Thousands of applications are submittedto CIC every year. Unfortunately when guidelines and instructions are not followed precisely applications are quickly rejected. In this article, we will provide you with tips on how to avoid making mistakes and present a successful immigration case.
A common mistake is submitting the wrong forms. Most of the time applicants overlook or forget to submit all the required forms for the application. Other times, applicants have submitted the wrong forms required for an application. It is essential that you consult with an immigration lawyer as to the required forms that must be submitted with your application.
Knowing exactly which forms to submit will also avoid the possibility of being rejected and losing all fees paid. Thus, it is best to consult with an immigration lawyer prior to starting an application.
Supporting documentation is key to providing additional information with your application. A knowledgeable immigration lawyer will adviseyou on the required supporting documentation that must be submitted. Supporting documentation facilitate the process of having your application approved by CIC.
An immigration lawyer will be able to inform you on which additional documentation you must submit with your application and at times he/she will attach an explanation letter explaining the purpose of the supporting documentation. An explanation letter supports your application while also presenting a persuasive case as to why you should be granted the application of your choice.
Inconsistencies are common in immigration applications. The questions on the forms may sometimes be unclear which lead the applicants to provide the wrong information. An experienced immigration lawyer who has dealt with similar applications in the past is mindful of the information that needs to be puton the application. Depending on the information that the applicant provides to the lawyer, the latter is capable of presenting and submitting precise and accurate information.
Most forms will require that they are validated prior to being uploaded or printed and so it is the duty of the lawyer to make sure that all the information is accurately presented and that the forms are fully validated.
A fourth mistake is retaining an unexperienced or non-licensedrepresentative to work on your application or immigration matter.If you choose to retain the services of a lawyer, you must make sure that you search the lawyer’s credentials in the appropriate provincial governing body.In Ontario, the governing law society for all lawyers and paralegals is the Law Society of Upper Canada. Remember, you should always seek advice from an experienced immigration lawyer in Canada, who is registered to practice in the province of your application.
To avoidall of the above and other common mistakes that we have not mentioned, simply contact us at Carr Law and we will assist you professionally on every step of your application.