If you are wanting to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident or a student or as a worker, there are some mistakes that you need to be on the lookout for if you are looking to have your immigration issues sorted. Particularly, there are three top mistakes to avoid in 2021.
Review Your Application
Firstly, you need to ensure that you have thoroughly reviewed your application if you are going to be filling it yourself. You must ensure that you do not make the mistake of failing to review your application. Failure to review your application increases the risk of errors that may be fatal to your application.
You may have inadvertently omitted crucial details or included erroneous information. Therefore, you absolutely want to ensure that you thoroughly vet your application before filing it. Review and filing of immigration applications is a service offered by immigration lawyers including our own. The advantage of involving an immigration lawyer is that they will go through the application and ensure that everything is completed in the way prescribed by the Canadian immigration authorities.
The second mistake you need to avoid making in 2021 is missing a deadline that has been provided by immigration authorities. For instance, if you recently completed your express entry profile and received an invitation to apply for permanent residency, you must have been given a deadline by which you must file the application. Ensure that you apply on time and do not miss the deadline.
Similarly, if you are applying for a study permit or a work permit, you may from time to time receive communications from the immigration authorities requesting additional information. In case such requests are made, there would typically be a deadline by which you need to provide this information. Such deadlines are equally important and you absolutely do not want to end up missing the deadline.
Additionally, meetings with Canadian immigration authorities are also important. Avoid making the mistake of missing an immigration deadline because it can be fatal to your application.
The third mistake you want to avoid and equally important is to avoid making a misrepresentation in your application. A misrepresentation is a situation where you have stated a fact that is inaccurate or you might have omitted a fact that is important. In other words, you may have omitted information that was material to the application or inadvertently included inaccurate information and it would have adversely impacted the way in which the decision was arrived at.
It is worth noting that misrepresentation does not always have to be intentional; it can be innocent. For instance, often when completing immigration application forms, there is usually a question like “have you ever been denied entry into Canada or any other country?” Sometimes this question is overlooked and perhaps you could have been denied an application to enter another country but failed to indicate the same on the form. This can potentially be an example of misrepresentation.
As simple as it may seem, such inaccurate information can be fatal to your application as it could lead to a finding of misrepresentation which is a major immigration issue in Canada. A finding of misrepresentation would mean that you would likely be barred from re-entering Canada for at least five years and your application would also be denied. In addition, the misrepresentation finding remains on your file throughout. Therefore, misrepresentation is something that you absolutely want to avoid.
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We are here to assist you to review your immigration applications on your behalf to ensure that it is error-free and completed as expected by Canadian immigration authorities.
Should you also have any inquiries or questions on misrepresentation and other related immigration issues, we are happy and available to provide you with the best professional advice.
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