The online form to show your interest to sponsor is open from noon EDT on October 13, 2020 to noon EST on November 3, 2020. We’ll randomly select and invite potential sponsors to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents.
Note: This online service will be unavailable from 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Eastern time in order to perform system maintenance.
How to fill out the form
The information you enter in the interest to sponsor form should be the same as what you would put on your application. If there are changes, you need to explain why, if you’re invited to apply.
If you’re invited to apply and the information on your application doesn’t match what you put in this form, we may not accept your application and return it to you.
After you submit your interest to sponsor form, you get a confirmation number. You can’t give this number to a different potential sponsor.
Prepare everything you need to fill out the interest to sponsor form
Before you start:
You (the person who wants to sponsor their parents and grandparents), must enter:
Make an electronic copy of your passport or proof of status document
With your interest to sponsor form, you have to upload an electronic copy of your passport or your status in Canada document.
We accept expired documents. You don’t need to renew your document to fill out the form or to apply.
Make sure you upload the same document with your interest to sponsor form that you submit with your application, if you’re invited to apply.
You can include any of these:
Make your copy ahead of time and know where it is on your computer or mobile device.
How to create an electronic copy
To make an electronic copy of your document:
The maximum file size is 2 MB. If your file is bigger than 2 MB, you need to reduce the size to upload your document and submit the interest to sponsor form.
You can only upload 1 file with your interest to sponsor form. If you have to include both sides of your passport or status in Canada document, save both sides into 1 file. If you don’t have photo editing software, you can save both images into a Microsoft Word document.
We accept these file formats:
Write down the name you give the file and where you save it so you can find the file later to upload.
Make sure the image is clear and your information is easy to read.
We use your passport or proof of status document to validate your information.
After you submit your interest to sponsor form
If your form submits properly, you’ll see a page with a confirmation number. Write down this number. You can use it later to check if you’ve been invited to apply.
We also send you an email with the confirmation number to let you know we got your form.
Once you submit your interest to sponsor form, you can’t change it. If you made a mistake, don’t submit another form. Find out how to correct a mistake or update your information.
We randomly select and invite potential sponsors to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents.
We start sending invitations after we review the submissions and remove duplicates.
We send invitations by email. If you’re invited to apply, make sure you don’t miss the invitation:
If you aren’t invited to apply
Parents and grandparents can visit for extended periods
If you’d like your parents and grandparents to come to Canada, they may be eligible to apply for a super visa which could let them