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Immigrating parents and grandparents to Canada is made possible through the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). Approval under the PGP qualifies parents and grandparents to apply for Canadian citizenship. If you have received an invitation to sponsor your parents and grandparents, seek expert consultation from a reputable immigration professional.
The PGP program offers a unique avenue for permanent residents and Canadian citizens to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada. To qualify for the program, the applicant must:
Applicants are required to submit a signed undertaking to IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada), committing to support their parents and grandparents in all aspects. The sponsor should be capable of providing support for parents and grandparents for a period of twenty years from their date of permanent residency. This support includes essential needs such as food, shelter, utilities, and clothing.
Submitting a PGP application to IRCC within 60 days of receiving the invitation letter is mandatory. Potential applicants need to submit an indication of interest to sponsor. IRCC may randomly select the final list through a lottery system before issuing invitation letters.
When submitting the Interest to Sponsor form, no documents need to be attached. However, you’ll need to provide income information for the last three years. The form also requires information about your eligibility to sponsor parents and grandparents. Details about your parents and grandparents are also necessary in the form. You must complete the PGP application within 60 days of receiving the invitation letter.
When completing the PGP application form, you’ll need to provide the confirmation number from the invitation letter. The application must be thorough and accurate, as any errors or omissions could lead to refusal. Seeking assistance from an immigration consultant can ensure the proper preparation and submission of the PGP application. Here is a list of documents to be submitted with your PGP sponsorship application:
Parents or grandparents do not need to demonstrate language proficiency in French or English when entering Canada under the PGP. IRCC does not allow permanent residents or Canadian citizens to sponsor in-laws. However, one can be a co-applicant if the spouse is applying for PGP sponsorship. Parents and grandparents with medical or criminal inadmissibility are not eligible to enter Canada.
Completing the Interest to Sponsor form accurately is essential to increase the likelihood of receiving an invitation to sponsor parents and grandparents. Seeking assistance from an experienced immigration consultant is recommended to ensure the proper submission of all applications. Although the average processing time for a PGP application is around 24 months, hiring a professional immigration consultant can expedite the process.
Vancouver Immigration Services provides expert consultations to facilitate reuniting with your parents and grandparents through options like the PGP and Super Visa program. Contact us today to determine your eligibility and initiate the process promptly.
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