Ministerial Instructions 29 (MI29): Parents and Grandparents

Effective January 1, 2019, new Ministerial Instructions were issued to amend the Ministerial Instructions published on August 11, 2018 (MI28).

The amendment increases the number of complete parent and grandparent sponsorship applications that will be accepted for processing from 17,000 to 20,000 in 2019.

The amendment also sets out conditions that the interest to sponsor must meet in order to be accepted. These conditions include the requirement that the interest to sponsor be submitted within a maximum number predetermined by the Department. When indicating an interest to sponsor, individuals are also required to upload a copy of one of the acceptable status in Canada documents specified by the Department.

Invitations to submit a sponsorship application will be issued in the order in which the Department receives the interests to sponsor, until the maximum number of sponsorship applications to be accepted for processing is reached.

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