Visiting your sponsored child is an incredible experience that takes some advanced planning. The great news: we are here to help!
Step 1 – Complete the following forms
We encourage you to start planning your visit at least two to three months before your desired departure date. This gives us time to coordinate your visit with our offices overseas. The earlier you submit your application forms, the more likely we will be able to accommodate your preferred visit date.
IMPORTANT: Once we submit your request, please allow four to six weeks for confirmation. Response times vary between overseas offices.
Get started by completing the following forms:
- Sponsor Visit Application Form Download here
Note: Only one application form per family is required.
- Legal Forms Download here
Note: Each visitor must complete the legal forms. Parents/guardians may complete the forms on behalf of children who under the age of 17.
- Criminal Record Check (also known as a Police Check)
All visitors who are 18 years of age and older must provide a valid criminal record check. This can be obtained through your local police service.
Typically, you will visit your local police station, pay a fee and show two pieces of identification. Depending on where you live, the time to receive the results of your police check may vary. We will accept a previously obtained criminal record check if it was issued within the last two years from the date of your planned visit.
Note: Be sure to call your local police station to confirm its requirements for criminal record checks. The “vulnerable sector search” is not required.
Step 2 – Submit the forms
Once you have completed the required forms, submit them to World Vision Canada.
BY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
BY FAX: 1-905-696-2162 “Attention: Sponsor Visit”
Attention: Sponsor Visits
World Vision Canada
1 World Drive
Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y4
If you need assistance at any time during the application process, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 1-866-595-5550.