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On my sponsorship application, what does current or previous undertaking mean?

Current undertaking: Refers to the sponsorship application you are currently preparing.

Previous undertakings: Refers to sponsorship applications you are or were involved with, either as a sponsor or co-signer, where the applicants were granted permanent residence as a result of the application.

Applications that were returned, rejected or never submitted are not considered as “previous undertakings”.

Undertaking still in effect:

  • The sponsorship application was approved,
  • the persons you sponsored or co-signed for became permanent residents as a result of the sponsorship application, and
  • The undertaking has not yet expired.

Undertaking not yet in effect:

  • You are in the process of submitting another sponsorship application or a sponsorship application you submitted is being processed,
  • The persons you are sponsoring are not yet permanent residents,
  • Depending on the decision on your application, you might become financially responsible for the persons included in the sponsorship.

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