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March 5, 2023

Bringing Your Nigerian Family to Canada: An Overview of the Family Sponsorship Requirements

As a highly experienced Canadian immigration consultant with Empire Fly, one of the most common ways for Nigerian citizens to immigrate to Canada is through family sponsorship. This process allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, dependent child, parent, or grandparent to come to Canada as a permanent resident.


Here are the requirements for a Nigerian citizen to be eligible for family sponsorship in Canada:


The sponsor must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and they must be 18 years of age or older.


The sponsor must be able to prove that they have enough income to support the person they are sponsoring, as well as any other family members who may be living with them in Canada. This is known as the “income requirement” and is determined by the government of Canada.


The sponsor must sign an undertaking, which is a legal agreement that binds the sponsor to provide for the basic needs of the person they are sponsoring for a period of three to ten years, depending on the relationship between the sponsor and the person being sponsored.


The person being sponsored must be a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, dependent child, parent, or grandparent of the sponsor and must pass a medical examination, security clearance, and background check.


The person being sponsored must also meet the standard of being a family member as defined by Canada’s immigration laws.


It’s important to note that the sponsorship process can be complex and time-consuming. It’s highly recommended that individuals seek the help of an experienced immigration lawyer to guide them through the process and help prepare their case. The lawyer can help ensure that the application is complete and accurate and can represent the individual at any hearings or interviews that may be required.


At Empire Fly, our team of experienced immigration consultants can assist Nigerian citizens in understanding the requirements for Canada Family Sponsorship and help them understand the implications of such order. We can also assist in understanding the reasons for the sponsorship and provide guidance on how to proceed, whether it’s through an appeal or seeking relief from sponsorship.


In conclusion, family sponsorship is a common way for Nigerian citizens to immigrate to Canada and be reunited with their loved ones. However, the process can be complex and time-consuming, with strict requirements that must be met. By understanding the requirements and seeking the help of an experienced immigration consultant like Empire Fly, Nigerian citizens can increase their chances of success in the sponsorship process and achieve their goal of reuniting with their family in Canada. Our team of experts can guide you through the process, help gather and prepare all necessary documents, and provide representation at any necessary hearings or interviews.