Immigration process — Intercountry adoption: About the process

There are 2 processes that you must go through when you sponsor your adopted child from another country: the adoption process and the immigration process.

The immigration process has 2 parts:

  1. the application for sponsorship
  2. the application for permanent residence for the child

After your child arrives in Canada as a permanent resident, you can apply for citizenship on the child’s behalf. However, the adoption must be finalized before the child can be granted citizenship.

Learn more about applying for a grant of citizenship for your child.


Sponsor an adopted child: $150

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Varies by country

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