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Submitting an undertaking application to sponsor another member of your family

After receiving confirmation from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that your undertaking application is eligible, you must submit an undertaking application to the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI).

Preparing and completing the forms

To consult or print the documents in PDF format, you must use Adobe Reader software, available free of charge on the Adobe website This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Undertaking form – Family Class This hyperlink will open in a new window. (in French only)
You must complete and sign this form. If a person cosigns the application with you, that person must also complete and sign it.

Documents to be submitted in support of the undertaking application This hyperlink will open in a new window. (in French only)

Authorization for collection and communication of personal information This hyperlink will open in a new window. (in French only)
You must complete this form if you have gone through a separation or a divorce, or if you have children from a previous union.

Permanent selection application – Family Class This hyperlink will open in a new window. (in French only)
This form must be completed by the person you sponsor. This person must return the form to you promptly, because you must attach it to your undertaking application.

Evaluation of financial capacity This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Paying the fees required to review your application

You must attach your payment to your application. Carefully verify the amount below to avoid having your application returned to you without being processed.

The fees to review your application are updated on January 1 of each year. Here are the fees charged to review an undertaking application effective January 1, 2022:

Sponsorship of a person: $301

Each additional person sponsored: $120

For example, to sponsor three persons: $541 ($301 + $120 + $120).

The fees must be paid:

  • in full
  • in Canadian funds only
  • by you or a third party
  • when the application is deposited or mailed

These fees are not refundable even if the application is rejected.

Accepted payment methods

You may pay by the following payment methods.

By credit card 

You must complete and sign the Payment by credit card (PDF 134 Kb) form and attach it to your application. Clearly indicate the amount payable on the form, or else it will be returned to you. In case of refusal of your credit card transaction, you will not be notified and your entire docket will be returned to you by regular mail.

By postal money order, cheque and bank draft

The following postal money orders, cheques and bank drafts are accepted: 

  • Canada Post money order 
  • bank draft drawn on a Canadian bank
  • certified cheque drawn on a Canadian bank
  • cheque issued by a foreign exchange dealer

Postal money orders, cheques and bank drafts must:

  • Be made out to:  Minister of Finance of Québec
  • Be mailed to the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration
  • Be identified with the applicant’s name in block letters on the back

The following payment methods are not accepted:

  • Payments in cash
  • Personal cheques
  • Traveller’s cheques

Mailing your application

You must mail your complete application in a single envelope. 

You must attach to your application:

  • A copy of the letter or email you received from IRCC inviting you to continue your steps with the MIFI
  • All the required forms, including those that must be completed by the person you sponsor, duly completed and signed
  • Documents to be submitted in support of the undertaking application
  • The evaluation of your financial capacity, if applicable
  • The payment of the  fees required to review your application

Ensure you send a complete application to avoid it being returned to you unprocessed.

You must mail everything to the following address:

Direction de l’enregistrement et de l’évaluation comparative
Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration
285, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, 4e étage
Montréal (Québec)  H2Y 1T8
CANADA

You must immediately notify the MIFI and IRCC if the family situation of the person you sponsor changes, for example in case of:

  • Birth
  • Death
  • Separation 

Return of an incomplete application

Note that the return of an incomplete application may generate significant delays in the processing of your application and result in additional mailing costs.

The following are the main causes of returning applications:

  • Undertaking form improperly completed or not signed 
  • Non-compliant payment or wrong amount 
  • Missing documents or other forms not signed 

Review of applications

We are currently reviewing the undertaking applications for other family members received on September 8, 2022.

This information is updated regularly.

Decision

Three decisions may be made after evaluating your application.

Application accepted

If your undertaking application is accepted, you receive by mail:

  • a letter confirming your accepted undertaking application
  • a copy of your accepted undertaking application
  • an envelope containing the Certificat de sélection du Québec (Québec Selection Certificate - CSQ) of the person you are sponsoring You must provide it to this person.  

The decision will be sent to the Canadian visa office covering the country of the person you are sponsoring. 

Application refused

If you do not meet all the conditions of the program, you will receive a letter of intent to refuse, notifying you that your undertaking application will be refused.

After receipt of this letter, you will have 60 days to submit documents or justifications that could improve your application and allow you to meet all the conditions of the program.

If you send your response within the deadline, the review of your application will continue. You then will receive a decision to accept or refuse.

If you do not respond within the requested deadline, your application will be refused.

Recourse in case of refusal of your undertaking application

If your undertaking application has been refused, you may contest the decision with the Social Affairs Section of the Tribunal administratif du Québec (TAQ).

You have 90 days to do so once you receive the letter indicating the grounds of refusal of your application. The information allowing you to exercise your recourse is sent to you with the letter of refusal.

Application rejected 

You will receive a letter of intent to reject, notifying you that your application will be rejected if:

  • The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration has reasons to doubt the authenticity of some of your statements or documents you provided.
  • You have sent information or a document that is false or misleading in the context of this application or within five years preceding the review of the application.
  • You have not sent all the documents requested in the required format. 

You have 60 days after receipt of this letter to submit convincing evidence to dispel the grounds of rejection that were communicated to you in the letter.

If you send your response within the deadline, the review of your application will continue. You then will receive a decision to accept or refuse.

If you do not respond within the requested deadline, your application will be rejected.

You have the possibility of submitting a request for administrative review.


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