How can I sponsor my spouse or children?
1. Make sure you can be a sponsor
- Find out if you are eligible to sponsor your spouse, partner or children.
- If you live in Quebec, you must also meet Quebec’s conditions to be a sponsor.
2. Send in your application
There are two parts to family sponsorship applications:
- Your application to become a sponsor.
- The permanent residence application of your spouse, partner, or dependent children.
You must send both applications at the same time.
Find out more about how to apply.
3. After you apply
During processing, track your application and make sure it's up to date by
- checking the status of your application;
- updating or making changes to your address or other information;
- adding or changing your representative;
- withdrawing your application.
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