Application to Sponsor a Member of the Family Class

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New: Starting August 1st, 2014, the age at which a child is considered a dependant will be reduced from under 22 years of age to less than 19 years of age. Read about the changes.

This application package includes:

Part 1: Sponsorship forms

Guide to Sponsorship [IMM 3900]

Part 2: Immigration forms

Sponsorship of a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner or dependent child living outside Canada [IMM 3999]

Forms

Part 3: Information guides

Sponsored relatives must follow specific instructions depending on where they live. To find their region, use the list below.


Western Europe [IMM 3901] (PDF, 468 KB)

Includes instructions:
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Vatican City


Eastern Europe [IMM 3902] (PDF, 486 KB)

Includes instructions for:
Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine


China [IMM 3903] (PDF, 423 KB)

Includes instructions for:
People’s Republic of China, Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong and Special Administrative Region of Macau


India [IMM 3904] (PDF, 380 KB)

Includes instructions for:
India, Bhutan and Nepal


Philippines [IMM 3905] (PDF, 412 KB)

Includes instructions for:
Philippines


South East Asia and Pacific [IMM 3906] (PDF, 343 KB)

Includes instructions for:
Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua-New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam


General Asia [IMM 3907] (PDF, 801 KB)

Includes instructions for:
Bangladesh, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Maldives, Mongolia, Pakistan, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Taiwan


Latin America [IMM 3908] (PDF, 432 KB)

Includes instructions for:
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela


Caribbean [IMM 3909] (PDF, 388 KB)

Includes instructions for:
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago


United States [IMM 3910] (PDF, 349 KB)

Includes instructions for:
United States of America, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon


Middle East and Central Asia [IMM 3911] (PDF, 2 MB)

Includes instructions for:
Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Yemen


Africa [IMM 3912] (PDF, 472 KB)

Includes instructions for:
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Central African Republic, Union of the Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome é and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe


Japan [IMM 3913] (PDF, 376 KB)

Includes instructions for:
Japan

How to use this application package

Read the Instruction Guide to fill out your application forms.

  • Use the Application to Sponsor, Sponsorship Agreement and Undertaking (IMM 1344) form and the Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008). You can fill them out and save them using a computer. You will need Adobe Reader 10 or higher. You must also turn JavaScript on.
  • Filling out the forms on a computer is easier than filling them out by hand. It reduces the risk of mistakes that can slow down the application process.
  • Trouble downloading? Right-click the link and select "Save Target As..."

Fill out, validate, print, sign and date your application forms.

To make sure you submit all the pages of each form:

IMM 1344 and IMM 0008 forms

  1. Click the "Validate" button at the top or bottom of the form.

    Note: Validating the form before printing makes sure that you have answered all the questions. This will help you to avoid delays in processing your application.

  2. A last page with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be created.
  3. Print, sign and date the form.
  4. For best results:
    • print on white, bond-quality, non-glossy paper and
    • use a laser printer.
  5. Place the barcode page on top of your package. If you have more than one package, place a separate barcode page on each one.

Other forms

Use the Document Checklist to make sure that you include all the other forms and documents you need.

Pay the fees

There are two ways you can pay:

  1. online (preferred option) or
  2. at a financial institution in Canada.

For option 2:

  • We will need to mail you an original receipt. It may take two to three weeks to arrive.
  • Bring this receipt to pay your fees at the bank or wire service. They will keep one section and give the rest back to you.
  • Send one section with your application and keep the other for your records.

Mail your completed application to the Case Processing Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

Find out if you are eligible

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