You can sponsor your dependent children outside Canada who meet the the definition of a dependent child. Your child or the child of your spouse or common-law partner can be considered a dependent child if that child meets the requirements below on the day IRCC receives your complete application:
The children who are under 22 years old, and they don’t have a spouse or common-law partner
The children who are 22 years old or older can qualify as dependants if they meet both of these requirements:
- They have depended on their parents for financial support since before the age of 22, and
- They are unable to financially support themselves because of a mental or physical condition
You can sponsor your Dependent Children if:
- You’re at least 18 years old
- You’re a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
- If you’re a Canadian citizen living outside Canada, you must show that you plan to live in Canada when the persons you want to sponsor become permanent residents.
- You can’t sponsor someone if you’re a permanent resident living outside Canada.
- You’re able to prove that you’re not receiving social assistance for reasons other than a disability
- you can provide for the basic needs of any persons you want to sponsor
The Definition of Dependent Children:
- Children qualify as dependants if they are they’re under 22 years old and they don’t have a spouse or common law partner
- Children 22 years old or older qualify as dependants if they are unable to financially support themselves because of a mental or physical condition and they have depended on their parents for financial support since before the age of 22.
- Your dependent child must continue to meet these requirements until we finish processing your application.
Please Contact Us if you want to sponsor your dependent children or spouses/common-law partners.