DEPENDENT CHILDREN SPONSORSHIP

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO SPONSOR YOUR DEPENDENT CHILD?

Mustakas & Associates has the Canadian Immigration system experience to help individual and families sponsor their dependent children.

Our team of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) understands the necessary requirements and employ industry leading due diligence services for successful sponsorship.

DID YOU KNOW

An individual may sponsor a dependent child/children if they are under the age of 19 and are their biological child, stepchild, foster child, sibling, step-sibling, or a descendant of any of these individuals. A child who depends on their parent (i.e. the principal applicant and/or the sponsor) for financial or other support is considered a dependent child.

A child is a dependent of their parent when the child is:

  • under 19 years old and does not have a spouse or partner or

  • 19 years old and over and has depended substantially on the parent’s financial support since before the age of 19 because of a physical or mental condition.

An individual may be able to sponsor a dependent child if they are:

  • at least 18 years old

  • a Canadian citizen, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act, or a permanent resident of Canada.

The sponsor must:

  • support the child/children financially when they arrive.

  • be able to meet basic needs for themselves and the dependent child/children, such as:

    • food

    • shelter

    • clothing

  • ensure the child does not require social assistance.

When sponsoring more than one child as a principal applicant, each child must have its own application form.