Moving to Canada: Immigration Application Mistakes to Avoid, Part 1

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Moving to Canada: Immigration Application Mistakes to Avoid, Part 1

Immigrating has become more popular over the years, as more and more people are compelled to seek a life of adventure and new beginnings. Canada, in particular, has become a popular country for immigrants. It’s dubbed as one of the friendliest nations on earth, with unparalleled healthcare systems in place and overall good quality of life to enjoy. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) also welcomes immigrants all over the world, albeit with specific requirements.

With so many people dreaming of becoming Canadian citizens, it’s pertinent to get every single process right to avoid any delays. You’ll want to prepare properly and submit an excellent application, as this is your best hope of getting approval. 

A little knowledge goes a long way. So in an effort to help people understand how to make compelling applications, Bright Immigration has created a two-part series on the common mistakes you need to avoid at all costs. Without further ado, here’s the first part of our exciting series:

Mistake #1: Failing to write a good Letter of Explanation (LOE)

While focusing on the documents required is paramount to your success, an LOE (Letter of Explanation) is also just as crucial. This letter will depend on the type of application, whether you’re applying for a permanent or temporary residency, a study permit, or even a work visa. As a general rule, however, make sure that the letter includes the following items:

  • A little background information about yourself, your intention, your applications, and why you chose to come to Canada
  • An explanation for any documents you are currently missing, expressing why they’re absent
  • A more thorough discussion of your documents, in case it may be confusing

This letter not only helps clear up any oddities in your application, but can also show how committed you are to understanding and abiding by the rules and regulations of immigration. 

Mistake #2: Failing to submit all the necessary documents

As with all processes, immigration applications can be confusing and utterly frustrating. You’ll need to fill out countless forms, as well as submit a mountain of documents. Forgetting documents can lead to delays and long waiting periods—in the worst-case scenario, you’ll be facing rejections. That said, make sure to read every single credible website, just to ensure that you have everything you need. Here are some good areas to start:

  • A full examination of the CIC website
  • The official immigration checklist 
  • The application package, as this will include country-specific instructions

Mistake #3: Failing to double-check even the smallest of details 

As previously mentioned, immigration applications have little to no margin for error. The most important part of the process is your ability to not only prepare thoroughly for your application, but to ensure that you pay close attention to every single detail. You must be careful about providing every single document, including country-specific information. Filling out your forms properly is also paramount, as you’ll want to make sure that everything stays consistent.

People also often forget to fill out certain fields of information, as well as incorrectly add information between documents. Unfortunately, this can be flagged by the immigration officers, leading to delayed processing times and even a resounding rejection. On that note, make sure to make a full review of all documents before sending them. 

Working With The Best Immigration Consultants In Toronto 

An immigration application can both be exhilarating and terrifying, especially since you are at the mercy of Visa professionals. The chances of getting rejected can quickly affect your nerves, leaving you susceptible to making mistakes. Remember to keep these mistakes in mind as you prepare for the process, however, and if anything, remember to call on the help of a consultant! 

Allow Bright Immigration to make a difference. As the best Canadian immigration agency, we’ll help you achieve your dream life in Canada. 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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Expert help, expert care

Our professionals make the difference. Our representatives are recognized by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council and Law Society of Upper Canada. We are guided by our commitment to professionalism, ethics, and belief in providing our client with access to quality legal care and immigration help. You can rest assured that you are well represented and protected when you choose Bright.
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