5 Things to Do Before Submitting Canadian Immigration Application

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5 Things to Do Before Submitting Canadian Immigration Application

Submitting your application for Canadian Immigration must be done right. That means ensuring all the necessary documents are there and all the important information has been filled out. Your application can make or break the process, because if you don’t do it right, it could cause delays. 

Here are things to do before you submit your application:

 

  • Check Validity of Forms

 

Every form or document checklist comes with a publication date you can find in the bottom left-hand corner of the form. This is updated every time the form is changed. So, when you submit a paper application, make sure you are sending the most recent version of the form. It won’t hurt to check the online version of each form and compare it to the publication date of the forms you have. Should you find the online forms have been updated, you need to update your physical copies as well before you submit them. 

 

  • Check Signature Dates

 

The CIC will only accept forms with signatures that are less than 90 days old on the day the application is received. If your forms are too old, the CIC will return them and you will be asked to start over. Another thing is that your forms must not be signed before you qualify for your application. 

 

  • Keep a Full Copy of your Application

 

Before you send the application, make a paper copy of it. Why? Envelopes can get lost in the mail easily, or the CIC can lose pages of your application. With that, you need to have “backup” copies just in case. Additionally, the CIC could reach out to you and inform you that they’re not satisfied that you qualify for the program, in which you will be given a certain period when you can make new submissions to prove to them you qualify. At this point, it will be handy to have a copy of your application with you to review the details you have given and make improvements from there. 

 

  • Check the Photos You Will Send

 

You will be surprised by the many issues a wrongly sized photo can cause. Pay close attention to the photo specs for the type of application you have. You also need to check additional specs required to be used at the back of the photo. 

 

  • Send It in a Way You Can Track 

 

You need to ensure the CIC received your application and take note of the date it was received. Therefore, you need to send it in a way that you can track it, whether via Express Post or courier. Once you have sent your application, track the delivery and save the proof of delivery until you get a confirmation from CIC that your application has been received. 

Make Your Canadian Immigration Run Smoothly

Canadian immigration can be a tedious process, but it’s going to be worth it when you are granted access to the country. Use these tips to help you submit your application for Canadian immigration. It would also be a good idea to consider hiring an immigration consultant who can help you throughout the process and make things easier for you. 

If you’re looking for professional help from a trusted firm, please contact us at info@brightimmigration.com or call 1-888-404-8472. 

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