Who should fill out the form?
You, the person who wants to sponsor, must fill out this form. If you need help, someone else can help you fill it out using your information.
Is it paper-based or online?
It is an online form. It’s best to use a computer instead of a mobile device.
Can I submit more than once to increase the chance?
No, it won’t increase your chances of being selected and invited to apply. The IRCC will remove duplicate entries and keep only the last one.
What happened if the information on the application is different than this form?
If you’re invited to apply and the information on your application doesn’t match what you put in this form, IRCC may not accept your application and return it to you.
What if I need to change the information?
The information you enter in the interest to sponsor form should be the same as what you would put on your application. If there are changes, you need to explain why, if you’re invited to apply.
Do I get a confirmation of submission?
Yes, you get a confirmation number. You can’t give this number to a different potential sponsor.
When should I submit the form?
You need to submit this form from 12 p.m. EDT on October 13, 2020, to 12 p.m. EST on November 3, 2020
What information do I need to complete the form?
You (the person who wants to sponsor their parents and grandparents), must enter the:
- your family name(s) and your given name(s) (exactly as it is written on the passport or proof of status in the Canada document you submit).
- your date of birth
- the country or territory where you were born
- your main home address (where you live)
- You must live in Canada to sponsor.
- the email address that you want IRCC to use to contact you
- the number of people in your immediate family (you, your spouse or partner, and dependent children)
- the total number of people you already sponsored and are still financially responsible for
- the total number of people you want to sponsor, including their dependents (spouse or partner, and children)
- names and dates of birth of the parents or grandparents you want to sponsor
- You won’t need to include this information for their dependent children or a spouse/partner that won’t come to Canada with them.
- your passport or proof of status in Canada document number
- You should enter the number of the same document you’ll submit with your application if you’re invited to apply. If the document number doesn’t match, we’ll return your application.
- your electronic signature (you must type in your name)
What document do I need to submit?
Make an electronic copy of your passport or proof of status document as you need to upload an electronic copy of your passport or your status in Canada document.
What documents does IRCC accept?
You can include any of these:
- Canadian permanent resident card (both sides)
- record of landing (IMM 1000) (only if you didn’t get a PR Card)
- Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292 or IMM 5688)
- Canadian citizenship certificate or card (both sides)
- Canadian birth certificate
- If you were born in Quebec, we’ll only accept a birth certificate from the Directeur de l’État civil.
- Passport (pages showing passport number, issue and expiry dates, photo, given name, surname, place, and date of birth)
- Secure certificate of Indian status
Is there a size lime of the documents?
Yes, the maximum file size is 2 MB. If your file is bigger than 2 MB, you need to reduce the size to upload your document and submit the interest to the sponsor form.
You can only upload 1 file with your interest to the sponsor form. If you have to include both sides of your passport or status in the Canada document, save both sides into 1 file.
What happened after I submit my interest to the sponsor form
If your form submits properly, you’ll see a page with a confirmation number. Write down this number. You can use it later to check if you’ve been invited to apply. IRCC also send you an email with the confirmation number to let you know they got your form.
How does IRCC select potential sponsors?
IRCC randomly selects and invites potential sponsors to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents.
How do I get a notification?
IRCC sends invitations by email. If you’re invited to apply, make sure you don’t miss the invitation:
What if I am not invited to apply?
Parents and grandparents can visit for extended periods
If you’d like your parents and grandparents to come to Canada, they may be eligible to apply for a super visa which could let them