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Sponsoring Parents and Co-Signing at the Same Time 

vivalps
vivalps
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Posted On: 1/17/2018
vivalps
vivalps
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Hello everyone.

I am filing my interest to sponsor my Mon and Dad from back home.

My wife ( we don't have any dependents) is also filing for her mom and dad and I am Co-signing with her as her income is not adequate.

So the 2 of us have 2 each.

Our total income is good for 6 people though.

I know that parent for us both can qualify for application only if both of us get invitations and the invitation is non-transferable.

The confusion is in the the web form on the link below as we start the process -

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/family-sponsorship/sponsor-parents-grandparents/tell-us-you-want-sponsor-parent-grandparent.html


The question 3. says,

3. Tell us the number of persons you want to sponsor and their family members. (required)
Count the number of parents and grandparents you want to sponsor AND their dependants (spouse or partner and dependent children). You must also include the dependants who will not come to Canada with your parents or grandparents.

Now - my wife will say, 2.

But should I say 2 for my parent or should I say 4 to include hers as I am co-singng?.

Technically I am co-signing and not sponsoring but should I be telling upfront that I am looking to support 4 indirectly.

Also if you say 4 here then it asks for names in question 5 which alerts that "You" can only sponsor "Your parents".

So should I mention my in-laws here or keep silent and put the names or just wait for the invitation and fill the details... tricky, eh?
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Posted On: 2/1/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation.

We have contact the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Call Centre with your question.

According to them you it is important to contact them directly for clarification specific to your situation.

As a co-signer and then sponsor for your parents, you will have to declare that you are a co-signer and they will be considered as part of the Family Unit size for the Minimum Income Level.

It is best that you contact them directly to confirm this information and for information specific to your question.

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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