These days, moving to Canada has become very common due to its welcoming society with a world-class education system and substantial employment opportunities. With a strong economy and lower crime rates, Canada is the best destination to migrate. Moreover, to facilitate family reunification, the Canadian government allows eligible PR residents, citizens, and work permit holders (above 18 years of age) to bring their dependents (spouses, children, parents, or grandparents). Western Overseas is the leading immigration consultant, with branches in India, Canada, and Australia, to assist you in all immigration services. Continue reading to learn more about the Canada-dependent visa process, eligibility requirements, etc.
To Apply as a dependent, you must be:
Spouse of sponsor, common-law partner, or conjugal partner
A sponsor has dependent children should be below 22 years of age and not be married
A parents or grandparents of a sponsor (related by blood or adopted)
Adopted child (outside Canada) while you have citizenship or PR
Other family members like brother, sister, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, etc.
Minimum eligibility requirements to become a sponsor:
You must have a minimum of 18 years of age
A Canadian citizen, PR resident, or other registered person (under the Canadian Indian Act).
Proof of not receiving any kind of social assistance other than a disability.
Prove that you are eligible to fulfill the basic needs of dependents.
In some cases, you need income requirement proof to apply for dependents.
In which cases you are not eligible to sponsor:
If you are less than 18 years of age
You are a temporary resident in Canada, i.e., visiting, studying, or working.
If a sponsor PR application is in process
If you live outside Canada and are on PR status, then you are not eligible to apply for a dependent visa.
You will need to complete the appropriate application forms
Schedule A – Background/Declaration (IMM 5669)
Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008)
Additional Family Information (IMM 5406)
Supplementary Information - Your travels (IMM 5562)
Provide evidence of your relationship with the sponsor, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, adoption documents, or other relevant legal documents.
A valid passport is essential for all visa applicants.
Passport-sized photographs that meet the specifications
Medical Exam and Biometrics
Enough financial resources to support yourself
A letter of invitation explaining the purpose of your visit from your sponsor
Ensure that you pay the required visa processing fees.
In some cases, you may be required to provide a criminal background check or police clearance certificate.
From 23rd September 2022, you can apply online for a dependent visa in Canada. Also, you can visit Western Overseas to help you throughout the process. Western Overseas have 20+ years of experience to deal in all types of visa services such as study visa, visitor visa, dependent visa, spouse visa, PR, etc. here we have mentioned some steps to apply for dependent visa Canada.
Gather all the documents for sponsor and dependent.
Create or Sign in a PR online application portal account.
Fill out all the necessary forms for sponsor and dependent as mentioned above. (you can use instruction guide for this)
Book your biometrics appointment (for this you must pay a fingerprints and photo fee)
Pay your processing fees for you and the persons you’re sponsoring
During processing, you may ask to submit your medical exams and police certificates
Submit your online application and Get updates about it.
If you think you are eligible to sponsor your family now, feel free to contact Western Overseas. We are one of the best and leading consultants to help you throughout the complete process without any hassle.