As of October 24, 2017, regulations have changed to raise the period of dependent children from “under 19” to “under 22”.

These directions are particular to new applications received by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on or after October 24, 2017.

To improve family solidarity and reunification, and in acknowledgment that numerous youthful grown-ups stay with their parents longer , the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) have been corrected to present another meaning of “dependent children”.

The main change in this new definition is that the most extreme age of a dependent child has expanded from 18 to 21. The definition holds the prerequisite for a dependent children to be unmarried and not in a customary law relationship and for overage kids with a physical or mental condition to have been persistently unfit to financially support themselves since before turning 22.

The new definition applies to applications got on or after October 24, 2017. Applications got between August 1, 2014, and October 23, 2017, will be handled in view of the past definitions.

Past definition: From August 1, 2014, to October 23, 2017, a child was characterized as dependent child under 19 who was not a mate or custom-based law accomplice or a tyke 19 or more seasoned who was subject to a parent due to a physical or mental condition.

Lock-in dates: The administrative corrections identified with the new meaning of dependent child do not include any changes to regulations regarding when the age of a child of the principal applicant is locked in.

Transitional arrangements: Moreover, an alteration has been made to revise an inadvertent omission in the transitional arrangements for the August 1, 2014, correction, to incorporate a dependent child who made an application as a primary candidate as an individual from the family class prior to July 31, 2014.

The transitional arrangements permitted the application of specific youngsters whose ages were locked-in before August 1, 2014, to be handled in light of the pre-amendment definition. It is critical to take note of that for some permanent residence programs, IRCC will keep on receiving a few applications, which incorporate those of youngsters who are 22 or older, who are full-time students and who qualify as dependents in light of the 2014 transitional arrangements in light of the fact that their ages were locked-in before August 1, 2014. These transitional arrangements may apply paying little heed to the date IRCC gets the permanent residence application.

The transitional arrangement identifying with overage full-time students will end up plainly outdated later on as older cases are finished.

Charges: The new meaning of a dependent child has not brought about any progressions to the expense structure. The range of permanent resident fees for subordinate kids that apply on and after October 24, 2017, depend on the dependent type.

The main temporary resident expenses that are influenced by the new meaning of a dependent child are the family rates for an application for a temporary resident visa and the related bio-metric charge.

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