Q & A: Inclusion of Parent as Accompanying Dependent

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Published: August 1, 1997

Q. Hello, I'd like to accompany my mother to Canada. There surely is no place for 'parent' in IMM008; Can I register her as my dependent?

I have read a couple of articles on sponsoring parent, after landing. But in my case, I cannot get a permit for migration *unless* the whole household, including my mom, get the Visa. Then, I can't land, and, so what.

ANSWER: A parent is not included in the definition of a dependant according to the Regulations. As such, an attempt at such inclusion could be done, perhaps, on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds. From our own experience with such application, I would suggest that visa offices are reluctant to allow for the inclusion of parents prior to eligibility for sponsorship.

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