Sponsors must file a separate Child application for each of their dependent children.
Has the sponsor filed?: A child must have an eligible sponsor's application on file
before a dividend payment will be issued. Each child application may have only one sponsor.
If you receive an error message during the online application process indicating an application
has already been submitted for your child, file a paper application before the March 31st filing deadline.
Child’s first application?: If the child was born to or adopted by the sponsor on or before December 31st an application may be filed during the application period.
You are required to submit one of the following for identification purposes:
- The child’s original birth certificate or an original true certified copy (photo copies, hospital certificates and heirloom certificates are not accepted) or
- The child’s original passport or
- Original Naturalization Papers.
You MUST submit the application by the March 31st deadline even if you do not have access to the required documents. Documents can be provided after the timely application is submitted.