Parents and Grandparents Sponsorships - What you should know

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

The online form to point out your interest to sponsor is now opened from noon EDT on October 13, 2020 to noon EST on November 3, 2020. Using this form, the IRCC would randomly select and invite potential sponsors who would like to sponsor their parents and grandparents.

Before you submit your interest to sponsor form:

1. Make sure you understand the eligibility requirements including income requirements as well as an electronic copy of your proof of status in Canada.

Arrangement has also been made for people with disabilities who might be unable to use the web form.

Filling out the forms

You must fill out the interest to sponsor form very carefully. It is preferable to use a computer rather than a mobile device.

If you make a mistake on your interest to sponsor form, don’t submit another form if you are invited to apply, you can then update it on the application form but you will have to write a letter explaining any proof of the changes.

Only one submission is required, as duplicate entries will not increase your chances of being selected and invited to apply and will be removed.

After you submit your interest to the sponsor form, you will get a confirmation number that can't be transferred to another potential sponsor.

Your confirmation number is what you would later require to check if you’ve been invited to apply.

Information you would be needing as you fill the form

Make an electronic copy of your passport or proof of status in Canada

You (the one that wants to sponsor their parents and grandparents), must enter:

  • your family name(s) (also referred to as surname) and your given name(s) (also referred to as given name and middle name)

Write your name exactly as it is written on your passport or proof of status in Canada document you submit:

  • your date of birth

  • the country or territory where you were born

  • your main home address (where you live)

  • you must reside in Canada to sponsor.

  • make sure you fill out all the fields including your complete address.(street, province, P.O box, road number etc.)

  • your email address that you simply want us to use to contact you

  • names and dates of birth for the parents or grandparents you would like to sponsor

  • your passport or proof of status in Canada document number

All information use for the interest form should be the same used if you are invited to apply

You would also be need to upload an electronic copy of your passport or proof of status document, and you don't need to renew your document if expired, as it would be accepted. Along with your passport you can also include any of this documents of available (should not be more than 2MB and can be in PDF,JPG, TIFF, PNG or DOC or DOCX )

Canadian permanent resident card (both sides)

record of landing (IMM 1000) (only if you didn’t get a PR Card)

Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292 or IMM 5688)

Canadian citizenship certificate or card (both sides)

Canadian birth certificate

If you were born in Quebec, a birth certificate from the Directeur de l’etat civil will be accepted

  • Passport (pages showing passport number, issue and expiry dates, photo, given name, surname, place and date of birth)

  • Secure certificate of Indian status

After November 3rd, the IRCC would randomly select and invite potential sponsors to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents and if you aren’t invited to apply there is another option where your parents and grandparents can visit for extended periods.

By applying for a super visa, they get to stay in Canada for up to 2 years at a time and can apply to extend their stay by up to 1 year at a time.

Click here to fill out the interest form,

We wish you the best and we hope you get selected! If you need help with your applications, contact us at

We will be more than happy to help you!

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