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How to Demonstrate Proof of Relationship to a Relative in Canada

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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.
Written by My Visa Source Team
Published on:  Sep 4, 2021
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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

These documents must be current. They can not be older than 6 months to the date of application. You or your spouse/common-law partner will also be required to demonstrate your relationship to the relative in Canada. This can be done by providing the following documents:

  • Your birth certificate
  • An official document that names the applicant as a parent
  • A copy of the inside back cover of the relative’s passport that lists the relative’s parents
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