Currently there is no direct sponsorship program for friend of Canadian citizen or permanent resident. However, friends of permanent residents or Canadian citizens may apply for visitor visa, if they are from non-visa-exempt country. Visa office will ask to submit a letter of invitation from friend living in Canada.
If you are a Canadian citizen not residing in Canada, you may sponsor your spouse, common-law or conjugal partner and/or dependent children who have no dependent children of their own. You must demonstrate that you will live in Canada once they become a permanent resident.
The fee for a temporary resident visa is $75 CAD for a single entry (individual). If you would like multiple entries, the fee is $150 CAD (individual). If you would like to visit with your family, the maximum fee for a family is $400 CAD. There are numerous different ways you can pay the government fees.
You dont have to be a relative to be someones financial sponsor. So, a friend can become a financial sponsor. To become a financial sponsor, you must file an I-864, or an Affidavit of Support. In this affidavit, you promise to support the non-citizen once the non-citizen enters the U.S.
To be eligible, the person seeking sponsorship must be a:Spouse, common-law or conjugal partner.Dependent child.Parent.Grandparent.Sibling, nephew, niece, or grandchild under 18 years who is unmarried and whose parents are deceased.
Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their spouse or common-law partner for permanent resident status. Both the sponsoring Canadian and the sponsored person must be approved by IRCC in order for the sponsored person to immigrate to Canada.
While you cant petition for a friends immigrant visa or Green Card (only family members can do that), you can financially sponsor a friends immigration petition with Form I-864, Affidavit of Support.
Requirements for the Sponsor: The sponsor must be 18 years of age; The sponsor must be a Canadian permanent resident living in Canada or a Canadian citizen; and. The sponsor cannot be in prison, bankrupt, under a removal order (if a permanent resident) or charged with a serious offence.
You may sponsor one relative, related by blood or adoption, of any age, if you meet all of these conditions: you (the person who wants to sponsor your relative) dont have a living relative you could sponsor instead, such as a: spouse. common-law partner.