Common Mistakes People Make On Canadian Immigration Applications
As a prospective immigrant, the chance to travel to Canada for education or work can be an extremely exciting time in your life. However, as with any life-changing decision, immigration comes with a long-standing process that includes many levels of scrutiny. Immigration laws, policies, and procedures are constantly developing, and it can be very difficult to keep track.
Keeping that in mind, you need to avoid taking uncalculated risks when filing an immigration application. It is crucial to carefully provide complete and truthful information to prevent your application from being rejected and returned to you. The experts at Avenue Canada would like to give you an idea of some of the immigration mistakes you need to avoid when applying and provide you with knowledge about the Canadian immigration system. They have listed some of the most common mistakes people make on their Canadian immigration applications.
1. Comparing immigration cases
Many people compare immigration cases based on details without seeing the big picture. No two cases are hardly ever the same, as no two immigration problems are the same. Just because two clients have the same age, nationality, financial background, marital status, etc., doesn’t mean their application will have the same outcome. This goes especially for study permits. Applications are not templated work. They’re personal and should be treated as such.
2. Using outdated forms
Immigration laws, procedures, and related documents change frequently, and you might be using outdated forms, which is one of the main reasons to have your application sent back to you. Moreover, like most applicants, you’re likely to fall for fraudsters who try to sell you government forms which is illegal.
3. Using expiring passports
Another common mistake is applying for immigration with a passport that is expiring soon. You need to make sure that your passport is valid for at least two years when you apply. Otherwise, you have to apply for an extension, and that’s money wasted.
4. Failing to keep a record of their application
You need to keep copies of all your documents and forms to make sure the next time you apply, you give coherent information. Misrepresentation and discrepancies between applications are some of the main reasons people end up getting in trouble.
5. Forgetting to prepare their applications in advance
Some situations require certain preparation, such as sponsorship applications for common-law partners where cohabitation of at least twelve months needs to be presented. For that, you need to make sure the names of both partners are on the lease, utility bills, etc. Often, people don’t understand that their application must be in line with their real-life history, not the other way around.
6. Becoming nervous and giving irrelevant information
Whatever you’re asked for, be honest! But don’t try to fill the space during an immigration interview. It will not reflect well on you.
To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Avenue Canada. We are a leading immigration consultant in Montreal, Quebec, and a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. We are ready to help clients by providing them with excellent consultancy services along with expert advice. Moreover, we can assist in identifying immigration programs that will suit their requirements and needs.
Our services are available to international clients and clients already in Canada.