Family Sponsorship Processing Times - Adopted child or other relatives

Last updated: 2 September 2020

Family sponsorship application processing times for Adopted children and other relative are based on the latest information available from Canadian immigration authorities.

The Government of Canada allows citizens and permanent residents to sponsor certain members of the family class, but it requires that sponsored family member receive care and often financial support from their sponsors.

In order to be eligible for Family sponsorship immigration program, both the Canadian citizen or permanent resident (also called the 'sponsor') and their adopted child or relative (the 'sponsored person') must be approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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To receive a visa through this program, the sponsor and the sponsored person will be required to prove their relationship to one another.

The processing times for the sponsorship of an adopted child or other relative depends varies, but it is in most cases based on how long it took IRCC to process most complete applications in the past 12 months.

 Visa Offices

The following is a list of visa offices where Family Class applications may be processed.

Bogota, Colombia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Havana, Cuba
Kingston, Jamaica
Lima, Peru
Los Angeles, United States
Mexico City, Mexico
New York City, United States
Ottawa (Case Processing Center), Canada
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Santiago, Chile
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Africa and the Middle East
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Accra, Ghana
Amman, Jordan
Ankara, Turkey
Beirut, Lebanon
Cairo, Egypt
Dakar, Senegal
Nairobi, Kenya
Pretoria, South Africa
Rabat, Morocco
Tel Aviv, Israel
Asia and Pacific
Beijing, China
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Hong Kong, China
Islamabad, Pakistan
Manila, Philippines
New Delhi, India
Singapore, Singapore
Sydney, Australia
Bucharest, Romania
Kiev, Ukraine
London, United Kingdom
Moscow, Russia
Paris, France
Rome, Italy
Vienna, Austria
Warsaw, Poland