General Terms- Collective Sponsorship

To qualify as a refugee under the Geneva Convention, you must meet all the following criteria:

  • You must be outside the country of which you are a national or, if you have no nationality, outside the country of original residence
  • Do not have double nationality
  • You must have a well-founded fear of persecution because of your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinions
  • In light of this fear, you are unable or unwilling to avail yourself of the protection offered by this country or to return to this country
  • You must be in a situation where no lasting solution can be found within a reasonable amount of time.

Note: The Government of Canada is responsible for determining if a candidate is a Convention Refugee Abroad (Geneva Convention).

Special Conditions:

  • Willingness to live in Quebec.
  • Learn French.
  • Have a contact person who will act as guarantor to the person / refugee family.

Who can be sponsored?

Any single individual or family who fled their country of origin according to the criterias mentioned above.

The family members are:

  • The husband or wife of the main applicant, children and all those family members who live with the family.

N.B. All applications of individuals who are 18 years and above of age and older will be processed separately/independently.

Required documents

  1. Photocopy of passport for each family member. The applications should be completed with the name which appears in your passport.
  2. A valid address and phone number.
  3. 6 recent passport pictures identified with the name of the applicant on the back. (first name and last name)
  4. IMM 0008 with Schedule 1 and 2 completed and signed. You must complete a Schedule 1 and 2 for EACH member of the family.
  5. The form of the guarantor completed and signed.


Any changes of address, phone number, civil status (marriage, death, birth, divorce or destination to another country …) must be reported immediately to Hay Doun not to slow down the immigration process.