Family sponsorship application processing times for Adopted children and other relative are based on the latest information available from Canadian immigration authorities.
The Government of Canada allows citizens and permanent residents to sponsor certain members of the family class, but it requires that sponsored family member receive care and often financial support from their sponsors.
In order to be eligible for Family sponsorship immigration program, both the Canadian citizen or permanent resident (also called the 'sponsor') and their adopted child or relative (the 'sponsored person') must be approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
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To receive a visa through this program, the sponsor and the sponsored person will be required to prove their relationship to one another.
The processing times for the sponsorship of an adopted child or other relative depends varies, but it is in most cases based on how long it took IRCC to process most complete applications in the past 12 months.
The following is a list of visa offices where Family Class applications may be processed.