Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents
Parents and Grandparents Program update: We have changed how sponsors can apply for 2017. Find out more about this change.
If you received an email saying you’re invited to apply, you have 90 days from the date the email was sent to you to send your complete application using the application package below. If your application is not received within 90 days, it will not be part of the 2017 intake. You will not be able to apply again this year.
If you received an email saying you’re not invited to apply, you’ll have the opportunity to show your interest to sponsor your parent or grandparent again in 2018.
If you want your parent or grandparent to visit you in Canada for an extended period of time, you also have the option to apply for a super visa.
Use this application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident living in Canada who wants to sponsor the following family members living abroad:
- Parents or
This application package includes:
- Document Checklist — Sponsor [IMM 5771] (PDF, 367.85KB) August 2017
- Application to Sponsor, Sponsorship Agreement and Undertaking [IMM 1344] (PDF, 478.72KB) July 2016
- Financial Evaluation for Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship [IMM 5768] (PDF, 1.54MB) August 2017
- Income Sources for the Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents [IMM 5516] (PDF, 1.17MB) April 2017
- Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669] (PDF, 434.14KB) June 2017
- Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union [IMM 5409] (PDF, 636.51KB) April 2015
- Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008] (PDF, 553.83KB) October 2017
- Additional Dependants/Declaration [IMM 0008DEP] (PDF, 424.19KB) August 2014
- Additional Family Information [IMM 5406] (PDF, 570KB) September 2013
- Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 648.31KB) June 2015
- Instruction Guide [IMM 5772]
How to use this application package
Read the Instruction Guide to fill out your application forms.
- Filling out the forms on a computer is easier than filling them out by hand. It reduces the risk of mistakes that can slow down the application process.
- Trouble downloading? Right-click the link and select “Save Target As…”
Fill out, validate, print, sign and date your application forms.
To make sure you submit all the pages of each form, follow these steps.
IMM 1344 and IMM 0008 forms
- Click the "Validate" button at the top or bottom of the form.
Note: Validating the form before printing makes sure that you have answered all the questions. This will help you to avoid delays in processing your application.
- A last page with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be created.
- Print, sign and date the form.
- For best results:
- print on white, bond-quality, non-glossy paper and
- use a laser printer.
- Place the barcode page on top of your package. If you have more than one package, place a separate barcode page on each one.
Use the Document Checklist to make sure that you include all the other forms and documents you need.
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