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Find out about the requirements to sponsor a close relative

Who can sponsor a close relative? Who is considered a close relative? What conditions, responsibilities and obligations are involved? How long does a sponsorship last? What fees and timeframes are involved? To answer these questions, read the sponsorship requirements for a close relative carefully. Make sure you meet these requirements before starting a sponsorship or undertaking process.


You can sponsor a close relative if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Québec, are at least 18 years of age and meet the requirements.

The sponsorship covers a close relative and, where applicable, accompanying family members.

Sponsored person (close relative)

To be sponsored, your close relative must belong to the family class and meet specific requirements:

You can sponsor:

Responsibilities and obligations

When initiating a sponsorship process, the sponsor and the sponsored person must be aware of their responsibilities and obligations toward each other and toward the Government of Québec.

Duration of sponsorship (or undertaking)

The duration of the undertaking you sign depends on the family relationship between you (the sponsor) and the sponsored person.


It is also important that you be aware of the fees required to assess your application.

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