Canada is very welcoming to other nationalities from other parts of the world. Not only does the Canadian government provide citizenship and permanent residency, but it also allows its citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their members of the family class. That is where the country’s sponsorship programs come into the picture.
Typically, such a sponsorship includes a sponsor’s spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner. However, it further extends to the sponsor’s child and his or her mother or father. It can go as far as an individual that the sponsor intends to adopt and the relatives of the sponsor based on the regulation. As long as the immigrant will receive care and support from the sponsor, then the application will most likely be approved.
In this article, we’ll specifically cover Guide 3998 for the sponsorship of adopted children and other relatives. Keep on reading to find out more.
Who is eligible?
This specific regulation for sponsorship applies to 1) children who have been adopted or will be adopted and 2) individuals who want to reunite with close family members in Canada. For both to be eligible, take note of the following:
- You can sponsor a child you adopted outside Canada or intend to adopt in Canada.
- You can sponsor your sibling, nephew, niece, grandchild, and orphan, who is under the age of 18.
- You can sponsor a relative if you do not have a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, child, parent, sibling, grandparent, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece who is a Canadian resident.
How does it work?
First, enclosed instructions and forms should be sent to your principal applicant. You should have your sponsored applicant fill out the forms and submit the application with all the necessary paperwork. As the sponsor, you must agree to sign the contract, which stipulates that you promise to provide coverage of basic requirements, including the following:
- Household supplies
- Dental care, vision care, and other health care not provided by public health
What requirements to prepare for processing?
For processing, your sponsored applicant should submit some paperwork as part of the requirements. On top of the list is a valid passport and travel documents. Keep in mind that documents that are about to expire should be renewed. Also, diplomatic, official, service, or public affairs passports cannot be used. For this reason, a valid regular or private passport is required.
To expedite the entire processing of the documents, your sponsored applicant should ensure the following:
- They need to send all the documents and information requested for the application.
- They need to pay the required application and biometric fees.
- They need to provide the required biometrics as soon as possible.
- They need to provide updated contact information, such as mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
The Guide 3998 for sponsorship provides immigration opportunities to your adopted or to-be-adopted child as well as a relative. Make sure to take the valuable pieces of advice discussed above for a greater chance of approval. Better yet, you can also seek an immigration expert for proper guidance.