When you’re moving with your spouse to Canada, the last thing you want to happen after all that work and waiting is to have the spousal sponsorship immigration application denied. There are many reasons the document can get rejected, whether that be answering a question wrong or leaving questions blank. Fortunately, these reasons can easily be addressed, meaning that you won’t have to deal with the headache of waiting and redoing everything from scratch.
Here are four common spousal sponsorship application mistakes to avoid:
1. Using the Wrong Application Forms
If you’re looking for the application forms to fill out, the website of the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will have them available. These documents are usually updated without any notice at all. Because of this, if you take too long to submit a document, it might go out of date.
If the CIC receives an outdated form, they might return it to you unprocessed, telling you to redo it with the updated document. So before you send in your application, make sure that you have the latest version of the form.
2. Leaving Questions Blank
Whether it was an honest mistake or that the question doesn’t apply to you, never leave it blank. Not only does this mean that you left out some vital information, but the CIC can deem you suspicious.
Because of this, always go through your document multiple times to ensure everything is not only answered correctly but that every question is filled. If you do run into an item that does not apply to you, write down “Not Applicable” to let CIC know that you have indeed seen the question.
3. Mistaking Sponsor for Applicant and Vice Versa
While this might seem like an unlikely issue, thanks to all the jargon these documents have, it is a mistake that happens. The result is a swapped document that makes no sense to the IRCC.
If you’re filling out a spousal sponsorship immigration application, ensure that the applicant is whoever the person that’s trying to get to Canada. The sponsor will be of Canadian citizenship living in Canada and is the person trying to get the applicant to become a PR (permanent resident) in the country. For example, if you’re the individual living in Canada and want your spouse to come there, you’re the sponsor, and your spouse is the applicant.
4. Answering Questions Incorrectly
When you’re answering questions on the form and run into a question you do not understand, don’t try to answer it yourself. That’s the biggest mistake you can ever make. If you answer the question incorrectly, the document is going to be rejected, and you’ll need to redo the entire document again.
If you encounter a question that you do not understand, always ask for help. You can either ask for help from an immigration consultant or even reach out to the IRCC’s call center for assistance.
While filling out these applications might be time-consuming, you need to put all your effort into getting it right. In doing so, not only are you avoiding wasting time in case these documents are sent back but that you and your spouse will get to live together as soon as possible. So, if you need help with ensuring you’ve done everything right in the application process, feel free to contact Canada immigration professionals. They’ll make sure you have all the right documents appropriately done to get the application approved without delay.
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