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DOCUMENTS CHECKLIST

FORMS

Sponsor

- Completed Application to sponsor and Undertaking (IMM 1344A), signed by you and, if applicable, your co-signer

- Photocopy of the completed Sponsorship Agreement (IMM 1344B), signed by you, your co-signer, if applicable, and the person you want to sponsor (Except residents of Quebec)

- Completed Sponsorship Evaluation (IMM 5481) or Financial Evaluation (IMM 1283) (Except residents of Quebec).

- Completed Authority to release information (IMM 5476) if you authorize the release of information to a designated individual

- Completed Receipt (IMM 5401), stamped by the financial institution where fees were paid

- Completed Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union (IMM 5409), if you have a co-signer and he or she is your common-law partner

Sponsored person and family members

- Application for permanent residence (IMM 0008 Generic), completed by the sponsored person

- Completed Schedule 1 - Background / Declaration (IMM 0008 Schedule 1) for the sponsored person and each family member 18 years of age or over, signed by the person concerned

- Completed Spouse/Common-law or Conjugal Partner Questionnaire (IMM 5490), signed by the sponsored person if she or he is your spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner

- Completed Additional Family Information (IMM 5406) for the sponsored person and each family member 18 years of age or over, signed by the person concerned

- Completed Authority to release information (IMM 5476) if the sponsored person authorizes the release of information to a designated individual

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Sponsor

- Photocopy of either your

- Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292) or
- Permanent Resident Card (both sides) or
- Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides) or
- Canadian birth certificate or Certificate of registration of birth abroad

- Photocopy of your marriage certificate, if you have a co-signer and he or she is your spouse

- If your spouse or common-law partner is a co-signer, photocopy of your spouse's or common-law partner's

- Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or
- Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292) or
- Permanent Resident Card (both sides) or
- Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides) or
- Canadian birth certificate or Certificate of registration of birth abroad

- If you had previous marriages or common-law relationships:

- Proof that you are separated (Income Tax forms, legal documents), if you are separated
- Divorce certificate, if you are divorced
- Annulment certificate, if the marriage was annulled
- Death certificate, if your former spouse or common-law partner is deceased
- Declaration of severance of common-law relationship

- An original Option C printout of your and your co-signer's last Notice of Assessment for the most recent taxation year.

- To obtain this printout free-of-charge from the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (formerly Revenue Canada), call 1 800 959-8281. If you do not provide this printout, provide an explanation on a separate sheet of paper.

- If you are employed, an original of a letter from your current employer stating your period of employment, salary, and regular hours per week. If you have a co-signer and he or she is employed, include a similar letter from his or her employer.

- If you must meet the minimum necessary income requirement and you and, if applicable, your co-signer:

are not producing an original Option C printout of your last Notice of Assessment for the most recent year or

are producing an original Option C printout of your last Notice of Assessment for the most recent year, but the total income reported on your and your co-signer's printout is less than the mininum necessary income, provide

(a) Evidence of employment income (pay stubs) over the 12 months preceding the date of your sponsorship application, if you and your co-signer are employed

(b) Evidence of self-employment income (statement of business activities from your accountant) over the 12 months preceding the date of your sponsorship application, if you and your co-signer are the sole owners of or partners in an un-corporated business

(c) Evidence of interest income (bank statement showing rate of interest, deposit amount and length of time deposit held), over the 12 months preceding the date of your sponsorship application, if you and your co-signer received interest

(d) Evidence of: - investment income (e.g., dividends),

- rental income (e.g., statement of real estate rentals),

- pension income,

- special benefits income (e.g., certificate delivered by HRDC confirming payment of maternity, parental or sickness benefits),

- other income (give details below)

received over the 12 months preceding the date of your sponsorship application, if you and your co-signer received such income.

Details of other income:

- If you are a Canadian citizen living exclusively outside Canada, you must include proof that you intend to live in Canada with your spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner and/or dependent children once they become permanent residents of Canada

Sponsored person and family members

- Identity and civil status documents
As per document list provided with the guide to immigrating to Canada

- Children information
As per document list provided with the guide to immigrating to Canada

- Travel documents and passports
As per document list provided with the guide to immigrating to Canada

- Proof of relationship to sponsor
As per document list provided with the guide to immigrating to Canada

- Police certificates and clearances
As per document list provided with the guide to immigrating to Canada

Make sure all forms are completed and signed.
Attach this checklist to forms and supporting documents and send in an envelope addressed to the Case Processing Centre in Mississauga.

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