Q and A: Can Undeclared Child Still Be Allowed To Be Sponsored?

Question: I entered Canada a few years ago and applied as a permanent resident. I have a child, but I did not declare him in my application.

I was approved and am now living as permanent citizen. I want to bring my son here, but I was told I couldn’t because I did not declare him. Is this true?

Answer: Because you did not declare your son during your application for permanent residency, he would not be considered as a family class member by the Immigration Department in accordance with R117(9)(d).

However, there are regulation and rules that look into compassionate cases and humanitarian factors.

This is treated on a case-to-case basis depending on the circumstances surrounding the situation.

You may look into this to see if your child can be considered despite the misrepresentation on your part.

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