Uniting with family members and travel authorization

by | Jul 16, 2021

1. Immediate family members who want to unite with a Canadian citizen or PR

Immediate family member:

• spouse or common-law partner

dependent child (yours, your spouse’s or your common-law partner’s)

• dependent child of a dependent child

• parent or step-parent (yours, your spouse’s or your common-law partner’s)

guardian or tutor

How to unite with family member – Do not need a written authorization

Documents to use as proof that you’re an immediate family member

Immediate family member’s status as a Canadian citizen or PR

– a Canadian passport

proof of Canadian citizenship, such as a citizenship certificate or citizenship card

– a Canadian permanent resident card or travel document

your relationship to that family member

– a marriage certificate or proof of common-law status (same address)

– a birth certificate

– a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) 

– other documents that show an immediate family connection, for example

– correspondence from us showing a spousal sponsorship application in progress

– documents that show a shared home address

2. Extended family members who want to unite with a Canadian citizen or PR 

Extended family member:

• in an exclusive dating relationship, have been in the relationship for at least 1 year (spent time in the physical presence during the relationship) 

• a non-dependent child (adult child)

• a grandchild (dependent child of a non-dependent adult child)

• a sibling, half-sibling, or step-sibling

• a grandparent

How to unite with family member – Need a written authorization

1. authorization and statutory declaration form (download)

2. request written authorization (include signed authorization and statutory declaration form and proof of relationship)

• if you need a visitor visa 

– apply for a visitor visa and get a decision on your visitor visa and written authorization at the same time.

• if you already have a visa or eTA

– submit web form request for travel authorization 

Documents to use as proof that your extended family is a Canadian or PR

• Canadian passport

• Canadian birth certificate

proof of Canadian citizenship, such as a citizenship certificate or citizenship card

• Canadian permanent resident card or travel document

3. Immediate family members who want to unite with temporary status holder (Student / Worker) 

Immediate family member:

• spouse or common-law partner

dependent child (yours, your spouse’s or your common-law partner’s)

• dependent child of a dependent child

• parent or step-parent (yours, your spouse’s or your common-law partner’s)

guardian or tutor

How to unite with family member – Need a written authorization

1. request written authorization (include signed authorization and statutory declaration form and proof of relationship)

• if you need a visitor visa 

– apply for a visitor visa and get a decision on your visitor visa and written authorization at the same time.

• if you already have a visa or eTA

– submit web form request for travel authorization 

Documents to use as proof that you’re an immediate family member

• your relationship to that family member

– Marriage certificate

– Proof of common-law status

– Birth certificate

– Other documents that show an immediate family connection (shared home address)

• immediate family member’s status 

– study permit or work permit 

Note: Paper and electronic copies of the documents above are accepted. The documents above are examples only. An officer may request or accept other documents, as needed.

To find out detailed information about your eligibility for Canadian immigration, simply contact us: info@wecollaboimmigration.com⁠ or fill out our assessment form in the link below:

🔗 https://bit.ly/WeCollabo-AssessmentForm

We will make the right strategy for you!

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