Ministerial Instructions 21 (MI21): Parents and Grandparents

Effective January 1, 2017, Ministerial Instructions require that applications for a permanent resident visa of sponsors’ parents or grandparents made under the Family Class, as well as sponsorship applications made in relation to those applications, meet certain conditions in order to be processed. These conditions include the requirement that the sponsorship application be made by a person who, having indicated their interest in making a sponsorship application, has been invited to do so after being randomly selected by the Department, as well as the requirement that the sponsorship application indicates the same information as that of the person who has been invited to make such an application. These Ministerial Instructions maintain the annual cap of 10,000 complete applications and repeal previous Ministerial Instructions relating to the parent and grandparent program.

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