Application to Sponsor a Member of the Family Class

 Get help to open an application form or to complete an application form in the Help Centre.

Our goal is to reduce wait times for spouses and partners. To do this, we are working to process the applications in the spousal sponsorship backlog.

Waiting for your application to be processed? Avoid further delays by

  • answering quickly if we ask you to give us more information; and
  • following the instructions in our requests.

If you fail to respond, your application could be refused.

This application package includes:

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]


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]

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]

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

China [IMM 3903]

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

India [IMM 3904]

Includes instructions for:
India, Bhutan and Nepal

Philippines [IMM 3905]

Includes instructions for:

South East Asia and Pacific [IMM 3906]

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

General Asia [IMM 3907]

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

Latin America [IMM 3908]

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]

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]

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

Middle East and Central Asia [IMM 3911]

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]

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]

Includes instructions for:

How to use this application package

Read the Instruction Guide to complete 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, follow these steps.

IMM 1344 and IMM 0008 form

  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

You must include the fee with your application. Find out how to pay your fees.

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

Find out if you are eligible

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