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Sponsoring your family Eligible relatives?

Old Nov 16th 2007, 9:50 am
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Default Sponsoring your family Eligible relatives?

Hi all,

Quick question I’m hoping some kind person could help me with?

Does anyone know if it’s possible for a retired relative (Canadian Citizen) to sponcer his nice to get a family class visia?

CIC website states :
Who can be sponsored
You can sponsor:
· parents
· grandparents
· brothers or sisters, nephews or nieces, granddaughters or grandsons who are orphaned, under 18 years of age and not married or in a common-law relationship

I have losts of cousins (Canadian Citizens) in who live and work in Ontario, but I don’t think they would be able to sponcer us as cousins, However my Auntie and Uncle are now in their 70’s and have retired.
Any advice greatfuly received?
Thanks again.
Jilly

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Old Nov 16th 2007, 10:12 am
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Default Re: Sponsoring your family Eligible relatives?

Are you:

Originally Posted by Jilly345
orphaned, under 18 years of age and not married or in a common-law relationship?
If not then it is not possible. You cannot just take a "nephews or nieces" phrase out of the entire context.

Also don't always believe in everything what you read on CIC site, at least don't take it literally nor try to interpret it the way you would want it to be. Always read the relevant law. For legal answer to your question read here:

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

and pay attention to the entire R117(1)(f) which states:

a person whose parents are deceased, who is under 18 years of age, who is not a spouse or common-law partner and who is

(i) a child of the sponsor's mother or father,

(ii) a child of a child of the sponsor's mother or father, or

(iii) a child of the sponsor's child;


Sounds differently now, eh?

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Old Nov 16th 2007, 10:26 am
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Oh yes!

Thanks Andrew, CIC can be quite confusing for all us new comers!

I was unsure if it meant all the relatives quoted on that line or just the last granddaughters or grandsons who are orphaned, that's why we have wonderful people like you on here to put us straigh eh! So helpful thank you.

Back to the 3-5 year wait I guess!

Cheers

Jilly

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