When sponsoring your spouse to immigrate to Canada, there are many mistakes people make in their applications. Many people fill the application themselves, without using the service of an immigration lawyer or consultant. As a result, the chance of errors in the application increases considerably. This often delays the processing of the application. Here are the major mistakes people make in their spousal sponsorship applications:
Using an outdated version of the application forms
Many people who fill the application themselves often use the wrong or outdated version of the application forms. Keep in mind that the application forms are continuously updated without any notice. Submitting an older or wrong version of the application form will only lead to a delay in processing or rejection of your application. Be sure to always use the most recent version of the application forms.
Filling the wrong information in the application forms
Many people end up filling the wrong information on their application forms. Be sure to ask for help whenever you are in doubt while filling the application forms. Also, there are many people who intentionally provide the wrong information. Keep in mind that providing the wrong information can lead to the rejection of your spousal sponsorship application. The best way to avoid the mistakes is by using the service of an immigration attorney or consultant.
Not answering all the questions
The questions asked in the application forms have to be answered. However, many people leave certain questions black. Doing so skips necessary information and increases your chance of rejection or return of the application to you. Furthermore, it makes the case appear suspicious to the authorities. If you think a certain question does not apply to you, you can write not applicable in the space left for the answer.
Failure to differentiate between the sponsor and the applicant
It is important to keep in minds that the IRCC uses terms, jargons, and words that are limited to their field. This may confuse many people. You may interpret a certain jargon in light of your everyday language but the IRCC may have a totally different definition of that jargon. Many people fail to understand the difference between the sponsor and the applicant when filling the sponsor and applicant forms, which are separate from each other.
Keep in mind that the sponsor is the Canadian citizen or permanent resident who wants to help his or her spouse immigrate to Canada. On the other hand, the applicant is the person who is married to the Canadian citizen or permanent resident and wants to immigrate to Canada to stay with his or her spouse. Be sure to fill out the correct form and submit it to the IRCC.
Not submitting the necessary and required supporting documents
It is important to submit all the required and necessary supporting documents along with the spousal sponsorship application. This will make your case stronger and prove that the relationship between the spouses is authentic and real. For example, documents like the couple’s pictures, greetings cards, financial transactions between the couple, emails exchanged between the couple, phone call records, and social media exchanges can make your case stronger.
There are certain documents the IRCC requires the applicants to submit. Be sure to do your research and know what documents to submit. Not submitting these documents would have the application returned to you or rejected. You must do everything to prove that you and your spouse are in a real and genuine relationship and not using the relationship just for the sake of helping the person immigrate to Canada.
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