As an applicant for a Canadian Visa program, you can receive extra points for claiming to have a relative in Canada who is either a citizen or permanent resident. Providing proof of relationship to a relative in Canada includes demonstrating:
- Relation to the relative
- Status of the relative in Canada
- Residence status of the relative in Canada
What Documents Are Required to Demonstrate Proof of Relationship to a Relative in Canada?
The following documents can be submitted to demonstrate that you or your spouse/common-law partner has a relative who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident:
- Family member’s Canadian citizenship document/ Canadian birth certificate or permanent resident card
- Proof that the relative has been residing in Canada such as a residential lease, mortgage bills, utility bills, etc