Under the current immigration regulation, dependent children refer to the children of the applicant and those of the spouse or common-law partner.
The dependent children must be:
- under the age of 19 and not have a spouse or common-law partner, or
- 19 years of age or older and unable to be financially self-sufficient since before the age of 19 due to a physical or mental condition
Furthermore, all individuals being sponsored must be able to meet the eligibility requirements.
Your family member must have medical, criminal and background checks. If they have a criminal record or are found to be a risk to Canada’s security, they will be refused to enter Canada.
They may also have to get a police certificate in their home country for their criminal and background checks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Gathering Necessary Documentation
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