Prepare for arrival

When your sponsored family members arrive at the port of entry to Canada, they must show the border services officer their:

If your family members are already in Canada

They’ll have to meet an immigration officer to receive their permanent residence. We call this a landing interview. We’ll send them instructions about what documents to bring with them, and the time and place of their interview.

What happens at the border

The border officer will:

Your sponsored family members must tell the officer of any funds they’re bringing into Canada, including:

Get more information on the documents your parents and grandparents need and the interview process when crossing the Canadian border.

If satisfied that they meet the requirements to enter Canada, the officer will:

Video: Before You Arrive in Canada

This video will help you get ready for your new life in Canada. It will explain some of the things you should do before you leave your country of origin to make sure you are prepared when you arrive in Canada.

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