All About Submitting Forms

In order to sponsor a refugee or refugee family, the Canadian sponsor must complete and submit paperwork, which allows both the Resettlement Operations Centre in Ottawa (ROC-O) and the Canadian Visa Post overseas to process the case. The main application forms are the same for Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs), Community Sponsors (CS) and Groups of Five (G5) however some forms are different depending on the type of sponsoring group, the type of sponsorship, and the refugee applicant’s country of origin and country of asylum.

Application Forms

Undertaking/Application to Sponsor IMM 5373

Sponsor Assessment IMM 5492

Application for Convention Refugees Abroad and Humanitarian-Protected Persons Abroad (IMM 6000):

  • General Application Form Additional Dependants/Declaration, if needed
  • Schedule A Background/Declaration
  • Schedule 2 Refugees Outside Canada
  • Any supplementary forms

Settlement Plan
SAH/CG – IMM 5440
G5 – IMM 5373A
CS – IMM 5515

Financial Profile
G5 only – IMM 5373B

Document Checklist IMM 5437


  • Use of a Representative
  • Refugee Profile Request