Permanent Immigration: Québec Selection Certificate – Family Class Candidate
Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion
Clientele Anyone who wishes to sponsor a person to come to Québec as a family class immigrant.
In addition, the sponsor must
Persons who can be sponsored The sponsored person must belong to the family class category. Members of the family class include a sponsor’s:
Note The sponsor’s spouse or de facto spouse may co-sign the sponsorship application with the sponsor. He or she is then jointly and severally responsible, along with the sponsor, for the undertaking.
The sponsor (see the definitions) first submits a sponsorship application (see the definitions) to Citizenship and Immigration Canada. If Citizenship and Immigration Canada determines that the sponsorship application is eligible, it sends the sponsor a letter inviting him or her to continue the process and submit the form Undertaking application to the ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion.
The sponsor must then obtain the undertaking application kit that corresponds to his or her situation. To obtain the kit, the sponsor can either download it from the Ministère's website or call the Service des renseignements of the Ministère. After reading the Sponsor’s Guide , the sponsor must send the following to the Ministère:
Fees The fees required by the gouvernement du Québec are as follows for 2016:
The fees must be paid in full by the sponsor or a third party on filing the sponsorship application and they are not reimbursed if the application is denied.
Other fees charged for services provided by the Government of Canada should be anticipated.
The fees may be paid by
Cheques, money orders and bank drafts must be made out to the order of the Minister of Finance of Québec and bear the applicant's name on the back, in block letters. For applications filed by third parties, indicate the sponsor's name on the back of the cheque, money order or bank draft, in block letters.
The processing time of a sponsorship application for an immigrant in the family class category is 25 working days.
The duration of the sponsorship varies according to the family tie:
The sponsor’s obligations take effect as soon as the sponsored person (see the definitions) obtains permanent resident status (see the definitions) or a temporary stay permit. A sponsorship undertaking cannot be terminated for any reason, whether the obtaining of Canadian citizenship, separation or divorce, cancellation of marriage, marriage contracted in bad faith or a move to another province. The undertaking remains in effect even if the sponsor's financial situation deteriorates.
These obligations end if the sponsored individual is not admitted as a permanent resident in Canada. Québec selection certificate The Québec selection certificate is valid for three years, beginning from the date of issuance. It can be renewed for 12 months following the assessment of the file. It is important to retain the Québec selection certificate, as it may be necessary for certain administrative procedures even if the holder has already obtained Canadian citizenship.
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