Last Updated on March 22, 2017
This letter refers to the application to sponsor a member of the family class you submitted on behalf of the child / children you intend to adopt (or you have adopted. . . indicate type of case).
Details of your application have been forwarded to the following Visa Office:
In order to satisfy the Immigration and Refugees Protection Regulations, we have requested a ‘‘no- objection/no-involvement’’ letter (non-Hague adoption case), or a Notification of Agreement to the adoption proposal (Hague adoption case) from the child welfare authority of your province. The responsible Ministry will issue the appropriate document only after provincial requirements have been met. You will be contacted directly by the provincial authorities should they require additional information.
The approval of your application to sponsor a member of the family class establishes that you are qualified to submit an Application to Sponsor a Member of the Family Class. However, it has no validity under the law until an application is submitted abroad, at which time the sponsorship eligibility can be established. The acceptance of your Application to sponsor a member of the family class is not an indication or guarantee that the child / children will be issued a Permanent Resident Visa(s).
Our office distributes the overseas application forms for all visa offices. In the next two weeks, you will be receiving an application kit for your child / children. The application will contain all necessary instructions to apply for permanent residence to Canada. When you receive the kit, you must complete it on the child / children’s behalf and send it to the above visa office. For unnamed adoptions, do not submit the application to the visa office until the child is identified. If you do not receive an application for permanent residence within 4 weeks you should contact the Citizenship and Immigration Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100.
The completed application must be submitted to the above visa office within one year from the date on this letter or the sponsorship will be closed. You cannot appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division once the sponsorship is closed.
Please note that you should not go to the country where the child / children reside / resides for the purpose of bringing the child / children back to Canada until a permanent resident visa has been issued. For your information, a permanent resident visa can only be issued once the medical and adoption requirements have been met. You or the child / children’s guardian will be notified by the visa office once the processing is complete and the child / children is / are ready to leave for Canada.
As a sponsor, you have signed a promise to provide for the lodging, care and support of your relatives in the event that they are unable or unwilling to support themselves.
As indicated on the application to sponsor a member of the family class, the period of responsibility will be for 10 years from the date the child / children becomes a permanent resident in Canada, or to age 25, whichever is earlier. For a child who becomes a permanent resident after the age of 22, the period of responsibility lasts until the child is 25 years of age. Your obligations for the child / children during this entire length of time are as follows:
- provide the child / children with an adequate place to live
- provide the child / children with adequate food, clothing and other living expenses; and
- provide the child / children with financial assistance to ensure that they do not require financial support from any federal or provincial assistance program. This includes welfare or social assistance from any Municipal program.
If payments are made to your relative(s) from any federal, provincial or municipal assistance program:
- you have not honoured your obligation as a sponsor. You may have to repay to the government any benefits received by the relative(s) you have sponsored and you will not be allowed to sponsor any other relative(s) to Canada until you have paid your debt.
Normally, this office is not made aware of the progress of applications overseas. Therefore, we will not be in a position to provide you with an update. All future inquiries should be directed to the above visa office.
Please notify this office in writing of any change to your address. Include your client number (indicated at the top right of this letter) with all correspondence. The client number is your personal identification number and provides access to information on your file. For your own protection, you should not allow any other person to use this number.
Please retain this letter for your personal records. THIS IS THE ONLY COPY THAT WILL BE ISSUED TO YOU.
If you require further assistance, please contact the IRCC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100 and be prepared to quote your client number (indicated at the top right of this letter) and your date of birth. The telephone number can be found in the blue pages of the telephone directory.
Case Processing Centre
- What This Chapter is About
- The Program Objectives
- The Instruments and Delegations
- The Departmental Policy
- The Definitions
- The Roles and Responsibilities
- The Overview of the Case Processing Centre (CPC) Activities Pertaining to Sponsorship Applications
- The Procedures for Reviewing Sponsorship and Permanent Residence Applications for Spouses, Common-Law Partners, Conjugal Partners and Dependent Children
- The Guidelines for Reviewing Sponsorship Applications for Other Members of the Family Class
- The Procedures for Processing Sponsorship Applications by the Case Processing Centre in Vegreville (CPC-V) for Spouses or Common-Law Partners in Canada
- The Procedures for Handling a Discontinued or Withdrawn Undertaking
- The Guidelines for Assessing a Sponsor’s Eligibility
- The Guidelines for Assessing Bars to Sponsorship
- The Guidelines Pertaining to Undertakings
- The Guidelines Concerning the Sponsorship Agreement
- The Guidelines for Applying the Financial Test
- The Procedures for Processing Sponsorships Involving Adoptions
- The Guidelines for Referring Sponsorship Applications for Investigation to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
- The Procedures in Case the Applicant is Not a Member of the Family Class
- The Guidelines for Assessing Additional Family Members
- The Procedures for Dealing with Changes in Circumstances
- The Guidelines for the Suspension of Processing
- The Guidelines for Applications from Sponsors in Quebec
- Appendix A – The Eligibility Check for the Sponsor and the Co-Signer
- Appendix B – The Sample Letter to the Provincial / Territorial Adoption Authority to Request for the Issuance of the No Objection / No Involvement Letter or Notification of Agreement
- Appendix C – The Sample of Sponsorship Approval Letter for Adoption Cases from the Case Processing Centre in Mississauga (CPC-M) to the Sponsor
- Appendix D – The List of Offences Under the Criminal Code that Could Equate to Offences of a Sexual Nature and Offences Concerning Violence Against a Family Member
- Appendix E – The Low Income Cut Offs (LICO) and the Quebec Income Scale – 2011