Last Updated on May 10, 2022 by Allard John Keeley[This needs to be fleshed out with content from other sponsorship articles about co-signing]
Can I withdraw my support and no longer be a co-signer of a parental sponsorship application?
Yes, you can.
However, please note that if you change your mind and choose to withdraw your support as a co-signer of a sponsorship:
- You must inform the Case Processing Centre (CPC) your application has been sent to in writing that you are withdrawing your support as a co-signer.
- You must also inform the CPC before the person sponsored becomes a permanent resident. In that case:
- The CPC will record the withdrawal in their records and inform you and the sponsor of that your withdrawal was received – as long as you informed them before the person sponsored becomes a permanent resident.
- The CPC will then reassess the sponsorship application to see if there are enough financial resources on the part of the sponsor alone to meet their undertaking.
- If the sponsor’s finances are deemed insufficient the application will fail.
- If you inform the CPC of your withdrawal of support after the person sponsored becomes a permanent resident, you will remain responsible for their financial support as if you hadn’t withdrawn your support.
Allard Keeley has been a published writer on immigration policy since 2013. Has written for publications like The Federalist. Fluent in Spanish and English. BA Honors Economics Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.