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Do signatures need to be originals? Outland sponsorship

Bynming

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When filling out a sponsorship PRV, some forms require a signature by the principal applicant.

It says: "Provide a written signature next to the printed name in the signature section of the document. For principal applicants under the age of 18, this should be a parent or guardian’s signature."

My question is, does this signature need to be an original, or can she sign it, scan it and send me the pdf which I can print with her signature on it?
 

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When filling out a sponsorship PRV, some forms require a signature by the principal applicant.

It says: "Provide a written signature next to the printed name in the signature section of the document. For principal applicants under the age of 18, this should be a parent or guardian’s signature."

My question is, does this signature need to be an original, or can she sign it, scan it and send me the pdf which I can print with her signature on it?
It is all in the CIC guide here:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/guide-5289-sponsor-your-spouse-common-law-partner-conjugal-partner-dependent-child-complete-guide.html#forms

From the CIC on-line 'Complete Guide (IMM5289)' here (about 4/5th of the way down).

Signatures
If signatures are missing, we will return the application without processing it.

Note: IRCC will normally accept forms with photocopies of signatures. However, you may be asked to provide the original copy of your forms with an original signature if an IRCC officer determines it is necessary.

  • Remember to check for a signature block on each form and sign when needed. If forms are not signed in the correct places, and by the correct people, we will return your application without processing it.
  • Signatures may be required in more than one place, or by more than one person on some forms.
  • Where a date is needed, make sure you complete the section.
  • A parent or legal guardian must sign on behalf of a dependent child under the age of 18 when a signature for this person is required.
Important: Use the last page of your checklist to help you make sure all forms have been signed correctly.
 
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mariyam_g5

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When filling out a sponsorship PRV, some forms require a signature by the principal applicant.

It says: "Provide a written signature next to the printed name in the signature section of the document. For principal applicants under the age of 18, this should be a parent or guardian’s signature."

My question is, does this signature need to be an original, or can she sign it, scan it and send me the pdf which I can print with her signature on it?
Was your application accepted with the scanned signature?
 

vinay16

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I would like to know the same.
Along with that, did you first print the form and then filled them or did you fill the forms first then print them?
 

akhilvarma90

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Hi Everyone!

Can you please let me know if they accepted the scanned signatures or not? I am currently in a similar situation.
Thank you.