Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is the department of the Government of Canada responsible for matters related to immigration to Canada, refugees and Canadian citizenship. The IRCC Minister administers the Citizenship Act 1977 and its subsequent amendments. IRCC, along with its partners, is responsible for conducting “screening of potential permanent & temporary residents to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians.” In addition, IRCC is also responsible for issuing and checking requirements for Canada pr or business pr Canada and other travel documents that facilitate the travel of Canadian citizens, permanent residents and protected persons. However, some Canadian immigration applications are still processed the old-fashioned way – on paper.
If you’re applying to sponsor a family member, renew your PR card as a provincial nominee or apply for Canadian citizenship, here are our top tips to consider before submitting your application:
1. Review your photos.
Passport-size photos that need to be attached to a paper immigration application cause all sorts of problem. In some cases, they even cause your application to be returned unprocessed. Pay close attention to the photo specifications for the type of application you are submitting. Measure your photo’s frame size to ensure it meets the specification requirements. Measure your photo from the chin to the top of your head, and ensure your head size is within the minimum and maximum dimensions listed in the photo specifications. Check what information is required on the back of the photos. Generally, you require the photographer’s name, address and date the photo was taken, along with your own name and date of birth.
2. Keep your application’s copy exactly as you send it.
Immediately before applying, scan the entire application or make a complete paper copy. This is important for several reasons. Envelopes might get lost in the mail, IRCC can lose your application’s pages, and at some point, you may need to remember all the data you entered (like when applying for citizenship or business pr Canada or renewing a PR card). Furthermore, if IRCC returns to you in the future and says they are not satisfied that you qualify for the program you have applied for, you will be given some time to make new submissions to show them that you qualify. At this point, it will be essential that you can review what you have provided to understand what additional information you can provide to strengthen your application.
3. Check the validity of the forms.
Every Canadian immigration form or document checklist has its publication date in the lower-left corner of the form. Each time the form is changed, a new publication date is recorded. When submitting a paper application, you must ensure that you are submitting the most recent version of each particular form. Be sure to review the online version of each form and compare the posting date with the forms you prepared. If the online form has been updated, you must also update your copy before submitting your application for the requirements for Canada pr.
4. Recheck the signature data.
Forms will only be accepted as valid by IRCC if the signatures on each form are less than 90 days old on the date IRCC receives the application. If your forms are too old when received by the processing center, IRCC will return your entire application and tell you to start over. It is also important that your forms are not signed before you qualify for the application you submit. For example, if you are applying for common-law sponsorship, ensure your forms are signed and dated after meeting the 1-year cohabitation requirement. If you sign your forms too early, you’ll be rejected because you don’t actually qualify.
5. Send it by a method you can track – either express mail or courier.
You must be able to demonstrate that IRCC received your application for requirements for Canada and when it was received. There are many cases where you may need this information – to help IRCC track down an application that is taking longer than expected or demonstrating one application in the context of another (for example, if you need to apply for a work permit on the basis of your PR application in process). Once you’ve submitted your application, make sure you track the delivery and save proof of delivery until you hear from IRCC that they’ve received your application.
Working with its partners, IRCC will continue to work to build a “stronger Canada” by supporting programs and services aimed at helping newcomers successfully integrate and fully live the Canadian way of life. Instil in them the values, duties and responsibilities as new Canadians without prejudice regardless of their race and religious beliefs. It also aims to advance its immigration and humanitarian activities and policies.
IRCC’s goal is to contribute to building a stronger Canada through immigration, which aims to continue its humanitarian efforts that are known around the world. The vision is to consolidate the goal of creating a stable economic agenda as well as its social and cultural environment.