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Submitting Biometrics for Your Immigration Application

What are Biometrics? Digital fingerprints and a photograph of the facial area.   Who has to provide biometrics? The following people have to give biometrics to enter Canada: Visitor visa applicants Work permit applicants or Study permit applicants (except U.S. citizens) Permanent Residence applicants Refugees or people seeking asylum Visitor Record applicants – people seeking…

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Marrying and Sponsoring a Wallisian or a Futunan

Marrying and Sponsoring a French Citizen to Canada is the same process, no matter where they live. Learn more about sponsorship: See our page on Marrying a French Citizen Learn About Sponsorship Go Back   Calling Wallis and Futuna from Canada Dial 011 – 681 – local number, where 011 is the exit code for…

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IMM 5409 Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union

If you are legally married or are sponsoring a Conjugal Partner then do not complete this form. As our couple in our application example are legally married, we do not have to fill out form IMM 5409. This form is filled out by both the Sponsor and the Principal Applicant and is used to establish…

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Jamaican Immigration to Canada

Jamaican Immigration to Canada   History of Jamaican Immigration to Canada As of 2011, there were 256,915 Jamaican Canadians, both citizens and permanent residents. This group makes up nearly a third of all Black Canadians, who in term are Canada’s 3rd largest visible minority. Also, Jamaica has been the largest source of immigrants to Canada…

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Marrying and Sponsoring a US Virgin Islander

Marrying and Sponsoring an American Citizen to Canada is the same process, no matter where they live. Learn more about sponsorship: See our page on Marrying an American Citizen Learn About Sponsorship Go Back   Calling the Virgin Islands from Canada The Virgin Islands are located within the North American Numbering Plan, so calling is…

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Marrying and Sponsoring a Tokelauan

Marrying and Sponsoring a New Zealand Citizen to Canada is the same process, no matter where they live. Learn more about sponsorship: See our page on Marrying a New Zealand Citizen Learn About Sponsorship Go Back   Calling Tokeleau from Canada Dial 011 – 690 – local number There are no area codes in Tokelau….

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The Document Checklist IMM 5533 or IMM 5589 or IMM 5629

The document checklist is one of the first forms you should print and use as a guide to make sure your sponsorship application is complete. It’s really important to note that there are many different versions of this form. There are a few ways in which your document checklist might be different: There are different…

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Marrying and Sponsoring a Maldivan Citizen

A group of islands in Southern Asia in the Indian Ocean southwest of India The weather is tropical hot, humid and dry with a Northeast monsoon season that starts from November to March. The rainy and also monsoon season starts from June to August. Tsunamis and low lying islands make the island vulnerable to increasing…

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Marrying and Sponsoring a Nauruan Citizen

A tiny Island in the Oceania territory of the South Pacific Ocean south of Marshall Islands The weather is tropical climate with a monsoon pattern that comprises of rainy season from November to February Periodic droughts are a common natural hazard   Marriage to a Nauruan Citizen Every country has its own laws that apply…

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Medical Examination for Canadian Immigration

The principal applicant and all family members – not just their dependents – will have to undergo a medical exam with a designated panel physician. If any family member does not undergo a medical exam, they will not be able to be sponsored to come to Canada at a later date. The principal applicant and…

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Marrying and Sponsoring a Malian Citizen

Marriage to a Malian Citizen Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Malian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.  If you want to bring your Malian spouse or…

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IMM 5481 Sponsorship Evaluation

The IMM 5481 form should only be filled out when you are sponsoring dependent children who in turn have no dependent children of their own. So it is not necessary to complete if your spouse or partner has no children. In this case, you should move on to Chapter 11. If you wish to sponsor…

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