For anyone looking to apply for a sponsorship application for their loved ones so that they can all live together in Canada, two words are the epitome of a nightmare: Application denied.
No matter how much optimism you may have over your current application, there is a slight chance that it may not be accepted. Even though the CIC may be quite lenient in its initiative to bring in more immigrants every year, the process itself is still quite rigorous, often more than what most people may expect.
Fortunately, taking on the right mindset and knowing the possible reasons your application can get rejected can help you go a long way in attaining a desirable result. Before handing in your sponsorship application on behalf of your family member, here are four practices that you should avoid to increase the chances of a successful application:
1. Applying without meeting the minimum requirements to become a sponsor
One of the most common mistakes that first-time applicants make when trying to bring in their eligible family members is the sponsor sends in an application before verifying their eligibility.
Generally, the sponsorship process entails fulfilling a few listed requirements before applying on behalf of a family member. Aside from being an adult who currently lives in Canada or intends to live in the country and has Canadian citizenship, you’ll need to meet a few minimum income level requirements and have no criminal record — so make sure you verify the specifics accordingly!
2. Sponsoring someone who doesn’t meet the necessary qualifications
Another common reason plenty of sponsorship applicants end up getting denied is that they don’t meet the requirements in the first place.
The entire application process itself has become so stringent that authorities are obligated to outright cancel one if it misses out on even the simplest of details. Before you even consider passing the application for the loved one you’re looking to bring over to Canada, it’s important to double or triple-check whether or not they meet the minimum details for eligibility. Such requirements include having no criminal records and no serious health problems.
3. Initiating the sponsorship process outside of Canada
Seeing that one of the main requirements for sponsorship is that you’ll need to reside in Canada currently, it should come as no surprise that starting the process outside of the country results in outright rejection. Unless you’ve secured citizenship beforehand, the only way to increase the chances of a successful application is to hand in your application once you’re in Canada again.
4. Misrepresenting crucial information
A reality about sponsorship applications that many sponsors tend to forget is that it’s a legal process, meaning that getting caught for falsifying or misrepresenting documents can lead to severe consequences. Regardless of whether it may be accidental or deliberate, committing this very mistake brings problems in the long run because the CIC bases a past application on judging subsequent ones as well!
Getting denied when sponsoring a loved one for permanent residency on Canadian soil is indeed a nightmare that every applicant should avoid at all costs. However, know that you may be at risk of a denial due to your own mistakes. By watching out for the four mistakes mentioned above, you can easily avoid any repeat applications in the long run by getting the first one right!
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