sponsoring brother/sister

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Subject: sponsoring brother/sister
is it possible for an immigrant/citizen to sponsor a brother or sister ? if so, how long does it ussually take.

thanks in advance

Sid

[30-12-2005,16:15]
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sid
(in reply to: sponsoring brother/sister)


This is a quote from CIC´s website:

You can sponsor relatives or family members from abroad if they are:

-spouses, common-law or conjugal partners 16 years of age or older;
-parents and grandparents;
-dependent children, including adopted children;
children under 18 years of age whom you intend to adopt;
- brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces or grandchildren who are orphans; under the age of 18 and not married or in a common-law relationship; or
-you may also sponsor one relative of any age if you do not have an aunt, uncle or family member from the list above who you could sponsor or who is already a Canadian citizen, Indian or permanent resident.

So basically, you can only sponsor a brother of sister if they are an orphan.

[30-12-2005,16:21]
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Stephanie
(in reply to: sponsoring brother/sister)
does it not mean I can sponsor a brother/sister if they are less than 18 years of age?

"- brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces or grandchildren who are orphans; under the age of 18 and not married or in a common-law relationship; or"

would you have the link to the CIC webpage for this

thanks Stephanie!


[30-12-2005,16:29]
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sid
(in reply to: sponsoring brother/sister)
sorry about that - read it a bit carefully and got the message - can´t unless they are orphans


[30-12-2005,16:31]
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sid
(in reply to: sponsoring brother/sister)
Here´s the link:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/sponsor/index.html

Yeah, it´s a little confusing. Now you´re making me second guess myself! Maybe you should call CIC just to be sure. Or maybe someone else will post a reply. But I think unless they´re an orphan or you have no other family members eligible to sponsor, ("you may also sponsor one relative of any age if you do not have an aunt, uncle or family member from the list above who you could sponsor or who is already a Canadian citizen, Indian or permanent resident.") then you´re out of luck.
It seems like a strange policy.

[30-12-2005,16:46]
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Stephanie
(in reply to: sponsoring brother/sister)
very strange!
[30-12-2005,16:53]
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sid
(in reply to: sponsoring brother/sister)
not really that strange. If you have a sibling that has no parents and they still require a guardian (because they are school age) Canada allows you to sponsor them.

If you are in Canada without one relative (remember they asked if you have any family in Canada on your application) you can bring one family member.

When you read the word ´Indian´ please replace it with the word ´first nations/aboriginal´

This rule is to be compassionate for family situations but also with the hopes to avoid chain immigration where you bring in 3 siblings who bring 8 aunts and uncle - all unskilled, all with no ability to contribute to the Canadian economy.

nothing strange about it.

[30-12-2005,17:43]
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sharon
(in reply to: sponsoring brother/sister)
I can understand the policy ... there is no way of seperating the black sheep from the white ones in terms of chain immigration as Sharon put it ... a simple take would be that canada only support skilled or spousal immigration whereby a person has to prove his merits before being let in ...
[30-12-2005,19:07]
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sid
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"Black sheep from the white ones" - i want to take that back - it sounds rather racist which I had not meant it to be ... what I meant was - differentiate one person from the other in terms of skills and other factors important to immigration canada - wrong way to put it - sorry
[30-12-2005,19:12]
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sid
(in reply to: sponsoring brother/sister)
if Canada eliminated parental sponsorship this forum would errupt in cries of false advertising for family reunification. I can hear the outrage.

I doubt that Canada would go that far but it may really limit the numbers. It may sound harsh and totally unfair but other highly sought immigration countries do not allow it at all. What is fair??


[30-12-2005,19:30]
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sharon
(in reply to: sponsoring brother/sister)
Sharon,
Good explanation. Thanks. I guess it´s not so strange.
What is strange is that they still use the word "Indian" on their website!

[30-12-2005,19:39]
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Stephanie