If you’re sponsoring any of the above, use the sponsorship package for adopted children and other relatives instead.
You can also request this publication in another format.
You can go to one of these official biometric collection service points to give your biometrics.
If it’s an option at your service point, we encourage you to make an appointment in advance.
You and your family members may need to appear in person to have their fingerprints and photograph (biometric information) taken at a biometric collection service point.
Canadian citizens and existing permanent residents of Canada are exempt from giving biometrics.
If you have any concerns about the assistance you have been given, you can file a complaint.
Before signing the undertaking agreement, you should make sure that those you sponsor won’t need to ask the government for financial help.
Important: A conjugal partner is, in relation to a sponsor, a foreign national residing outside Canada who has been in a conjugal relationship with the sponsor for at least one year.
In case of a discrepancy between the language in this document and the relevant legislation or regulations, the legal text in the legislation and regulations prevails.