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Can I sponsor a child who is over the age limit for a dependant?

On October 24, 2017, the age limit for dependants changed from “under 19” to “under 22.” You can sponsor a child who is 22 years of age or older if they meet both of these requirements:

If your child is over the age limit and is not financially dependent on you due to a mental or physical condition, you may be eligible to sponsor your overage child if you meet all these requirements:

Use our online tool to check if your child qualifies as a dependant. If they qualify, you will see specific instructions on how to send us a request to sponsor your child. You have to notify us by January 31, 2018.


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