The application process for entry into Canada involves five steps:
1. First contact
After our initial contact we will set up a meeting (in person, by phone or via VoIP) to discuss your wishes. If your circumstances are completely straightforward, we will discuss your options right away. In all other cases we will take an in-depth look at all your details and present you with your options at a later moment.
Based on your choices, we will send you a quote as well as our Retainer Agreement. We will only charge you for the work that we do on your behalf and not for any work that you do yourself. Also, we do not charge you for any generic information or forms that can be obtained free of charge from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”). We are completely transparent in our services – as such, you will receive value for your money.
3. Forms and documentation
As soon as you retain our services, we will prepare all the necessary forms for you and give you a detailed overview of all the documentation you will need to collect. Some of these documents may need to be translated by a certified translator.
Once your application package is complete (i.e., we have received all applicable forms back from you as well as the necessary documentation), we will submit it on your behalf to IRCC.
Needless to say, we discourage anyone from including any untrue information or fraudulent documents in an application package. Even more, doing so constitutes a crime punishable under Canadian immigration law and could make applicants inadmissible. The consequence of being inadmissible is that the Canadian Government will not issue a visa.
5. The wait
After submission, IRCC will need time to process your application. We will keep you posted on any additional questions they may have and any progress they make. The length of the processing time depends, among other factors, on the immigration category, the number of applications in your category and your country of origin.
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