Who can be my co-signer on my application to sponsor my parents and grandparents?
To help you meet the income requirement to sponsor your parents and grandparents, your co-signer can be your:
- spouse or
- common-law partner
- If your common-law partner is your co-signer, you’ll have to submit a form to confirm your common-law status (PDF, 637 KB) with your application.
Regardless of how long you’ve been married or in a common-law relationship:
- your spouse or common-law partner can be your co-signer
- your co-signer must provide proof of income for the last 3 taxation years before the date of your application
As your co-signer, your spouse or common-law partner must:
- meet the same eligibility requirements as you, the sponsor
- agree to, for a period of time, financially take care of and provide for the basic needs of the persons you’re sponsoring
You and your co-signer are equally liable if these obligations aren’t performed.
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