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Can friends sponsor in Canada?
Currently there is no direct sponsorship program for friend of Canadian citizen or permanent resident. However, friends of permanent residents or Canadian citizens may apply for visitor visa, if they are from non-visa-exempt country. Visa office will ask to submit a letter of invitation from friend living in Canada.
When can you sponsor someone in Canada?
Have at least 18 years of age. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Reside in Canada. Have financial proof to provide the basic needs for the person they are looking to sponsor.
Can I sponsor my friend to live in Canada?
If your relative is of other status than those six mentioned, you are legally not allowed/permitted to sponsor him or her. Although you are not eligible to sponsor your friend to Canada for permanent residency, you can send them a letter of invitation to apply for a Visitor Visa.
Can I sponsor my Brother or sister to Canada?
You can only sponsor relatives like a brother, sister, aunt or uncle in very specific situations. If your family member doesn’t meet the criteria below, you can use our Come to Canada tool to find out which programs they may be eligible to apply for. Depending on your situation, there are 2 options for who you can sponsor.
Can Sam sponsor his cousin to come to Canada?
Sam meets the requirements to sponsor his cousin to come to Canada because he doesn’t have: a close living relative he could sponsor instead (such as a spouse, partner, child, sibling, parent or grandparent) and any other relative who is a citizen, permanent resident or registered Indian of Canada.
Can I sponsor my friend to USA?
Unfortunately, a friend does not fall under the “family class” category. The individuals you are eligible to sponsor are your spouse, common law partner, conjugal partner, grandparents, parents, and dependent children. If your relative is of other status than those six mentioned, you are legally not allowed/permitted to sponsor him or her.