sponsor, including signing an undertaking with your province. In short, you will have to undergo two sponsorship approval processes if you live in Quebec.
On the other hand, you may not be able to sponsor a sibling if you:
- Are in prison
- Have not paid child support payments
- Have declared bankruptcy
- Have social assistance for other reasons other than a disability
- Have not paid back your immigration loan or have missed or late payments
- Have sponsored another relative in the past, but you didn’t meet the terms of the sponsorship agreement
- Are convicted of a violent crime
What should I know about sibling sponsorship?
Sponsoring a sibling to immigrate into Canada is a big responsibility, and the government must be confident in your abilities to be a sponsor. Therefore, you need to meet specific income guidelines. Furthermore, you will also be asked to agree, in writing, to provide financial support to your sibling and other eligible relatives coming with them.
Your sibling will also be asked to sign an agreement that states they will make an effort to support themselves.
Can I sponsor an orphaned sibling?
You can sponsor an orphaned sibling only if they are related to you by blood or adoption, are under 18 years old, and are single. Another requirement is that both of their parents have passed away,
On the other hand, if nobody knows where their parents are, or the parents have abandoned your sibling, you can’t sponsor them to the country. Another thing is, if someone else aside from their parents is taking care of them while at least one parent is still alive, you can’t sponsor them as well. The same applies to individuals whose parents are in jail or detained.
Get Your Sibling to Canada Today
Sponsoring a sibling to enter Canada is not easy, but it’s definitely possible. Knowing the specific requirements and having all the documents ready are both crucial. However, not everyone can navigate their way through the immigration process. That means it might be better to hire an immigration consultant to help you with the process.
An immigration consultant can guide you through the entire process, which will help increase your chances of getting your sponsorship approved. With any luck, you will be reunited with your sibling in no time! Find a reputable immigration consultant today.
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