Writing a Letter of Explanation (LoE): A How-To Guide

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Writing a Letter of Explanation (LoE): A How-To Guide

Migrating to Canada is a dream that many have. Those who are fortunate enough to be granted an invitation to apply will need to come up with a list of different requirements that will certify and provide proof for their education, skills, and work experience. While most documents are papers that might be easy enough to procure, what if you cannot secure a copy of a particular requirement or document? This is where a Letter of Explanation may come in handy.

A Letter of Explanation will help you provide information that you feel that the immigration officials need to know in absence of a required document. This type of letter may be required in many different entry applications to Canada, such as Express Entry applications, applications for student visas, and others. 

This article will shed light on the specifics surrounding writing a Letter of Explanation, how to write it, and when it may be necessary to provide one. 

Writing a Letter of Explanation (LoE): A How-To Guide

To ensure that your application will not be denied because of lacking documentation, writing a Letter of Explanation is paramount. However, if it is your first time preparing this type of letter, you may not know how to begin and if you are writing it correctly. Read on to find out how to go about writing a Letter of Explanation for your Canadian Immigration application. 

When Will a Letter of Explanation Be Needed?

Should there be any missing items in your application, a Letter of Explanation may be used to fill in the gaps. Some instances where letters of explanation are required will be if you cannot procure a police certificate on time or missing documents to support your work history or proof of funds. 

How to Write a Letter of Explanation

You must keep it short, straight to the point, and factual when you write your letter. There will be no need to index the documents you refer to in your letter, as the CIC will have its own filing system. It’s also worth noting that you need to be specific at the very beginning of your letter about which documents you will be talking about in the letter to help the agent be prepared to document the information you provide. 

How to Send the Letter

The first thing you need to do is ensure that the file format is the same as the rest of the files you will send to your immigration consultant. They will be reaching out to you should any problems or possible alterations needed to be done in your letter. 

Conclusion

While writing a Letter of Explanation may seem tedious and time-consuming, if you think it will be impossible to procure specific documents that are vital to your application, this letter is a must. Having this document will complete your information and suffice for any missing documents. In line with this, working with the right immigration agent and consultancy will help you prepare an application that will be more likely to be approved, taking you one step closer to living your Canadian Dream. 

If you’re looking for professional help from a trusted firm, please contact us at info@brightimmigration.com or call 1-888-404-8472. Work with an experienced Canada immigration company by contacting us today!

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