The people who are unable to stay in their country for various reasons are called refugees. These refugee families, these children, these unaccompanied minors fled the war, their family, their homeland, in search of security and a better future.
Refugee Sponsorship aims to facilitate the integration of refugees, a crucial step in building a harmonious society that is not afraid of difference.
A refugee is a kind of person who forced to flee their country because of persecution. On the other hand, a sponsor means a person that contributes to the costs involved in staging a sporting event in return for advertising.
In Canada, the private sponsorship of refugees might be able to help sponsor refugees from abroad. The role of a sponsor is to support the refugees for the length of the aid. These could help with housing, clothing, and food. It can help as well as social and emotional support.
Who Can Sponsor a Refugee?
Anyone who is a citizen of Canada or has a PR status can sponsor refugees. Refugee sponsorship is possible with three types of sponsors: Sponsorship agreement holder, Community sponsors, and groups of five.
However, Sponsors have to meet certain conditions to be approved, including:
- Is 18 years or more. Have not been convicted of crimes of any kind.
- In Canada, there are a group of people who can sponsor a refugee based on these topics.
- Sponsorship agreement holders: Group of people a formal agreement with the department to sponsor refugees.
- Group of five: Canadian citizenship holders who live in the community can sponsor a refugee. The refugees will settle down in Canada by the permanent residents.
- Community sponsor: An association or community-based people can sponsor a refugee.
How to Apply for Sponsorship
To sponsor a refugee, both the sponsor and refugee have to apply. The sponsor will have to apply, referring to the person he or she wants to sponsor. The authority will make sure if the group or community is eligible to sponsor.
Both the applications of sponsors and refugees will be sent to evaluate. The ROC-O will get the sponsorship part. Here, the authority will assess the applications. If there is any incomplete part, the sponsor will get back the form.
Processing times differ based on where refugees come from another country. In some regions, it can complicate because visa officers can not physically reach refugees. In some of the cases processing in the long term because of missing documents or huge mistakes or information gap.
It can also be challenging to get materials or to identify a person’s family members. The processing time of sponsor a refugee depends on their file work. The processing of the permanent residence application for the refugees done by the Canadian Visa office abroad.
What to do After Apply?
After applying for the sponsored visa, there are many things to do. After use, the resettlement operation center will contact after they have done two stages of processing. If ROC-O approves your application, send it to the responsible visa office abroad for consideration. After that, you can help from a refugee sponsorship training program that helps to prepare for what to do in Canada as a refugee.
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