here i will share my experience about the process ..i hope it will be helpful for someone
the process goes like this..
1.sponsor files the application in canada (better do through a registered immigration lawyer he will tell you which docs are needed)
2.processing time is 3-4 years..
3.the file is sent to visa office of your country..india in my case..
4.they ask for documents(we will get to it later)
5.after sending docs.. avg waiting time 1-1.5 year
6.if your file was complete they will ask for medicals+updated documents ..if it wasnt they might ask additional docs which makes the process longer..
7.then the final decision is madeDOCUMENTS
k here i want to tell about the important part..the documents..Documents which you should start collecting now..
1.Marriage certificate of parents..
many people dont have it.. you should get it because cic asks for it..and if you dont have it you will waste a lot of time ..you can get it by visiting kachehri(courthouse) it can take like 2 days..the process is simple..you dont need many docs..a voter card will suffice..a third person who knows the couple should be present there for signatures.
2.College/school fee receipts
you should keep the receipts of fee ..they are the proof that the child is dependent on the parents..AND STUDY REGULARLY..EVEN IF YOU WERE LESS THAN 22 AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION
..only dependent children are allowed with parents
3.Birth/death certificate of parents/children
Many people dont have it..mostly those born before 80's don't have it..
but you have to get it..go to your local municipal office..if they have record ,they will give you..
otherwise you will have to go to district office..there they will give you "NOT FOUND CERTIFICATE" (ashulbhta certificate) means the birth certificate of this person was not found..a regular affidavit will not ,i repeat will not suffice
4.DOCS which approve the relationship between you and sponsor
like ration card ..
5.VISIT A DMP FOR PRE-MEDICAL
many cases are delayed due to problem in medicals..
if anyone in your family had T.B in past ,keep all his reports..the doc can provide you a stamped note which says the this person was sucessfully diagnosed...
visit the dmp and ask for pre-medical..the doc will charge 3100 per person or more..
if there are any problems he will give you medicine etc..so you wont have problem when you have to send medicals to embassy..
if you don't have reports of t.b then get tested for T.b ask dmp for advice in this case..
If you dont provide reports of tb and send the medicals the embassy will ask you for sputum test..
that test takes 45 days!! and slows the process considerably..
if you did made the mistake then dont waste time..get sputum test done before embassy asks you ..
after sending medicals..if there are problems the embassy will ask you in a week or two..
the embassy might or might not ask you for the sputum test but get them done anyway so you can send them right away if they ask DOCS WHICH YOU CAN COLLECT AFTER CASE IS OPENED
get it from your college/school ..it should state that the person is studying here since(year) and is regular and bonafide student..
it depends on your area..if it takes much time in your area then you should prepare it before..
you will need docs like copies of passports, school certificates etc and voter card
all non english documents must be accompanied with translation..
the first time see step 4)you have to send photocopies(excluding pcc, pcc is always sent original,you should keep a copy for yourself)..all photocopies should be notary tested..
the second time(see step 6) you will have to send original docs ..like original certificates of education..It is always a good idea to keep in touch with other people who have applied for parents as well..because you will get idea about when your case will be opened and you can start collecting docs before
Here is a sample letter from cic asking for medicals+pp+docs
also now cic has stopped taking new applications for parents sponsorship..
good luck to all..
if i missed some info..i will edit it later..any corrections are welcome