Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-06-27. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Non-accompanying family member
  •  (1) A permanent resident visa shall be issued to a family member who does not accompany the applicant if, following an examination, it is established that

    • (a) the family member was included in the applicant’s permanent resident visa application at the time that application was made, or was added to that application before the applicant’s departure for Canada;

    • (b) the family member submits their application to an officer outside Canada within one year from the day on which refugee protection is conferred on the applicant;

    • (c) the family member is not inadmissible;

    • (d) if the applicant is the subject of a sponsorship application referred to in paragraph 139(1)(f)(i), their sponsor has been notified of the family member’s application and an officer is satisfied that there are adequate financial arrangements for resettlement; and

    • (e) in the case of a family member who intends to reside in the Province of Quebec, the competent authority of that Province is of the opinion that the foreign national meets the selection criteria of the Province.

  • Marginal note:Non-application of paragraph 139(1)(b)

    (2) For greater certainty, the requirements set out in paragraph 139(1)(b) do not apply to the application of a non-accompanying family member.

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 80(F);
  • SOR/2012-225, s. 6;
  • SOR/2014-140, s. 14.
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