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My sponsor asked me to pay money toward the processing of my refugee application. Should I pay?

No one should ask you for any money to cover the cost of your sponsorship. You do not have to pay anyone to process your application.

Note: Quebec has its own process to sponsor refugees. This means that the rules private sponsors in Quebec must follow are different from the rest of Canada. If your sponsor is from Quebec and you have questions, contact Immigration, Diversité et Inclusion. This is the part of the Quebec provincial government that deals with immigration.


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