What can go wrong
with a Permanent Residence application?

After a refused, rejected, or long delayed Permanent Residence application, some people consider taking a consultation with a Canadian immigration professional. These conversations provide insight into the way people have addressed their unsuccessful applications in the past, and allow our Professional Consultant to provide her own recommendations on the matter.

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What are common errors people make when applying for Canadian Permanent Residence?

  • Submitting incomplete applications (forms and documents) - In this case, application will be Rejected and the whole process needs to be started again

  • Not paying attention to inconsistent information in application forms

  • Not meeting eligibility requirements 

  • Failing to respond to official correspondence from the officer  assigned to their case

and the most serious of all,

  • Lying, legally known as “misrepresentation”

Our Professional Consultant recommends:

  • Do not underestimate the value of planning for the right immigration strategy; as a candidate, you may be eligible to apply under different programs, some that will require longer times or more effort from your part than others; on the other hand, you may not be eligible to apply for Permanent Residence at this moment, but you may be able to shape your profile to the point of becoming eligible; in either case, good planning and having a clear understanding of what programs entail is key

  • The devil is in the detail; it is your task to convince the officer that based on the permanent residence program, you meet eligibility and admissibility requirements; it is not their task to make the questions, but yours to anticipate them

  • Be truthful; governments know all already, so why lie? It is better to be 100% honest in a 100% of the questions, than being banned 5 years (or more) from approaching Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

  • Do it right the first time; reapplying after an application has been refused, or rejected, implies a greater effort in submission preparation has to be made, this time to address the concerns expressed by the immigration officer in the refusal notification letter, on top of all things; if a future appeal were to be required, your original application will be key to your case; particularly in programs in which age plays an important role in eligibility, you don't want to lose time

  • Use professional advice to ensure a smooth, reliable, and timely application process

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Defining the right strategy is the first step on a successful immigration process; your commitment to see it through, is second

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