The other things to have in mind are:
- An authorized person must certify the original/true copies of the documents. The conditions for the certification include using the full name, signature, and approval dates. Some persons authorized to do this are a commissioner of affidavit-taking and a notary public.
- A police certificate must be provided, especially if you are neither a Canadian citizen nor a Permanent Resident (PR).
- Prepare the Forms
It is now time to prepare the forms for the application. Click here to view the list of forms expected to be filled by both the sponsor and the applicant.
While the instructions in the forms should guide you, it is also pertinent to be sincere with the information you provide.
- Settle the Bill
Next is to make payment for the application. You can view the breakdown of the fees here. The fee includes the costs of sponsorship and processing the Visa application.
Another vital fee to pay is the Right of Permanent Resident Fee (RPRF). Without this, it would be impossible to facilitate or honor the application for your common-law partner to become a Permanent Resident (PR) in Canada.
- Scrutinize the Application before Submitting
Take the time to go through the filled forms and documents to ensure no mistakes or incoherencies.
- Submit the Application and hope for the best
Now, hand in the application. It would be an excellent idea to photocopy the forms/documents as you may need some vital information during the final checks on the application.
The Post-Application Process
After submitting the application for PR for a common-law partner, you will receive feedback from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Email communication is most likely, although you may be contacted by other means, such as an authorized paid representative.
Passing a medical exam and possibly applying for medical insurance is possible during the wait.
Note that the application might not be processed and would be returned to you for several reasons, including:
- Some missing documents and forms are missing.
- Unsigned forms.
You can appeal if the application is rejected. Besides that, expect a mail or direct communication from the IRCC letting you know that the application processing has commenced and the following steps to take.
Does this sound like the best immigration program for you and your loved one(s)? If so, North Vista Immigration, one of the leading Immigration Consultants in Canada, is more than willing to provide professional guidance for a hitch-free common-law partner Visa application.