Can cousins sponsor you?

Old Apr 21st 2008, 2:04 am
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My Fiancee has cousins that live in Canada. He is 28. His cousin has offered to sponsor him but we are not sure if this is possible?

If it is what are the requirements?

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Default Re: Can cousins sponsor you?

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My Fiancee has cousins that live in Canada. He is 28. His cousin has offered to sponsor him but we are not sure if this is possible?

If it is what are the requirements?

Thanks!!
Cousin can only sponsor if they have no other relatives in Canada and is a Canadian citizen.
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Old Apr 21st 2008, 3:34 am
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Default Re: Can cousins sponsor you?

Not exactly. Cousins cannot be sponsored.

But there is an exception to the rule allowing to sponsor one blood relative, but only if the sponsor does not have a spouse, a common-law partner, a conjugal partner, a child, a mother or father, a relative who is a child of that mother or father, a relative who is a child of a child of that mother or father, a mother or father of that mother or father or a relative who is a child of the mother or father of that mother or father

(i) who is a Canadian citizen, Indian or permanent resident, or

(ii) whose application to enter and remain in Canada as a permanent resident the sponsor may otherwise sponsor.


It is clearly stated in R117(1)(h) here:

http://www.canlii.org/ca/regu/sor2002-227/sec117.html

So, it is not only that sponsor must be alone in Canada but also cannot have any relative abroad who may be sponsored as family class member, regardless if sponsor and such eligible relative want to go through the process or not. Mere existence of eligible family class member makes it impossible to use the above rule.

And it is irrelevant if sponsor is a CC or just a PR.

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