Overview of Canadian Grandparents Sponsorship Immigration Program
At Titan Law, we understand the deep bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. We recognize the importance of family unity and strive to help you bring your grandparents to Canada through the Grandparents Sponsorship program. Our experienced immigration lawyers in British Columbia (BC), serving the Vancouver area, are here to guide you through the sponsorship process, ensuring a smooth and successful reunion with your loved ones.
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Eligibility Criteria for Sponsors and Sponsored Grandparents
To sponsor your grandparents for immigration to Canada, both sponsors and sponsored grandparents must meet specific eligibility criteria. At Titan Law, our immigration lawyers will guide you through the requirements to ensure a successful sponsorship process. Here are the key eligibility criteria:
- You must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident residing in Canada.
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- If you are a Canadian citizen living outside of Canada, you must demonstrate your intent to return to Canada once your grandparents become permanent residents.
- You must prove your ability to financially support your grandparents and meet the minimum necessary income requirement. This requirement ensures that your grandparents won’t rely on social assistance from the government.
- You must sign an agreement called the Sponsorship Undertaking, committing to providing financial support for your grandparents for a specific period. This undertaking ensures that your grandparents won’t need to rely on government assistance during their initial years in Canada.
- The sponsored grandparents must be your biological or adoptive grandparents.
- They must provide supporting documentation to prove their relationship with you, such as birth certificates or adoption papers.
- The grandparents must undergo medical examinations to ensure they meet health requirements and do not pose a risk to public health and safety.
- They must undergo criminal record checks to ensure they are not inadmissible to Canada based on criminal grounds.
How Titan Law Can Help
Reuniting with your grandparents in Canada is a heartfelt endeavor that requires careful navigation of the immigration process. At Titan Law, our team of dedicated lawyers understands the importance of family ties and is here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today to book a free consultation with our experienced lawyers serving British Columbia (BC), including the Vancouver area. Let us help you bring your grandparents closer to home.
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Please note that immigration policies and processing times can change over time, so it’s important to consult with our immigration lawyers for the most accurate and up-to-date information based on your specific circumstances.
No, under the current regulations, grandparents cannot directly sponsor their grandchildren for immigration to Canada. However, there are other family sponsorship programs available, such as parents and grandparents sponsorship, where a Canadian citizen or permanent resident can sponsor their parents (grandchild’s grandparents) for immigration to Canada.
Yes, a 70-year-old individual can immigrate to Canada, provided they meet the eligibility requirements for a specific immigration program. Age itself is not a barrier to immigration to Canada. However, it’s essential to consider the specific criteria of the program, such as the points system, health requirements, and financial capability, which may vary depending on the immigration stream or category chosen.
Once sponsored and granted permanent residence, grandparents can stay in Canada indefinitely. Permanent residents have the right to live, work, and study in Canada, as well as access healthcare and social benefits. However, it’s important to maintain permanent resident status by meeting residency obligations, which include physical presence requirements.
Having a grandmother born in Canada does not automatically grant you the right to move to Canada. However, if you have a Canadian citizen parent or meet other eligibility criteria, you may be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship or immigration through various programs available, such as family sponsorship or skilled worker programs. Each case is assessed individually based on specific requirements.
As of our knowledge cutoff in September 2021, the processing times for grandparent sponsorship applications were approximately 20 to 24 months. However, processing times can vary depending on factors such as the volume of applications, the complexity of the case, and the efficiency of the immigration authorities. It’s advisable to consult with our immigration lawyers for the most up-to-date information on current processing times.