Canadian citizens and persons with permanent residency currently living in Canada, are eligible to sponsor close relatives or family members who wish to also wish to become permanent residents of Canada.
Relatives and family members are eligible for sponsorship if they are:
- A spouse or common-law / conjugal partner, sixteen years of age or older
- Parents and/or grandparents
- Dependants (including adopted children) who are under 18 years of age
- Dependants less than eighteen years of age whom you intend to adopt
- Last living relative abroad
Although the law on sponsorships appears simple, the legal issues are in fact complex and involve a careful reading of the immigration manuals that immigration and CBSA officers use. Issues, such as whether the marriage is genuine in spousal sponsorships, the calculation of the LICO threshold in other kinds of sponsorships beset us, but at NLC we resolve the difficulties.
If you wish to sponsor family members for immigration to Canada, Raj Napal and NLC Lawyers can provide excellent legal counsel and advice on how to best navigate the immigration process for you and your family.