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Rules Regarding Sponsoring a Minor 

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Posted On: 5/29/2017
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Are there rules for minors when they are being sponsored to become a Canadian citizen?

We live in the US and are being told that we cannot have my boyfriend's child come see us this summer because it will mess up her sponsorship.

What are rules for minors traveling back to US while being sponsored?
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Posted On: 6/1/2017
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing this situation with us.

It is unclear if your boyfriend's child is being sponsored to become a Canadian permanent resident or if they are trying to get Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Canadian Citizenship.

If your boyfriend's child is being sponsored to become a Canadian permanent resident, you can find some information regarding whether or not someone can leave while an application such as this one is in process on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website in the Can I leave Canada while IRCC processes my application for permanent residence? section.

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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Confused554
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Posted On: 6/6/2017
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They are becoming permanent residents of Canada. I clicked on the link but it doesn't say anything specific to minors. She has a passport card, so that isn't an issue in the Us. What are her restrictions for Canada?
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Posted On: 6/8/2017
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Hello,
Thank you for your additional question.
According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Call Centre, and as stated on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website in the Can I leave Canada while IRCC processes my application for permanent residence? section, it is important that if wanting to leave Canada, it is very important to maintain a valid status in Canada and maintain a valid status in Canada when returning.
Here is the excerpt,

If you leave Canada and want to return, you must have all the required documents to enter.

This can include:
-a valid passport or other travel documents,
-a valid work permit or study permit, if you need one, and
-a valid visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), if you need one.


Unfortunately, it is very difficult for us to provide a definitive response because we do not have all the details.


It is best that you contact the IRCC Call Centre directly for some information specific to her situation and to confirm the information provided above. They will want to know how old she is and what type of visa she has while in Canada.


We have had some of our users previously state that they have been able to contact IRCC from abroad by dialing 1 613 944 4000. Listen to the options to get to IRCC. Then you should be transferred to the IRCC Call Centre.

Please note though that some have previously reported that it did not work for them or that it is no longer working.

However, we suggest that you may want to give it a try.

Long distance charges will apply.

I hope this information is helpful.
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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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