Waiting for the arrival

How do I sponsor a refugee?

Jan 28 2023 • 27 mins

Once we have sent in all the papers to apply to bring a refugee or a refugee family, we usually have a long wait while officials process the application first in Ottawa and then at a visa office abroad. In this episode, Kate and Mark talk about why it takes so long, and what to do meanwhile. There are also some brief but important comments about when it is appropriate to approach the authorities who are dealing with the application.

The next episode will be a very short podcast, directing you to a youtube video showing one way of keeping financial records for a sponsorship. This is important because IRCC may want to see the evidence that you have provided people with at least the minimum they require.

In later episodes we will run interviews with newcomers and with sponsorship groups about their experience, and we will look at some of the reasons why so many people worldwide are displaced from their homes and communities.

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