CIC announces 24 month moratorium on applications to sponsor parents and grandparents

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CIC has announced that as of November 5, 2011 there will be a 24 month moratorium on new applications to sponsor parents and grandparents in order to reduce the current backlog. New applications received on or after November 5, 2011 will be returned to the applicant. The moratorium will not affect sponsorship applications for spouses, dependent or adopted children, or other eligible relatives.