Sponsoring a dependent child
Submitting an undertaking application to sponsor a dependent child as main person to sponsor
When Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) informs you that you are eligible to sponsor a person, you must submit an undertaking application to the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (Ministry). It must be accompanied by an application for permanent selection for the person you want to sponsor.
Once it has examined your file, the Ministry will send you its decision. It will also communicate the decision to the IRCC, which will render a decision regarding the application for permanent residence of the person you want to sponsor.
Preparing and completing the forms
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- Undertaking form – Family Class (PDF 695 Kb) (in French only)
*This form was updated on November 23, 2023. No previous version will be accepted.
- Complete and sign this form. If someone is co-signing the application with you, they must also complete and sign it. If you wish to sponsor more than one dependent child, you must complete an undertaking form for each one.
- Provide all the documents requested in Part 2 of this form.
- Documents to be submitted in support of the undertaking application (PDF 360 Kb) (in French only)
You must complete this form and provide all the requested documents in the format required. If not, your undertaking application will be returned to you without being processed.
- Authorization for collection and communication of personal information (PDF 107 Kb) (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 (PDF 269 Kb) (in French only)
You or the person responsible for the child abroad must complete this form and attach it to your undertaking application. If the child you want to sponsor is 18 years of age or older, they must complete and sign this form themselves, then sign the declaration in section 6. If you want to sponsor more than one dependent child, a separate form must be completed for each child.
- Evaluation of financial capacity (PDF 433 Kb)
You must complete this form only if your dependent child has their own dependent child.
- Declaration of the guarantor abroad (PDF 95 Kb) (in French only)
You must complete this form if you are residing abroad at the time you submit your application.
- Declaration of consent - Permanent immigration of a minor child accompanied by only one parent (PDF 232 Kb) (For the moment, this form is available in French only. An English version will be available soon)
Parents or guardians who are not immigrating to Québec with their children under the age of 18 must complete and sign this consent form. In some cases, another supporting document may be required (see details on the first page of this form).
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, 2023:
Sponsorship of a person: $310
Each additional person sponsored: $124
For example, to sponsor three persons: $558 ($310 + $124 + $124).
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.
If the exact amount required is not provided, you will not be notified and your complete file will be returned to you by regular mail.
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 140 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 du regroupement familial et de l’enregistrement
Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration
202-1200, boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal (Québec) H2X 0C9
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:
- Inappropriate IRCC letter;
- Undertaking form improperly completed or not signed;
- Non-compliant payment or wrong amount;
- Absence of the Authorization for collection and communication of personal information form (PDF 107 Kb) (in French);
- Other unsigned missing documents or forms.
Most undertaking applications are processed within 3 months.
The processing time begins when the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration du Québec (Ministry) receives your application. Make sure it is complete and contains:
- Your undertaking application;
- The permanent selection application of the people you wish to sponsor;
- Your documents and forms to be submitted in support of your application;
- The payment of the fees required to process your application;
- If your application is incomplete, the processing time could be longer.
Consult the Ministry’s Déclaration de services à la clientèle for more information.
We are currently reviewing the undertaking applications for other family members received on October 4, 2023.
This information is updated regularly.
Three decisions may be made after evaluating your application.
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 (CSQ - Québec Selection Certificate) of the person you are sponsoring. You must give it to that person. Note that the CSQ issuing time does not affect the processing time of the permanent residence application by IRCC.
The MIFI will itself transmit its decision and a copy of the Certificat de sélection du Québec to IRCC.
An IRCC office will then process the permanent residence application of the person you sponsor.
Note that IRCC may refuse to grant permanent residence to the person you sponsor even if:
- Québec accepted your undertaking application;
- IRCC initially indicated to you that you were eligible to sponsor a person.
For more details concerning the next steps in the processing of your application by IRCC:
- Evaluation of an application for permanent residence ;
- Sponsorship of your wife, husband, de facto spouse or child: After submitting an application .
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 that letter, you will have 60 days to submit documents or justifications that could improve your application and enable 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 was rejected and you have reason to believe that it should not have been, you can contest the decision before the Section des affaires sociales of the Tribunal administratif du Québec (TAQ).
You have 60 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.
You will receive a letter of intent to reject, notifying you that your application will be rejected if:
- The MIFI 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 failed to provide information or a document required.
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 will then receive an acceptance or rejection decision.
If you do not respond within the requested deadline, your application will be rejected.
If your application is rejected, you can submit an application for administrative review.
Last update: November 23, 2023