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How to Get Sponsorship Debt Info in Ontario? 

Tijan
Tijan
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Posted On: 5/18/2017
Tijan
Tijan
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Hi.
I co-signed a sponsorship agreement for my ex mother-in law and daughter in 2003. The daughter was 20 when she arrived in Canada in September 2004.

I got divorced in 2016, got remarried and applied to sponsor my new wife from outside Canada. I just received letter from CIC stating that I do not qualify to sponsor my new wife, because I failed the requirements under 133(1)(g)(i) of the regulations on immigration and refugee protection, because my sister in-law had collected social assistance, I presume.

My questions are as follows:
1) My financial commitment under this sponsorship agreement did end on February 10, 2009, when my ex sister in-law turned 25?
2) Who to call/contact to get the exact amount of sponsorship debt owed? I never received information from Ontario or federal about this debt.
3) I understand I have to pay back this sponsorship debt (or part thereof) before re-applying for my new wife, correct?
4) As a CO-SIGNER, do I have responsibility for the FULL AMOUNT OWED or do I have to pay back HALF of it?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Tijan
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Posted On: 5/26/2017
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Hello Tijan,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with any definitive responses regarding your situation.

However, it may be best that you contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some advice and assistance with this process and your situation.

Your User ID indicates that you are in Ottawa.

You can find the nearest Community Legal Clinic by using the Legal Aid Ontario Find a Legal Clinic Tool.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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