I'm sure I posted this as an add-on to someone else's post. But now I cannot find it.
It's a question that has been bothering me for a while: why is it necessary for a PR applicant to list all members of the family (brothers, sisters-in-law etc) , whether they will be sponsored to Canada or not? It must take Canada a lot of time to investigate each member, and where the member has no intention of coming to Canada, it is a waste of Canada's scarce investigative resources, no?
I know that PMM answered this for me some time ago, but I admit the logic escaped me. I need to try again.
1. Let's say that Sam was sponsored to Canada by his Canadian spouse. Sam has a brother, Charlie, who was convicted of theft in the home country. Sam wants a PR visa in Canada, but not Charlie.
2. Sam is required to list Charlie in his PR application, but why doesn't Canada let Sam leave Charlie out of the PR application, and if Sam decides to sponsor Charlie to Canada at a later date, then Canada will investigate Charlie, at that time and not before?
3. Is it because Canada wants to know about Charlie's possibly criminal background, and might reject Sam's PR application because of Charlie?
4. Is it because if Canada approves Sam's PR application, even though criminal Charlie is listed in it, then Charlie automatically gets approved if Sam later decides to sponsor Charlie to Canada? (This seems unlikely. It seems more likely that Canada will investigate Charlie, again?, at the time he applies to come to Canada.)
5. So, again, unless 3. or 4. are true, I don't understand the advantage of investigating Charlie as part of Sam's application process, hence I don't see why Charlie has to be listed in Sam's application.
But this is why I read what more knowledgeable people have to say in this forum.