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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:

  • they have depended on their parents for financial support since before the age of 22, and
  • they are unable to financially support themselves because of a mental or physical condition

Use our online tool to check if your child qualifies as a dependant.


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